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Narcissism is a personality trait that is defined by an inflated sense of grandiosity, self-importance, and overestimations of uniqueness.
The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men.
Neuroscience researchers from Tufts have demonstrated, for the first time, that the physiological response to stress depends on neurosteroids acting on specific receptors in the brain, and they have been able to block that response in mice.
Cortisol may be the Swiss Army knife of hormones in the human body-just when scientists think they understand what it does, another function pops up.
Psychobiological studies investigating the nature of the stress response and its relations to human health and development have routinely measured salivary cortisol to assess the response of the
Patients with cancer, heart disease and other chronic illness struggle not only with complications inherent to their disease, they also experience an involuntary loss of weight and muscle mass triggered by the body's natural response to infection and inflammation.
Exhaustion syndrome, also called burnout and exhaustion depression, leaves objectively measurable changes in the brain â€“ including reduced activity in the frontal lobes and altered regulation of the stress hormone cortisol.
Whether itâ€™s food or sex, pleasurable activity provides more than just pleasure, University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers say.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that high levels of a stress hormone in recovering alcoholics could increase the risk of relapse.
Adding to all that ails people managing their multiple sclerosis is depression â€• for which MS sufferers have a lifetime risk as high as 50 percent.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.