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Link found between cannabis and rebound headaches after migraine

People with chronic migraines who use cannabis products are much more likely to suffer from “rebound headaches” than those who don’t use the drugs, a preliminary study suggests. However, though a link has been uncovered, it’s still unclear whether cannabis directly triggers the rebound headaches, the study authors told Live Science. The study also didn’t

National research effort discovers relationship between inflammation, metabolism and scleroderma scarring

Scleroderma, a chronic and currently incurable orphan disease where tissue injury causes potentially lethal skin and lung scarring, remains poorly understood. However, the defining characteristic of systemic sclerosis, the most serious form of scleroderma, is irreversible and progressive scarring that affects the skin and internal organs. Published in iScience, Michigan Medicine’s Scleroderma Program and the

The Truth About The Connection Between COVID-19 And ED

If you needed more motivation to wear a mask and avoid crowds, here you go: coronavirus has been linked to erectile dysfunction, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation. Some male survivors of COVID-19 will have lasting damage that affects blood flow to the penis, and the long-term psychological effects

Team discovers new connection between Alzheimer’s dementia and Dlgap2

A gene known for helping facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system has been discovered to be connected with Alzheimer’s dementia and cognitive decline, according to a national research team led by The Jackson Laboratory and University of Maine. Catherine Kaczorowski, associate professor and Evnin family chair in Alzheimer’s research at The Jackson Laboratory

Exploring how social touch affects communication between female animals

The sense of touch can significantly affect how animals and humans perceive the world around them, enriching their experiences and allowing them to gather more information about their surroundings and other living organisms. Although touch is a crucial aspect of perceptual experience, in philosophical, psychological and neuroscientific research it has often been overshadowed by vision.

Direct relationship between depression and inflammation called into question

Depression has traditionally been linked to increased inflammation. Innovative research by psychologist Eiko Fried refutes this popular assumption. He shows that specific depression symptoms such as sleeping problems explain this relationship. Publication in Psychological Medicine . Over the past few decades, there have been many studies into the relationship between depression and inflammation in the

How the brain distinguishes between voice and sound

Is the brain capable of distinguishing a voice from the specific sounds it utters? In an attempt to answer this question, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, – in collaboration with the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands—devised pseudo-words (words without meaning) spoken by three voices with different pitches. Their aim? To observe how

Babies can learn link between language and ethnicity, study suggests

Eleven-month-old infants can learn to associate the language they hear with ethnicity, recent research from the University of British Columbia suggests. The study, published April 22 by Developmental Psychobiology, found that 11-month-old infants looked more at the faces of people of Asian descent versus those of Caucasian descent when hearing Cantonese versus English—but not when

Most links between personality traits and life outcomes are replicable

Studies showing links between personality traits and life outcomes, such as marital stability and vocational achievements, provide a reasonably accurate map of the relationship between personality and various aspects of one’s life, according to findings from a large-scale replication project. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

TTI heat map shows relationship between traffic-related air pollution and childhood asthma

A team of air quality and health researchers led by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) have created a first-of-its-kind, county-by-county interactive heat map and city-by-city table detailing the distribution of childhood asthma due to traffic-related air pollution across the United States. One of the principal findings is that asthma cases attributable to traffic-related air

Xeno/endobiotic metabolism potencies vary between strains and sex in rats

Rats are commonly used in nonclinical pharmaceutical studies to investigate the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetic profiles of drug candidates before they are entered into clinical studies. Most compounds administered via the oral route are metabolized in the liver and intestine, so the metabolism is a key determinant of pharmacokinetics. The uridine 5′-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase (Ugt) superfamily is

Possible link found between exposure to household chemical and heart disease and cancer

Dichlorophenols (DCPs) are chemicals known to disrupt hormone systems. DCPs can be found in a variety of consumer and industrial products, such as deodorizers, antibacterial additives and even chlorinated drinking water. A new University of Minnesota School of Public Health study, recently published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, investigated two types of DCPs (2,5-DCP and