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Fewer Allergies In Infants Who Are Not Stressed

A new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows that infants with low concentrations of the stress-related hormone cortisol in their saliva develop fewer allergies than other infants. Hopefully this new knowledge will be useful in future allergy prevention. The study is published in the December paper issue of Journal of Allergy and […]

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A Novel Stress Regulation Mechanism Is Identified

Neuroscience researchers from Tufts have demonstrated, for the first time, that the physiological response to stress depends on neurosteroids acting on specific receptors in the brain, and they have been able to block that response in mice. This breakthrough suggests that these critical receptors may be drug therapy targets for control of the stress-response pathway. […]

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Exhaustion Syndrome Produces Measurable Changes In The Brain

Exhaustion syndrome, also called burnout and exhaustion depression, leaves objectively measurable changes in the brain – including reduced activity in the frontal lobes and altered regulation of the stress hormone cortisol. This is shown in a new dissertation from Umeå University in Sweden. Check the end of this report for a link to download the […]

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Stress Hormone (Cortisol) Impacts Recovery From Alcohol Dependence

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that high levels of a stress hormone in recovering alcoholics could increase the risk of relapse. The study showed that cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland within the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA-axis) in response to stress, is found in high levels in chronic alcoholics, as well […]

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