effects of stress on health

Stress, Trauma and Synaptic Plasticity

Stress, Trauma and Synaptic Plasticity, 1st edition, 2018 is authored by Maxwell Bennett and Jim Lagopoulos and published by Springer. Stress, Trauma and Synaptic Plasticity presents the latest state of knowledge on grey matter changes in the brain following stress and trauma. Where do these changes take place and what are the underlying molecular mechanisms? […]

Stress, Immune Function, and Health: The Connection

The ‘Stress, Immune Function, and Health: The Connection’ is written by Bruce S. Rabin, MD, PhD, a renowned physician-scientist and clinical immunologist. Dr. Rabin is professor of pathology and the director of the Division of Clinical Immunopathology, Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, US. Stress, Immune Function, and Health: The […]

Stress May Start Driving Cardiovascular and Metabolic Risk Early In Life: Evidence from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study

Stress May Start Driving Cardiovascular and Metabolic Risk Early In Life: Evidence from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study

Ashley Winning et al. from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts report in the the Journal of the the American College of Cardiology that psychological stress in childhood, adulthood or persistent across a person’s life can contribute to high cardiovascular and metabolic risk. Many clinical and epidemiological studies have documented the […]

Stress, Stress Hormones and the Immune System

Stress, Stress Hormones and the Immune System provides an extensive overview on the interactions between the neuroendocrine and immune systems and the effects of stress hormones on immunity. This volume is perhaps the first book focusing on the cross-talk between the brain, the stress and immune systems, addressing some fundamental and clinical implications. The 1st […]

Psychoneuroimmunology, Two-Volume Set, Volume 1-2, Fourth Edition

Psychoneuroimmunology provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on the vast interdisciplinary research area that covers the interactions between the brain and the immune system. The revised and updated fourth edition offers experts opinions and overviews of the behavioral and neuroendocrine effects on the immune system, and vice versa, effects of immune system activity on brain functions. […]

Stress May Contribute To Male Infertility by Affecting Sperm Concentration, Motility and Morphology

Stress May Contribute To Male Infertility by Affecting Sperm Concentration, Motility and Morphology

A recent study, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, indicates that perceived stress and stressful life events, but not work-related stress, are associated with semen quality such as sperm concentration, motility and morphology. According to a recent review article in Nature Reviews Urology a close relationship seems to exist between the testes and the […]

The Stress of Life

The Stress of Life, a classic book written by Hans Selye, the physician-scientist who introduced the term (psychological) “stress”, formulated the entire theoretical concept and dedicated his entire scientific career to furnish more and more proof for the importance of neuroendocrine mechanisms in the development of disease. János Hugo Bruno “Hans” Selye (January 26, 1907 […]

The Power of Positive Stress and a Research Roadmap

The Power of Positive Stress and a Research Roadmap

Evolving Concepts Stress is everywhere. In evolutionary terms, given the range of stressful environmental challenges faced, the human race could not have evolved without developing successful physiological strategies to cope with and overcome potentially life-threatening challenges on a daily basis. The need for a robust response to an acute stress is well-established. Not only do […]

Psychosocial Stress and Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Psychosocial Stress and Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Overview Article Psychological stress is defined as a “state in which homeostasis is actually threatened or perceived to be so”, whereas homeostasis represents the complex and dynamic equilibrium between all systems functioning in a living organism [1, 2]. The above definition and context excludes psychiatric disorders that may impair the integrative capacities of the individual. […]

The Link Between Stress, Emotions and Cytokine-Related Diseases

The Link Between Stress, Emotions and Cytokine-Related Diseases

Overview Article Adaptation is one of the core characteristics of living organisms, wherever it refers to proximate adjustments at individual level to inner or outer events, or to ultimate evolutionary processes at species-level. Biology and medicine have for a long time considered the non-specific symptoms of sickness (i.e. drowsiness, hypophagia, curled-up posture, fever) as signs […]

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