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2013-02-11 16:12:09

Concerns and anxieties about one´s close relationships appear to function as a chronic stressor that can compromise immunity, according to new research. In the study, researchers asked married couples to complete questionnaires about their relationships and collected saliva and blood samples to test participants´ levels of a key stress-related hormone and numbers of certain immune cells. The research focused on attachment anxiety. Those who are on the high end of the...

Being Lonely Can Affect Your Immune System
2013-01-20 06:09:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Feelings of loneliness could be hazardous to your health, causing an immune system reaction similar to those associated with high stress levels, researchers from the Ohio State University (OSU) claim in a new study. Lead author Lisa Jaremka, a postdoctoral fellow at the OSU Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, and colleagues discovered that people who were more isolated demonstrated signs of elevated latent herpes virus...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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