News tagged with cortisol

Stress reaction gene linked to death, heart attacks

A genetic trait known to make some people especially sensitive to stress also appears to be responsible for a 38 percent increased risk of heart attack or death in patients with heart disease, scientists at Duke Medicine ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Christmas really can make you ill, leading academic warns

A breakdown in usual routines, less sleep, more alcohol and immense pressure to be the perfect host can combine to create a very real risk of Christmas making people ill, a University of Birmingham researcher has warned.

Dec 06, 2013
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Optimists better at regulating stress

It's no surprise that those who tend to see a rose's blooms before its thorns are also better at handling stress. But science has failed to reliably associate optimism with individuals' biological stress response – until ...

Jul 23, 2013
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