Navigation Links
Indicator of your state of mind is your saliva

Douglas A Granger of Pennsylvania State University and other scientists have found out that a little saliva can tell how you feel// .

This was revealed after four independent studies released this month found that a simple test of an infant’s saliva can determine the level of alpha amylase, an enzyme secreted by the salivary glands that has been linked in previous studies in adults to the sympathetic nervous system’s ‘fight or flight’ response to stress.

Douglas A Granger of Pennsylvania State University, the lead author of the four team studies, said, ‘‘The unique part of what we did was applied this measurement (for alpha amylase) to determine whether it was stress-responsive in children, which had not been done before. We think that these differences could prove to be meaningful in understanding behaviour.”

Preschoolers, school-age children and teens were also studied along with mothers and their infants. Collection methods of saliva are various like from using a cotton swab on a baby to having a teen drool into a straw. It is frozen and sent to a laboratory for evaluation.

“Mothers and their 6-month-old baby boys were “attuned” and had similar alpha amylase levels. The studies found that 4-year-olds with higher alpha amylase levels were more susceptible to illness and had less close relationships with their preschool teachers. The associations between alpha amylase and illness were somewhat stronger for girls than for boys”, said Dr. Granger

These new studies can be found as a paper, ‘‘Integrating the Measurement of Salivary Alpha-Amylase into Studies of Child Health, Development and Social Relationships’’, published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationhips in April.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Low Protein Levels A Possible Indicator For A Miscarriage
2. Poor Oral Health An Indicator Of Heart Disease
3. ‘Protein’ Produced By Overstressed Heart Muscle a Strong Indicator Of Heart Diseae
4. Dental Caries An Indicator Of Heart Disease
5. Weight Loss An Indicator Of Dementia In The Elderly
6. Shortness Of Breath A More Reliable Indicator Of High Risk Cardiac Disease
7. Shortness Of Breath An Important Indicator Of Heart Attack
8. Persistent Fatigue Could Be An Early Indicator Of Postpartum Depression
9. Indicators of Dementia Found In Blood
10. Insulin Resistance: An Important Indicator of Heart Disease and Diabetes for Teens
11. Fitness and Childhood IQ Indicators of Cognitive Ability in Old Age
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect ... videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn ... to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization ... selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is ... associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center ... suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... with the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer ... to seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report ... The report contains up to date financial data derived from ... of major trends with potential impact on the market during ... market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and country ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to ... patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth for ... would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is still ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 , , ... July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , ... , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & ... Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: