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Inflammation In The Blood May Lead Some To Aggressive Behaviors
2013-12-19 13:34:02

[ Watch the Video: Blind Rage Or Blood Inflammation? ] Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a study with nearly 200 participants, people with intermittent explosive disorder (IED) possess elevated amounts of two markers of systemic inflammation in their blood. IED is a psychiatric illness characterized by impulsivity, hostility and recurrent aggressive outbursts. This study is the first of its kind and is carefully controlled to document the direct...

Stress Gene Linked Heart Attacks
2013-12-19 12:03:34

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Duke reveals that the genetic trait responsible for predisposing some people to strong stress reactions may also cause the risk of heart attack or death to rise by 38 percent. This discovery provides a new biological explanation for why some people are inclined towards cardiovascular disease. Since in these cases the disease is linked to stress, the findings suggest that behavior modification and drug therapies...

2013-12-19 10:41:16

If there is something that we all know about in the 21st century it is stress, whether it's the stress of work, financial stress or the stress of getting the next grant funded; we are all familiar with that heart-pounding, race-against-time feeling. But this is a very modern perspective on stress. As far as physiologists are concerned, stress is a well-known factor that has driven evolution and moulded the planet's ecosystems since life began. 'Stress is a hot topic', says Shireen Davies,...

2013-12-17 23:27:39

The new “19 sugar cravings eliminating tips” article introduced on the website Vkool.com instructs people how to overcome sugar cravings naturally. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 The new “19 sugar cravings eliminating tips” article on the website Vkool.com provides people with efficient ways on how to overcome sugar cravings without using any kind of supplements or drugs. This writing is really ideal for those people who want to get rid of emotional eating habits and...

2013-12-15 23:02:42

The new “14 natural ways to balance hormones” article on the website Vkool.com instructs people how to get balanced hormone levels easily. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 The new “14 natural ways to balance hormones” article on the site Vkool.com delivers easy ways on how to prevent imbalanced hormone levels without using any kind of drugs or supplements. At the beginning of this article, the author points out the importance of hormones balance in the human body....

2013-12-13 23:01:37

The American Occupational Therapy Association offers tips for reducing holiday-related stress, depression. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 While the holidays are expected to be a time of joy and family get-togethers, the gap between a person’s expectations can lead to feeling overwhelmed and disappointed. Coping with the loss of a loved one, changes in one’s health or financial situation, and seasonal mood disorder can all contribute to feeling blue during the holiday season....

Fear Odor Reaction
2013-12-13 08:45:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Neuroscientists at Rutgers University have discovered that fear reactions can occur in the olfactory system, even before the brain has had an opportunity to interpret and associate a particular odor with trouble. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, John McGann, associate professor of behavioral and systems neuroscience at Rutgers and colleagues, report that neurons in the noses of laboratory animals reacted ...

2013-12-12 23:32:09

Leading provider of stress management training, tactics, and education materials, StressStop, offer top 5 ways to stay stress during the holidays. Norwalk, Connecticut (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The holidays are a hectic time and stress often seems inevitable, but it does not have to be. StressStop, the leading provider of stress management training, tactics and education materials, offers its top 5 tips for staying stress free during the holidays. 1. Make a list of what NOT to do. For...

2013-12-12 10:51:45

Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. By age 4, children in families living with incomes under 200 percent of the federal poverty line have less gray matter — brain tissue critical for processing of information and execution of actions — than kids growing up in...


Latest Stress Reference Libraries

Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

Acute Stress Reaction
2013-07-29 09:36:16

Acute Stress Reaction (ASR), also referred to as shock or Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), is a variation on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms ASR can often escalate to ASD. Symptoms of acute stress reaction include a change in attention, disorientation, daze and confusion. After these symptoms occur, victims suffering from ASR can often become withdrawn from their surroundings or experience panic anxiety paired with impairment and extreme emotions of sadness, anger and fear....

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.