Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 organic compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. Previous studies on CBD have focused on its medicinal uses for pain relief, epileptic seizures, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) found that CBD could also benefit children and adults suffering from Angelman syndrome … Continue reading Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study

Study: Over-the-counter drugs can increase your risk of developing dementia

Anticholinergic drugs are prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of conditions. These range from inflammatory lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to gastrointestinal disorders like diarrhea and brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease. Anticholinergic drugs work by blocking a chemical called acetylcholine, which serves as the chief neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system. This part … Continue reading Study: Over-the-counter drugs can increase your risk of developing dementia

Start your day right with these 6 anti-inflammatory breakfast recipes

Inflammation is a normal part of immune cells’ response to harmful biological agents. It means that the immune cells are fighting to get rid of the offending pathogen or substance harming tissues and organs. In some cases, inflammation might persist for long periods or crop up despite the absence of pathogens. This inflammation might then be a … Continue reading Start your day right with these 6 anti-inflammatory breakfast recipes

End nicotine, sugar, or caffeine cravings using these five BRAIN FOOD supplements

Most consumers who indulge themselves with mood-enhancing “treats” like sugar, nicotine, alcohol, or high doses of caffeine, are also paying a price on the back end when the dopamine “crutch” wears off, and they experience what has come to be known as the “chemical hangover.” With the chemical hangover, the only mainstream “relief” for it … Continue reading End nicotine, sugar, or caffeine cravings using these five BRAIN FOOD supplements

Coronavirus found to have the ability to infect brain cells, says research

SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, continues to baffle even the most knowledgeable infectious disease experts. To add to the confusion, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine now suggest that the virus can potentially be neurotrophic. In their recent report, which was published in the journal Altex, the team detailed how the Wuhan coronavirus can infect the human brain and even replicate … Continue reading Coronavirus found to have the ability to infect brain cells, says research

Oral CBD found to reduce the severity of PTSD symptoms

A recent study by American researchers found that oral cannabidiol (CBD) offers significant clinical benefits for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a mental health condition caused by a traumatic event, such as a serious accident, a natural disaster, war or combat, or violent physical assault. For their study, the researchers examined the effect of oral CBD … Continue reading Oral CBD found to reduce the severity of PTSD symptoms

Where does Parkinson’s begin? Study claims it starts in the gut

A study published in the journal Acta Neurologica found that the gut may be the starting point of Parkinson’s disease. According to researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark, disease-causing proteins called alpha-synuclein travel up to the brain from the gut. Eventually, they make their way to the heart, as well. The findings of the study represent a significant step toward detecting and managing … Continue reading Where does Parkinson’s begin? Study claims it starts in the gut

Coronavirus harms the brain and nervous system of one in three patients

A new study shows that coronavirus (COVID-19) can impair the neurological functions of patients with the disease. Researchers from the Huanzhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China looked at case records of COVID-19 patients and found symptoms of brain and nerve problems in over a third of COVID-19 patients and in nearly half of those with severe … Continue reading Coronavirus harms the brain and nervous system of one in three patients

Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

A healthy lifestyle can prevent the onset of dementia regardless of genetic risk factors. This is according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers found that individuals aged 60 years and above who follow a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dementia than those who have an unhealthy lifestyle. Additionally, they … Continue reading Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

Study: Pressure on blood vessels that decreases cerebral blood flow may be linked to Alzheimer’s

The brain works similar to a computer in that both can hold and process plenty of information. But the brain also shares a computer’s need for a reliable source of power to function properly. This power is provided in the form of glucose and oxygen found in the blood. However, some neurological diseases disrupt this … Continue reading Study: Pressure on blood vessels that decreases cerebral blood flow may be linked to Alzheimer’s