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Biological Markers In Chromosomes Predict The Common Cold
2013-02-20 10:41:51

[Watch Video: Biological Marker Predicts Susceptibility To Common Cold] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While predicting future events has been met with much skepticism, many scientists make it their life work to predict what will happen in the future. Such predictions include what regional weather will be like, how much warmer the planet will be, and even when the Sun will die. But predictive science is not limited to just forecasting the weather or...

Natural Remedy For The Common Cold? Become A Parent
2012-07-06 05:28:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The perks of being a parent can be unclear at times. One perk could possibly be the body´s defenses against developing the common cold. According to a study from Carnegie Melon University, researchers recently discovered that parents could have a lower risk of catching a cold than their counterparts who do not have children. The study was conducted by lead author Rodlescia S. Sneed and Sheldon Cohen of Pittsburgh´s...

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2012-06-12 07:23:51

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Trying to find a job during a difficult economic time. Working through relationship issues with family members. These are just a few examples of situations that can cause stress on an individual. A recent study by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers looked at who was affected the most by stress in the last few years; they studied adult stress levels between 1983 and 2009, and reported a number of findings based on the theme of stress. In the past,...

Yes, Stress Can Make You Sick. But How?
2012-04-03 07:47:02

Researchers, led by Sheldon Cohen, at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that psychological stress increases risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. And now they know how. The researchers found that psychological stress causes the body to lose its ability to regulate the inflammatory response. According to Cohen, “Inflammation is partly regulated by the hormone cortisol and when cortisol is not allowed to serve this function, inflammation can get out of...

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2009-01-13 07:50:00

New research from Carnegie Mellon University finds that those who get less than seven hours sleep a night are three times as likely to catch a cold.  Furthermore, those who sleep poorly were at a five times higher risk of catching a cold. The researchers paid healthy adults $800 to have cold viruses sprayed up their noses.  Participants then spent five days in a hotel to see if the virus sickened them.  The study's showed that those who habitually slept eight hours or more were...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.