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Brain & Nervous System

Top 10 Myths About the Opioid Epidemic, Drug Addiction, and Relapse Debunked

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The opioid epidemic still rages across our nation in a tragic wildfire of destruction and death. We are talking about an overwhelmingly tragic number of American lives that are being ravaged and families whose hearts are being shattered…somebody’s parent, spouse, or child. There are many common misconceptions and myths about the opioid epidemic, addiction, and relapse in our society, and today we are going to debunk 10 of them including drug addiction myths.

Adolescence cannabis use: Risk for Schizophrenia

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Drug addiction is a serious socioeconomic problem associated with significant mortality and morbidity. this study highlighted the complex relationship between drug-induced neuroadaptations in the brain and addictive behaviors using examples from both human studies and animal models. these neuroadaptations thought to be responsible for the transition to a persistent state of addiction. addiction is a highly integrated process complicated by differing profiles the drug themselves. this, of course, includes the use of cannabis by youngsters. it has been shown to open the adolescents up to not only addiction but mental illnesses as well (Duncan, 2012).

The Biggest Misconception Regarding Your Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

A recent survey conducted by Jazz Pharmaceuticals revealed that 1/3 of patients with a sleep apnea diagnosis also suffered from a medical condition known as Excessive Daytime Sleepiness which caused them to miss out on activities and negatively impacted their quality of life on multiple levels. A common misconception regarding a sleep apnea diagnosis is that a CPAP machine is the final solution, but research shows otherwise.

Artificial Sweeteners: Helpful or Harmful

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Artificial sweeteners were first introduced as a tactic to combat the shortage of sugar. Lately, it has been utilized as a way to help deal with obesity but research has been found that they actually may be making the issue worse. With all the issues noted in studies of the side effects of non-caloric artificial sweeteners, it may be better for a person to stick to a more natural diet (Brown, 2018). Artificial sweeteners are low cost and having a sweetness greater than that of normal table sugar they are commonly used in the baking industry. In spite of their beneficial effects, these sweeteners have documented health issues. In some cases, long-term exposure can lead to enforcer. A careful review of the literature by consumers and health professionals is necessary in an effort to make well-informed decisions about their health (Nisa et al, 2016).

Researchers Make Progress in Treatment of Glioblastoma

Technological advances have increased tremendously our understanding of molecular characteristics and genetic drivers for a variety of brain tumors. Although targeted therapies have had a considerable impact on patients outcomes, GBM remains an exception. the identification of targetable driven mutations in GBM has opened new potential treatment options for affected patients. On the basis of these findings, the efficacy of new targeted agents is currently being investigated in clinical trials (Ippen et al, 2018).

Looking for Genetic Link to Autism

In some cases of ASD, the birth order makes no difference. It has been suggested that children who have ASD who are not first born may experience reduced access to resources because their parents' attention might be split between a child with ASD and their older sibling. In addition, the older sibling may overcompensate for a younger sibling with ASD and that may, in turn, hinder development.

Why You Should Join the Keto Coffee Craze and Reap the Health Benefits

Coffee equals energy

The ketogenic diet is taking the world by storm. The ketogenic diet ranked amongst the top of the diet and fitness Google searches of 2016. Keto coffee is receiving high praise from health gurus everywhere. If you don’t want to have more energy or shed some pounds, the keto coffee craze is not for you.

Here’s What Your Brain Really Wants More Than Coffee

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We’ve all been there – the midday crash -- when your energy tanks and you find yourself craving a jolt. Your mind habitually wants to grab a coffee or something chocolate, but when the stimulating effects wear off, coffee ultimately leaves you craving more sweets to get through the day. Making these poor health choices day-in and day-out can take a toll on your health.

New Study Shows That Intense Exercise Slows Parkinson’s Disease

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In a new study conducted by a team of researchers from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Medicine it was found that the progression of Parkinson’s Disease can be slowed by several days of intense exercise a week in early cases. Geoffrey Rogers was one participant grateful to experience the benefits.

3 herbs for strengthening your nerves

3 herbs for strengthening your nerves

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, an estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy, a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system. Some of the symptoms vary depending on whether motor, sensory, or autonomic nerves are damaged. Motor nerves control voluntary movement of muscles such as those used for walking, grasping things, or talking. But, there is a way to tackle nerve damage by using herbs for strengthening your nerves.

3 Vegan recipes with foods that calm your nerves and ease anxiety

3 Vegan recipes with foods that calm your nerves and ease anxiety

You are what you eat is quite a true statement and science has already established that certain things we consume such as: caffeine, alcohol and sugar may trigger anxiety and nervousness. So, in the same way, consuming foods that calm your nerves and ease anxiety will reduce nervousness and anxious feelings.

The top 3 hand grip strengtheners that can help retrain your brain and strengthen your fingers

hand grip strengtheners that can help retrain your brain and strengthen your fingers

When you attend the gym, having weak fingers, makes it difficult to train your upper body and tone up. But, hand weakness has a darker side to it, because it means your body might be dealing with nerve damage. Recent studies have discovered however that exercising have neuro regenerative effects. So, here are the top 3 hand grip strengtheners that can help you retrain your brain and strengthen your fingers.

British psychologists have hit psychiatry hard: There must be a shift to humane natural mental health care!

Psychiatric abuse victim

The British Psychological Society has attacked the rival profession of psychiatry with serious questions raised about the biomedical model of mental illness. Clearly humane non-psychiatric natural mental health care should replace psychiatry.

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