Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved! Researchers Find Main Source of Pain in Blood Vessels

Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved! Researchers Find Main Source of Pain in Blood Vessels

Editor-Steve Lotima by Donna Ker Leesley, Facebook Share 110 k Pinterest 10k Researchers Find Main Source of Pain in Blood Vessels. Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain. The findings mark the end of a decades-old mystery about the disease, which many doctors believed was conjured in patients’ imaginations. The mystery of Fibromyalgia has left millions of sufferers…

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Scientists Latest Research That Autism Linked to Zinc Deficiency in Childhood

Scientists Latest Research That Autism Linked to Zinc Deficiency in Childhood

While the exact cause of autism is unknown, its development in children has been linked to various genetic and environmental factors—including zinc deficiency. It is still not clear whether this deficiency contributes to autism, but scientists have defined a possible mechanism for how this could work, according to a paper published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. For their study, the researchers demonstrated how zinc shapes the connections, or synapses, between brain cells (neurons) that form during early development…

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How Hair Loss Affects Those of Us with Fibromyalgia

How Hair Loss Affects Those of Us with Fibromyalgia

I have fibromyalgia (FM) and an underactive thyroid, so hair loss is a real concern of mine. For that reason, I have chosen to keep my hair very short. We’re talking #2-on-a-hair-trimmer short. After my first buzz cut, I wouldn’t go out anywhere without a hat because I was very self-conscious. Now I’m pretty comfortable with my look. Hair loss is not an uncommon phenomenon for those of us with fibro. Are you noticing more…

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Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that would lay out, in detail, all the symptoms of different mental illnesses, so they could be identified and treated in the same way across the United States. It was called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. In the latest edition, they laid out…

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Researchers Uncover A Circuit For Sadness In The Human Brain

Researchers Uncover A Circuit For Sadness In The Human Brain

Scientists may have caught a glimpse of what sadness looks like in the brain. A study of 21 people found that for most, feeling down was associated with greater communication between brain areas involved in emotion and memory, a team from the University of California, San Francisco reported Thursday in the journal Cell. “There was one network that over and over would tell us whether they were feeling happy or sad,” says Vikaas Sohal, an…

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Scientists have uncovered genetic variants that increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Scientists have uncovered genetic variants that increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Scientists have uncovered genetic variants that increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in research that experts hope could lead to a better understanding of the condition. ADHD is thought to affect about 2.5% of adults and about 5% of children worldwide. Concerns have been raised that the neurodevelopmental disorder is under-diagnosed and under-treated in the UK. “We know that it is highly heritable,” said Prof Anders Børglum, co-author of the research, from…

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CBD Oil Now Approved by The U.S. Congress.

CBD Oil Now Approved by The U.S. Congress.

CBD oil is currently illegal in Ohio. So what does this legislation mean for consumers and state law? The U.S. Congress just passed an $867 billion dollar Farm Bill. It still needs to be signed into law by President Trump, but the landside vote of 369-47, gives Ohio farmers money to research and expand organic farming. And in an historic move, it also lets them farm hemp, which is used for CBD oil. CBD oil…

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‘I Thought I Was Stupid’: The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD

‘I Thought I Was Stupid’: The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD

Women with ADHD have to deal with symptoms that range from disorganization to OCD-like rituals—as well as the fear of being found out. At the Better Together Festival attendees are encouraged to doodle in notebooks or walk around. On a bumpy shuttle ride to the Better Together Festival grounds, I sat next to Courtney, a woman I instinctively cast as “having it together.” With wide eyes, an exuberant laugh, and the sort of blonde hair…

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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

As more states legalize marijuana, there’s growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD. It’s marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety — and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too. (A sample of cannabidiol (CBD) oil is dropped into water. Supplements containing the marijuana extract are popular and widely sold as remedies for a variety of ailments and aches. But scientific evidence that they work hasn’t yet caught…

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CBD Oil: what is it and does it really work as medicine?

CBD Oil: what is it and does it really work as medicine?

By Alison George Cannabis is in the headlines for its potential medical benefits after the recent confiscation of cannabis oil medication from the mother of a 12-year-old British boy with severe epilepsy. The furore that ensued is shining a light on campaigns for cannabis oils to be made legal for medical reasons, and the UK government has now announced a review into the use of medicinal cannabis. Here’s what you need to know. What is cannabis…

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