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. …

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 &…

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

Neuronal targets to restore movement in Parkinson's disease model

Neuronal targets to restore movement in Parkinson’s disease model Researchers have identified two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off to alleviate the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The activation of these cells in the basal ganglia relieves symptoms for much longer than current therapies, like deep brain stimulation and pharmaceuticals. The…

Dementia-related brain changes observed before memory or thinking problems are noticeable

Dementia-related brain changes observed before memory or thinking problems are noticeable Scientists discover a potential predictor for early dementia that could inform the development of drug and therapeutic interventions to treat or slow down the disease. Dementia-related brain changes observed before memory or thinking problems are noticeable Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

Influence of Diet in Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review

Influence of Diet in Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review Nutrition is considered to be a possible factor in the pathogenesis of the neurological disease multiple sclerosis (MS). Nutrition intervention studies suggest that diet may be considered as a complementary treatment to control the progression of the disease; a systematic review of the literature on the…