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What causes sleepiness when sickness strikes
PHILADELPHIA -- It s well known that humans and other animals are fatigued and sleepy when sick, but it s a microscopic roundworm that s providing an explanation of how that occurs, according to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A study published this week in eLife reveals the mechanism for this sleepiness. Working with a worm s simple nervous system shows how a single nerve cell named ALA coordi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 20
Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity
Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. These alterations were observed in physically and mentally healthy but heavy-drinking adolescents, who nevertheless did not fulfil the diagnostic criteria for a substance abuse disorder. The findings were published in Addiction Biology . Constitut ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 20
UVA slashes opioid use while improving pain scores, study finds
A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases at University of Virginia Health System found patients pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer opioids. UVA anesthesiologists reviewed 101,484 surgeries between March 2011 and November 2015 where patients received general anesthesia. During that timeframe, the average amount of opioids given per surgery at UVA declined 37 percent. At the same time, surgical patients self-rated average pain score on a 0-to ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 20
Protein involved in blood clotting stimulates liver repair
A team of Michigan State University researchers, led by James Luyendyk in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has uncovered a new pathway in the body that stimulates liver repair. Using an experimental model of high-dosage acetaminophen, the team found that liver injury activated blood clotting, which then stimulated liver repair. The study is published online in the Journal of Hepatology . Acetaminophen, a widely used pain reliever and fever reducer, is t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 20
One night stand regrets
Have you ever ended up in bed with someone without it turning into anything more You re far from alone. The numbers vary a lot with sources and countries, but a rather safe bet is that around half of people in Western Europe and the USA will have at least one one-night stand. In some countries maybe as many as 7 out of 10. But how men and women experience the morning after varies greatly between the sexes. Women regret that they agreed to a one-night stand ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 20
18 Comics You Need To See If You're Dealing With Anxiety
Anxiety often clouds the brain with false stories such as, you re not good enough, that mistake will haunt you forever and your worst fear is coming true.
Huffington Post - Fri. Jan 20
How Technologies are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD
Huffington Post - Fri. Jan 20
Still Stressed Out About The Election? You’re Not Alone.
Although the presidential election ended 71 days ago, more than 1 in 3 Americans continue to experience inner turmoil over the outcome.
Huffington Post - Fri. Jan 20
What are the risks and benefits of cannabis use? New report sheds light
With cannabis legalization on the rise across the United States, it is more important than ever to get a clear understanding of the drug s health benefits and risks. In a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, researchers analyzed more than 10,000 scientific studies on cannabis and cannabis-derived products in order to help meet this need, and they came to some interesting conclusions.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jan 20
Why The Women's March On Washington?
I was 15 at the time of the first Women s March on Washington 1963 where Martin Luther King made his I Have A Dream Speech . But I had been on my first of many marches 2 years earlier when I was 13. My mother, Judith, who supported Women Strike for Peace, and Another Mother for Peace, and loved the public library as well, took me on my first Civil Rights march at age 13. My father was a pioneer in Organizational Development work at IBM and thru the years, ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 20
Is Spirituality Irrational?
Written by Ron Garret in response to Religious and Rational
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 20
Excitation and Inhibition: The Yin and Yang of the Brain
To make a working nervous system, only two forces are necessary excitation and inhibition. Excitatory signaling from one cell to the next makes the latter cell more likely to fire. Inhibitory signaling makes the latter cell less likely to fire. At chemical synapses in the brain, glutamate and GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid are transmitters for excitation and inhibition, respectively. Admittedly, their names don t quite evoke symmetry one being evocative of c ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 20
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