Long-term consequences of medicinal cannabis use in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) are unknown. This study investigated whether PwMS using cannabis had lower resting brain glucose uptake (GU) and worse clinical test results compared with nonusers
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Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, have found that a rare gene mutation alters brain development in mice, impairing memory and disrupting the communication between nerve cells. They also show memory problems could be improved by transplanting to a specific type of nerve cell into the brain. The findings were published today in Neuron
A new study evaluates important aspects of psychological health in young adults with kidney failure. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), point to the need for additional efforts to address the wellbeing of these patients
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common form of urinary incontinence that is widely treated with pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training. A new laboratory study lends insights into how PFM training works: by reducing contractions of the detrusor muscle of the bladder, reports the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists
If rules about cannabis for Canadian police are any measure, we know precious little about how long cannabis impairment lasts. The wait time for police to show up for work afterward from anywhere in the next day to 28 days, with some forces prohibiting members from using the drug altogether
Scientists at Mount Sinai have developed a novel technology for simultaneously analyzing the functions of hundreds of genes with resolution reaching the single cell level. The technology relies on a barcoding approach using a novel protein described in a paper published in the journal Cell
A comprehensive new review article presents the most current understanding of the role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) play in the increased risk of multiple diverse gestational malformations and takes aim at the ongoing debate over whether SSRIs as a drug class can cause these malformations
India has world's third-highest number of billionaires. But at the same time, hidden hunger – micro-nutrient deficiency – continues to be a major public health issue. Today, India has an astounding 190 million undernourished people , the highest in the world. About 47.5 million Indian children under-5 years are stunted -again, the most in the world.
The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $20 million grant financing package to support the efforts of the Government of Bhutan to improve the equity, efficiency, and sustainability of the country's health system.
How long a person with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) stops breathing may be a better predictor of mortality risk from OSA than the number of times they stop breathing, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
According to an online survey, although healthcare providers (HCPs) report sharing crucial information on bacterial vaginosis (BV) with patients, the associated risks of the condition remain a mystery to many women, indicating a significant disconnect. With BV known to be the most prevalent gynecologic infection in the U.S., affecting 21 million women each year, it's clear that further education is needed to bridge this gap in communication and help women to obtain diagnosis and treatment initiation sooner.
Biochemists, microbiologists, drug discovery experts, and infectious disease doctors have teamed up in a new study that shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis in mice. Instead of killing causative bacteria with antibiotics, researchers treated infected mice with molecules that block toxin formation in bacteria. Every treated mouse survived. The breakthrough study, published in Scientific Reports, suggests infections in humans might be cured the same way.