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New Insight Brain Chemicals Affect Memory
2013-07-25 10:01:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New insight into the mechanism by which the brain uses chemical messengers may lead to a better understanding of memory preservation. A team of researchers, led by Trevor Hamilton of Grant MacEwan University and Bill Colmers of the University of Alberta, believes the findings may contribute to Alzheimer's disease research. Their results were published in the Journal of Neuroscience and concern a chemical messenger called neuropeptide...

Oxytocin Social Anxiety
2013-07-23 08:56:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research indicates the love hormone oxytocin may have a dark side. Oxytocin is commonly thought of as the warm and fuzzy hormone that promotes feelings of love. It is currently even undergoing tests for use as an anti-anxiety drug. However, researchers at Northwestern Medicine have discovered oxytocin can intensify and cause emotional pain. It appears oxytocin may be responsible for negative social situations, such as...

2013-07-17 10:55:52

During the last decade, our understanding of this hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis has quickly expanded. Two novel hypothalamic Arg-Phe-amide- related peptides, kisspeptin and gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone, may be important regulators of the reproductive axis. Kisspeptins are currently recognized as the most potent activators of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis. Kisspeptin and its receptor, G protein-coupled receptor 54 (GPR54), are expressed on gonadotropin-releasing hormone...

Oxytocin Helps Reach Out Times Of Stress
2013-06-26 08:35:41

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When faced with the pain of social rejection, many people try to hide from the situation to soothe their wounded pride. However, scientists have recently shown this may not be the most helpful strategy. According to researchers at Concordia University, reaching out to others after a stressful event instead of secluding oneself boosts levels of the hormone oxytocin which helps against feelings of rejection. Oxytocin has been...

2013-06-20 23:24:41

The chemical release of feel-good hormones when someone performs an act of kindness and how it then goes on to promote that individual´s own physical and mental health were explained by BioGirl Health Show presenter Carol Newman this week on her regular Friday 1pm show on Spreaker Radio. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Michigan-based natural health and wellness coach Carol cited recent research work by chemist David R Hamilton which revealed that performing random acts of kindness —...

2013-06-03 23:22:49

The cycles of destruction gossip can cause — both mental and physical — is the topic under discussion on one of the latest episodes of Carol Newman´s popular BioGirl Health Show. The show, which is aired every Friday at 1pm on Spreaker radio, has already amassed a large following in Carol´s hometown state of Michigan and beyond. (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Carol, a long-time advocate for natural and healthy living, says gossip ie speaking ill of another individual, can cause...

Drive To Overeat Triggered By Key Shift In The Brain
2013-04-30 05:37:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition this week has identified a cellular change in the brain that has been linked to obesity. In the study, a team of American and Italian neuroscientists joined forces to identify a switch that occurs in neurons located within the hypothalamus. This switch, they explain in a statement, “involves receptors that trigger or inhibit the...

2013-04-17 11:40:49

Spread of breast cancer linked to kisspeptins which normally inhibit metastasis KISS 1 is a metastasis-suppressor gene which helps to prevent the spread of cancers, including melanoma, pancreatic and ovarian cancers to name a few. But new research from Western University's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry shows that kisspeptins —peptide products of KISS1, actually make some breast cancers worse, with a higher tumor grade and metastatic potential. The research is published...

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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