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Neuroendocrine and stress hormone changes during mirthful laughter.
Positive emotional activities have been suggested as modifiers of neuroendocrine hormones involved in the classical stress response. To detect changes in these components during a mirthful laughterExpand
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Dietary intake and biochemical, hematologic, and immune status of vegans compared with nonvegetarians.
Dietary and nutritional status of individuals habitually consuming a vegan diet was evaluated by biochemical, hematologic, and immunologic measures in comparison with a nonvegetarian group. On theExpand
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Composite effects of group drumming music therapy on modulation of neuroendocrine-immune parameters in normal subjects.
CONTEXT Drum circles have been part of healing rituals in many cultures throughout the world since antiquity. Although drum circles are gaining increased interest as a complementary therapeuticExpand
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Modulation of neuroimmune parameters during the eustress of humor-associated mirthful laughter.
CONTEXT Humor therapy and the related mirthful laughter are suggested to have preventive and healing effects. Although these effects may be mediated by neuroendocrine/neuroimmune modulation, specificExpand
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The use of thermal infra-red imaging to detect delayed onset muscle soreness.
Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), also known as exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD), is commonly experienced in individuals who have been physically inactive for prolonged periods of time, andExpand
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Complement and immunoglobulin levels in athletes and sedentary controls.
Eleven marathon runners (42.7 +/- 2.1 yrs, 54.2 +/- 1.8 ml.kg-1.min-1) and nine sedentary controls (44.2 +/- 1.2 yrs, 33.3 +/- 1.1 ml.kg-1.min-1) were studied during 30 min of rest, a graded maximalExpand
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Postural sway and Rhythmic Electroencephalography analysis of cortical activation during eight balance training tasks
Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in the Power Spectrum Density (PSD) of the electroencephalography (EEG) in common sensorimotor balance training tasks of varyingExpand
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The effect of long endurance running on natural killer cells in marathoners.
Ten experienced marathoners were exercised 3 h in the laboratory. Blood samples were collected at 0 h baseline, 1 h exercise, and 5 min, 1.5 h, 6 h, and 21 h recovery and were analyzed for totalExpand
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Religious involvement is associated with greater purpose, optimism, generosity and gratitude in persons with major depression and chronic medical illness.
OBJECTIVE Religious involvement may help individuals with chronic medical illness cope better with physical disability and other life changes. We examine the relationships between religiosity,Expand
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What is more damaging to vascular endothelial function: Diabetes, age, high BMI, or all of the above?
Background It is well established that there is a reduction in the skin blood flow (SBF) in response to heat with age and diabetes. While it is known that high BMI creates a stress on theExpand
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