Friday, October 19, 2018

Areas in Brain Actually Identified that are Associated with Analgesia In Nerve Pain with CANNABIS. WOW.

  The anterior cingulate gyrus (ACC) and dorsolateral pre-frontal cortex (DLPC) are functionally involved in THC-induced analgesia in chronic neuropathic pain.
 Neurology. 2018;91:e1285-e1294

Light Exposure may Improve Agitation, Mood and Sleep in Dementia

  LED table lights and individual room lights were placed where patients spent most of their waking hours. The lights were turned on when folks woke up and remained on until 6 PM.
  Exposure to light stimulates the circadian system early in the day significantly decreasing scores for sleep disturbances, agitation and depression compared with placebo.
Sleep Health. 2017;3(3):204-215

Cardiovascular Risk Increases with Binge Drinking in Men

  Higher blood pressure, higher blood sugar, and higher cholesterol are associated with young men that binge drank as many as 12 times per year compared with non-binge drinkers.
  Binge drinking women did not have affected systolic blood pressures or total cholesterol.
J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7(13)

Eye Conditions Affect Alzheimer's Risk

  People with recent diagnoses of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma as well as well established age-related macular degeneration may have an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.
  Cataract diagnosis was not a risk factor for AD.
Alzheimers Dement. 2018 Aug 2