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Boosting your own defenses against heart disease

A protein found in the heart that is known to be involved in cellular stress responses in cancer cells is now believed to play a critical role in the ability of cardiac cells to combat heart disease and recover from a heart ...

Mar 06, 2017
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Stress buster

(HealthDay)—The same system that activates the stress response in your body—the autonomic nervous system—also regulates other functions, including heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate. But unlike most autonomic ...

Feb 13, 2017
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Stress-busting tips

(HealthDay)—Lying around your home watching TV isn't always the best way to unwind. Police dramas, the news—even sports programming—can be stress-inducing. Plus, it's a passive activity, and mildly addictive, and nowhere ...

Jan 30, 2017
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Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear

Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology. Their technique, published in the inaugural edition of Nature Human ...

Nov 21, 2016
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Fight-or-flight response

The "fight-or-flight response", also called the "fight-or-flight-or-freeze response", the "fright, fight or flight response", "hyperarousal" or the "acute stress response", was first described by Walter Cannon in 1929.

His theory states that animals react to threats with a general discharge of the sympathetic nervous system, priming the animal for fighting or fleeing. This response was later recognized as the first stage of a general adaptation syndrome that regulates stress responses among vertebrates and other organisms.

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