Northern Ireland Hay Fever Sufferers To Breathe More Easily Thanks To Queen’s

Monday, Aug. 29th 2011 6:40 AM

Local hay fever sufferers will breathe more easily following the news that Northern Ireland’s only air pollen sampler has been installed at Queen’s University Belfast in association with the Met Office. The new pollen trap, sited on the roof of the Queen’s School of Geography, Archaeology; Palaeoecology, is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland.

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Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., Calls For Programs Like Meditation To Reduce Heart Disease Deaths

Saturday, Aug. 27th 2011 6:40 AM

Stress management programs like Transcendental Meditation should be implemented to significantly reduce depression, heart attacks, strokes and deaths in coronary heart disease patients, according to a new editorial written by a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician, C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, and published in Archives of Internal Medicine. C.

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Statement By HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Recognizing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day

Thursday, Aug. 25th 2011 6:40 AM

Today, on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, we recognize the millions of Americans who suffer from this debilitating condition. PTSD affects a wide range of people, from new mothers to our country’s service men and women. PTSD affects about 5.2 million adult Americans, but women are more likely than men to develop it.

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Eliminating Cold Sores

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd 2011 6:40 AM

Herpes infections on the lips, in the eyes or on the nose are painful, long-lasting and unpleasant. A new 3D herpes infection model brings hope: active ingredients and new treatments can be reliably tested with this model. Animal tests could soon be a thing of the past. It burns and itches on your upper lip: a herpes infection is on the advance.

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Study Helps Explain ‘Sundowning,’ An Anxiety Syndrome In Elderly Dementia Patients

Sunday, Aug. 21st 2011 6:40 AM

New research provides the best evidence to date that the late-day anxiety and agitation sometimes seen in older institutionalized adults, especially those with dementia, has a biological basis in the brain.

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Mood And Experience: Life Comes At You

Friday, Aug. 19th 2011 6:40 AM

Living through weddings or divorces, job losses and children’s triumphs, we sometimes feel better and sometimes feel worse. But, psychologists observe, we tend to drift back to a “set point”-a stable resting point, or baseline, in the mind’s level of contentment or unease. Research has shown that the set points for depression and anxiety are particularly stable over time.

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How The Effects Of Stress Can Be Inherited

Wednesday, Aug. 17th 2011 6:40 AM

None of us are strangers to stress of various kinds. It turns out the effects of all those stresses can change the fate of future generation, influencing our very DNA without any change to the underlying sequence of As, Gs, Ts and Cs.

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Anxiety, Comfort Foods And Obesity

Monday, Aug. 15th 2011 6:40 AM

Many people when stressed turn to high calorie “comfort foods”. Despite the contribution this behavior makes to the current obesity epidemic, little is known about the molecules and nervous system circuits that control it. Insight into this could provide new targets for the development of therapeutics to curb this potentially detrimental behavior.

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Ghrelin Likely Involved In Why We Choose ‘Comfort Foods’ When Stressed

Saturday, Aug. 13th 2011 6:40 AM

We are one step closer to deciphering why some stressed people indulge in chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie, high-fat comfort foods. UT Southwestern Medical Center-led findings, in a mouse study, suggest that ghrelin the so-called “hunger hormone” is involved in triggering this reaction to high stress situations.

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