Gut microbes linked to brain structure in people with irritable bowel syndrome

Gut microbes linked to brain structure in people with irritable bowel syndrome Research shows for the first time an association between the gut microbiota and the brain regions involved in the processing of sensory information from their bodies. Also, the researchers gained insight into the connections among childhood trauma, brain development and gut microbiome composition. …

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Ignored? Better a 'no' than no answer at all

Ignored? Better a ‘no’ than no answer at all After experiencing social exclusion, a minimum of attention suffices to reduce individuals’ negative emotions. Even rejection or unkind comments are better for well-being than being ignored by other people. This finding has important implications for the treatment of applicants during selection processes. Ignored? Better a ‘no’…

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One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery

One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery While the proportion of adults with severe obesity using prescription opioids initially declines in the months after bariatric surgery, it increases within a matter of years, eventually surpassing pre-surgery rates of patients using the potentially addictive pain medications, according to new research. …

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Perspective: A Historical and Scientific Perspective of Sugar and Its Relation with Obesity and Diabetes

Perspective: A Historical and Scientific Perspective of Sugar and Its Relation with Obesity and Diabetes Fructose-containing added sugars, such as sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup, have been experimentally, epidemiologically, and clinically shown to be involved in the current epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Here we track this history of intake of sugar as it relates…

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Implications of US Nutrition Facts Label Changes on Micronutrient Density of Fortified Foods and Supplements [Issues and Opinions]

Implications of US Nutrition Facts Label Changes on Micronutrient Density of Fortified Foods and Supplements [Issues and Opinions] The US FDA published new nutrition-labeling regulations in May 2016. For the first time since the implementation of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, the Daily Value (DV) for most vitamins will change, as will…

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Trying new marijuana products and edibles is associated with unexpected highs

Trying new marijuana products and edibles is associated with unexpected highs Unexpected highs are a consequence of using new marijuana products and edibles, products that have flooded the marijuana market since legalization of recreational marijuana use. Trying new marijuana products and edibles is associated with unexpected highs Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

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Trigger for autoimmune disease identified

Trigger for autoimmune disease identified Researchers have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The findings help explain why women suffer autoimmune disease more frequently than men, and suggest a therapeutic target to prevent autoimmune disease in humans. Trigger for autoimmune disease identified Source: Science Daily Mind &…

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