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Stress can be good for immune system


June 22nd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Stress is bad for you -- you've heard it a thousand times. But it can be good for your immune system, says a study. Short-term stress, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene that makes men aggressive found


March 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) The "macho" gene which makes men behave more aggressively than women under stress has been discovered.They say this one gene could explain why men have a ... Read more...

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Stress, depression double heart attack risk


December 5th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Those who suffer from depression or stress are twice as likely to have a heart attack than those with an even outlook.A study led by Concordia ... Read more...

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Swearing can help you ease pain of injury


April 18th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): Scientists from Keele University have found that swearing after hurting yourself can help numb the pain of an injury.They discovered that letting forth a volley of foul ... Read more...

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Swear hard to relieve pain


April 18th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Swearing actually helps relieve pain, especially after your have hurt yourself, according to scientists. Scientists from Keele University in Britain found that letting forth a volley ... Read more...

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Why we fly into rage even during Christmas shopping


December 24th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24 (ANI): Christmas is supposed to be a time for love and peace, and yet, many of us know the holiday shopping rush can bring out our worst.Psychologist Matthew ... Read more...

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Bitter Taste Receptors Discovered in Lung Which May Help Asthma Sufferers


October 26th, 2010 - 1:31 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have recently discovered that the mouth is not the only place on the human body which contains taste receptors. This knowledge promises to give scientists more to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lungs can detect bitter tastes


October 25th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Human lungs can detect bitter tastes the same way as the tongue can, potentially paving the way to new treatments for asthma.The team from the University of Maryland ... Read more...

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Adrenalin may help combat heart attack


June 25th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Everyone experiences strong heartbeats that accompany emotions like fear and rage. But can the body's natural response to these emotions be used to combat heart failure? It may ... Read more...

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Ear’s stress-response system protects against hearing loss


May 4th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A stress-response system within the cochlea mirrors the signaling pathways of the body's fight or flight response, a study has shown for the first time.Researchers have identified a ... Read more...

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How stress may kill you


December 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Showing the link between the nervous and immune systems, researchers have discovered how stress may kill you.According to a report in the December 2009 print issue of the ... Read more...

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Scientists explain why breathing carbon dioxide triggers panic attack


November 27th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) Breathing in carbon dioxide is known to trigger panic attacks. Now scientists have unravelled why. A new study by University of Iowa (UI) researchers shows that carbon dioxide ... Read more...

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Yoga improves heart health, confirm Indian researchers


November 10th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee, in Uttrakhand, India, have confirmed that yoga keeps heart healthy.In the study, which will be published in a forthcoming ... Read more...

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Short-term stress ‘boosts anti-tumour activity’


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): In a study on laboratory mice, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that bouts of relatively short-term stress can boost the immune system and ... Read more...

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Gene variation behind problem behaviours in adults with developmental disabilities unveiled


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that a common variation of the gene involved in regulating serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain may be the reason behind problem ... Read more...

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Swearing ‘can actually lessen pain’


July 12th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): F-word outbursts, for which celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is famous, can actually decrease the effect of pain, according to a new study.The study, conducted by researchers at Keele ... Read more...

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Low lead levels in early childhood linked to hypertension in later life


April 17th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Researchers from State University of New York have found that low levels of lead found in the blood during early childhood can increase a child's risk of developing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoke from cigarettes, cooking oil, wood harms cardiovascular system


April 17th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Only 10 minutes exposure of small doses of second-hand tobacco smoke or smoke from cooking oil and wood could adversely affect the cardiovascular function in both men and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Computer games linked to anxiety disorder epidemic amongst youth


February 10th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Experts have warned that computer games are actually causing an anxiety epidemic in young people, bringing their stress levels up.The report, submitted by a clinic, showed that ... Read more...

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Touchy feely couples less likely to be stressed


November 15th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Couples who hug and kiss more often or become physically intimate are less likely to be stressed, especially if they are married. A week-long study of 51 double ... Read more...

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Canoodling can lower stress levels in couples


November 12th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 12 (ANI): Couples who hug, kiss have lower levels of stress hormones in their bodies, a new study has suggested.The Swiss study, reported in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, point ... Read more...

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High dose of stress hormone may cut post-traumatic stress disorder risk


October 28th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers say that the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be reduced with the aid of a high dose of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Negative political ads do have a physiological and psychological effect on voters


October 19th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): A Texas Tech University researcher has found scientific evidence that negative political ads affect voters physiologically as well as psychologically.Samuel Bradley, an advertising professor at Texas Techs ... Read more...

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Boys with low birth weight more likely to have poor health later in life


July 24th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): A Southampton University research team says that boys who had low weight at the time of their birth are more likely to have poor health later in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mechanism behind mind-body connection identified


July 16th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) provides fresh insights into the mind-body connection by finding how chronic emotional stress ... Read more...

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Introverts brains are wired to make them shy forever


July 2nd, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Ever wonder why shy people get panicky in front of others and in case of tense situations, they can't seem to relax? Well, a team of researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic variation mimics drugs frequently used to treat heart failure


April 21st, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Scientists at University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a genetic variant, GRK5, ... Read more...

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Stressed-out mums-to-be put unborn babies at risk of life-threatening diseases


March 30th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Researchers at Edinburgh University have found that women who suffer from stress during pregnancy are more likely to pass on life-threatening diseases to the unborn child and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Naturally produced steroids don’t inhibit immune system


February 5th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the Michigan State University has found that naturally produced steroids don't inhibit the immune system.While corticosteroids, such as prednisone, reduce inflammation ... Read more...

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How men and women cope differently under stress revealed


November 20th, 2007 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 20 (ANI): A study conducted by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers has revealed how men and women show different neural responses to psychological stress.We found that different ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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