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Extra cortisol protects women's mood under stress

...ing evidence that cortisol given near in time to a physical or psychological stress may lessen the stressor's emotional impact. Psychologists are especially interested in what this means for preventing and treating post-traumatic stress disorder. The findings appear in the February issue of Behavioral Neuro...

Wartime raises stress, blood pressure rates in military offspring

...r related stressors, the researchers note that the physical impact of the war on military offspring merits attention. "We are not aware of any studies examining the impact of the onset of the war on both stress levels and blood pressure of military offspring," Dr. Barnes says. There is evidence of the impac...

Aging population is causing major increase in the cancer burden warn experts

...remains hope that dietary modifications, increased physical activity and avoidance of obesity could lead to reductions in the incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer," said Prof Boyle. "However, progress has been very slow; the number of deaths has increased by 1.8% since our previous 2004 estimates. S...

Highlights from the February 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...and lifestyle, such as marital status and level of physical activity. Results include: Those with an incom...me, education, sex, ethnicity, marital status, and physical activity on food consumption patterns when planning diets, nutrition education programs and interven...

Exercise has no effect on risk of knee osteoarthritis

...have been conducted where patients are asked about physical activity and followed to find out what develops. M...om/journal/arthritiscare ) examined the effects of physical activity over a long period in older adults, many of whom were overweight, and found that exercise n...

Erectile dysfunction influenced by race and ethnicity

...ationship in minority men. Given the prevalence of physical risk factors (diabetes, hypertension) also in minority men, these results should alert clinicians to the particular relevance of sexual function in minority men to overall health and well-being." "This is important new research in sexual medicine...

Mayo Clinic research shows young people who died suddenly and inexplicably had genetic heart defects

...first symptom. Because they leave no structural or physical clues, the defects can't be detected with conventional autopsy methods -- so families have been left with the additional grief of wondering what caused the premature death. Mayo Clinic's molecular autopsy is a detailed examination at a molecular le...

Predicting the risk of rheumatoid arthritis for early arthritis patients

... disease. Through a combination of questionnaires, physical examination, and blood samples, the team identified 9 clinical variables with independent predictive value for RA: sex, age, localization of symptoms, morning stiffness, the tender joint count, the swollen joint count, the C-reactive protein level, ...

Chronic pain up almost 40 percent among US workers in past decade

...reatments that can help such as diet and exercise, physical therapy, acupuncture and a variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications. Extended-release chronic pain medications, such as prescription ULTRAM ER (tramadol HCl) extended-release tablets, taken once daily, have been shown to relieve mode...

Psychological effects of heart surgery examined

... heart defects are not directly dependent on their physical fitness or on the severity of residual symptoms," ...patient's psychological states regarding their own physical fitness after the operations vary depending upon their own perception of their recovery. The findi...

NHLBI awards 12 Women's Health Initiative contracts

...ms underlying the reduced risk of CHD conferred by physical activity and lower body fat, beyond their effects ... Study, the team will examine associations between physical activity and inflammatory markers and whether these associations vary by a person's weight. They wil...

Topical anaesthetic spray delays ejaculation by five times as long says new study

...patient safety checks, which included vital signs, physical findings, electrocardiograms, haematology, biochemistry and urine analysis. "At the moment, only a small number of men with premature ejaculation seek or receive treatment from a healthcare professional and the lack of effective pharmacological trea...

Regular acupressure can significantly reduce agitated behavior in dementia

...rable benefits, including reductions in verbal and physical attacks and wandering. But once the four-week tr... week one, before the acupressure treatment began, physical attacks were given an average score of 5.53. These included pushing, beating, scratching and pinchin...

Selenium supplements may contribute to reduced HIV viral load

... and a filler material. After nine and 18 months, physical examinations and measures of the study outcomes--HIV viral load and CD4 count--were performed. Of the 262 patients for whom treatment was initiated, 174 (91 in the selenium group and 83 in the placebo group) completed the nine-month study assessme...

New research brings initial find of Alois Alzheimer to fore once again

...a person forgetting names or faces, the very first physical change is actually a decline in the amount of blood that flows in the brain. Doctors have found that not only is blood flow within the brain reduced, but that the body's capacity to allocate blood to different areas of the brain on demand is blunted ...

Health care costs for abused women are significant

...V in their lifetime. The study defines IPV as both physical abuse (slapping, hitting, kicking, or forced sex) ... chronic, and produces negative effects on women's physical and mental health that are as severe as cancer or diabetes, and that add an enormous economic burden...

Eastern philosophy promises hope for Western women with eating disorders

...and emotions that nevertheless can cause long-term physical problems including electrolyte imbalances. Instead...n, substance abuse, and the stress associated with physical conditions such as trauma, chronic pain or cancer....

Exploring the molecular origin of blood clot flexibility

...one way that clots may stretch and bend under such physical stresses as blood flow. They report their findings in a Letter in the latest online edition of the Biophysical Journal. This knowledge will inform researchers about clot physiology in such conditions as wound healing, stroke, and cardiovascular disea...

Canadian study shows bilingualism has protective effect in delaying onset of dementia by four years

...literature examining how lifestyle factors such as physical activity, education and social engagement may help build "cognitive reserve" in later years of life. Cognitive reserve refers to enhanced neural plasticity, compensatory use of alternative brain regions, and enriched brain vasculature, all of which a...

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine from SAGE explores how lifestyle affects heart disease

...l of blood pressure and lipids, diabetes, level of physical activity, and obesity." Encouraging heart patients to control modifiable risk factors fits perfectly with the mission of the new American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine of looking at both the medical and the lifestyle aspects of disease management. T...

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