New Understanding of How Serotonin Works

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Summary: Serotonin is among the most abundant neurotransmitters. It is a neurotransmitter that profoundly affects behavior, causes signs of mental illness, mood, emotions, and more. However, it is also among the most difficult to understand neurotransmitters. Generally, neurotransmitters are produced in the brain and then destroyed quickly. However, unlike other neurotransmitters, serotonin is produced using […]

Social Support Promotes Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury, Rehabilitation and social support

Summary: In one of the studies, in mice, researchers made a surprise finding that social support groups may promote recovery in spinal cord injury patients. In the study, they tested how gabapentin helps during rehab. They discovered that gabapentin did not lower spinal inflammation. Instead, it increased the growth of neurons in the part of […]

Researchers Find a Link Between Obesity and Stress-Related Changes in Appetite

Link Between Obesity and Stress-Related Changes in Appetite

Summary: Studies show that obese people, when exposed to stress, are more likely to choose foods high in calories, and they are also more likely to eat more when compared to lean people. The new study using fMRI found that when obese and lean people living with stress are exposed to food, they have very […]

Researchers Think That Environmental Pollutants are a Significant Cause of Neurodegeneration

Environmental Pollutants Cause of Neurodegeneration

Summary: Neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s have increased significantly in the last few decades. Researchers think this rise cannot be explained solely based on genetics or population aging. It appears that environmental pollutants are playing a significant role in the rise of neurodegenerative disorders. Humans are now being regularly exposed to 80,000 chemicals, and […]

What May Appear As An Overdose Death May Be Due To Intractable Pain

Side Effects of Painkiller Overdose

Summary: Overdose-related deaths are rising in the US, despite the declining use of opioids. Some health experts have suggested that many deaths are wrongly attributed to overdose, though they are due to intractable pain. People living with intractable chronic pain are more likely to use opioids at higher dosages. However, pain flares may cause cardiac arrest, hypoglycemia, […]

Dietary Changes May Help Reduce Migraine Severity

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Summary: Migraine is among the most difficult-to-treat headaches. Moreover, factors related to the worsening of migraine headaches differ. Many early studies have shown that higher omega-6 and low omega-3 intake are responsible for increased inflammation and a higher risk of different chronic disorders. A new study shows that reducing omega-6 fatty acids intake and, increasing […]


Understanding of Fibromyalgia

Summary: Fibromyalgia affects about 2% of the population. And at the same time, insulin resistance is also quite common. New epidemiological data suggests that those living with insulin resistance are more likely to be living with fibromyalgia. Since doctors still do not fully understand the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia, this finding is relevant and a step […]