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2014-07-16 23:08:38

Western Washington Medical Group explains the detrimental side effects of stress on a person’s body in a recently published article based on an infographic from Mind Your Health. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 “Stress can have many negative effects on the body,” says an article by Mental Health America, recently featured on Western Washington Medical Group’s blog, explaining the detrimental health effects that have been linked, at least in part, to stress. The article lists the...

stressed out in america
2014-07-08 12:09:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While every American faces some form of stress, a new survey has found that medical-related issues are the primary driver of stress in the United States. Conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health in March and April of this year, the new survey asked Americans about their sources of stress, how stress affected them and how they dealt with it. The poll found 49 percent of respondents...

child stress
2014-06-28 05:41:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Chronic stressors such as poverty or abuse can have a lasting negative impact on children and could be linked to behavioral, health or employment-related problems later on in life, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry. While experiencing a certain amount of stress can help youngsters learn how to adapt to and cope with life’s obstacles, researchers from the University of...

2014-05-28 12:54:36

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Researchers identify neurons that determine whether an individual will be depressed or resilient We all deal with stress differently. For many of us, stress is a great motivator, spurring a renewed sense of vigor to solve life's problems. But for others, stress triggers depression. We become overwhelmed, paralyzed by hopelessness and defeat. Up to 20% of us will struggle with depression at some point in life, and researchers are actively working to...

2014-05-07 11:11:04

George Washington University (GW) researcher David Mendelowitz, Ph.D., was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience for his research on how heart rate increases in response to alertness in the brain. Specifically, Mendelowitz looked at the interactions between neurons that fire upon increased attention and anxiety and neurons that control heart rate to discover the “why,” “how,” and “where to next” behind this phenomenon. “This study examines how changes in alertness...

2014-05-06 23:16:46

“Natural Tips to Relieve Stress, Anxiety and Depression Quickly,” a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers safe and effective methods for eliminating stress and depression. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 “Natural Tips To Relieve Stress, Anxiety And Depression Quickly,” a new report created by Alfesh Zuber on the site Vkool.com, shows safe and natural ways to deal with anxiety, stress and depression. In the first part of this report, people will discover 10 relaxation...

Stress Reduction Through Horse Therapy
2014-04-26 05:57:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that animals can have a soothing effect on humans and a new study published in the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin reveals that when school kids work with horses they have significantly lower levels of stress hormones throughout their day. “We were coming at this from a prevention perspective,” said study author Patricia Pendry, a developmental psychologist at Washington State University who studies...

2014-04-22 14:28:27

When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism. Until now, it has been unclear how much these stressors have impacted the cells of a developing brain. Past studies have shown that when an expectant mother exposes herself to alcohol or drug abuse or she experiences some trauma...

Focusing On Context Helps Alleviate Bad Memories
2014-04-21 10:41:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When we go through a traumatic, embarrassing or otherwise negative experience, our minds will often replay those memories – stirring up unwanted emotions over and over again. Now, a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Alberta in Canada has revealed that focusing on the context surrounding the negative event, such as the weather or who was there at the time, can help to alleviate the...

New Study Draws Links Between Bad Neighborhoods, Bad Life Events And Bad Health
2014-04-09 16:27:32

By Eric Ferreri, Duke University Residents of poorer Chicago neighborhoods are more likely to suffer terrible life events -- and their health suffers as a result, according to a new Duke University study. The misfortunes they face can come in many forms -- from mugging to job loss to the death of a loved one -- and the stress involved often leads to anxiety, depression and other illnesses, according to the study, released April 8 in PLoS ONE, an open access, peer-reviewed journal....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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