Tag: inflammation

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

Injection molding and mirrors on the knee often ineffective

Often used syringes and reflections in knee pain according to a study, often ineffective. For the “fact check healthcare” of the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Harding center for Risk literacy at the Max-Planck-Institute in Berlin analyzed the current reports. Joint reflections, hyaluronic acid and Corticosteroid injections showed accordingly, in the case of osteoarthritis, only a very

How chronic inflammation may drive down dopamine and motivation

Growing evidence shows that the brain’s dopamine system, which drives motivation, is directly affected by chronic, low-grade inflammation. A new paper proposes that this connection between dopamine, effort and the inflammatory response is an adaptive mechanism to help the body conserve energy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences published the theoretical framework developed by scientists at Emory

Targeting inflammation to better understand dangerous blood clots

It’s the third deadliest cardiovascular diagnosis, but doctors are still often stumped to explain why 40% of patients experience unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE). And after a patient has dealt with these dangerous blood clots once, a second and subsequent events become much more likely. New research from a team of University of Michigan scientists may

Lung inflammation from childhood asthma linked with later anxiety

Persistent lung inflammation may be one possible explanation for why having asthma during childhood increases your risk for developing anxiety later in life, according to Penn State researchers. In a study with mice, researchers found that childhood exposure to allergens was linked with persistent lung inflammation. It was also connected to changes in gene expression

The Surprising Health Benefit Hiding In Turmeric

Turmeric — an Asian spice that gives curry its signature color — has made its mark as a “superfood.” Research has linked the ancient spice to a slew of health benefits, like reducing your risk of prostate cancer and heart disease, fighting bacteria and viruses, and even relieving pain. Most of these benefits are tied back to

Study identifies a link between antidepressant treatment resistance and inflammation

Researchers at Emory University have found that depressed patients who have not responded to multiple antidepressants exhibit evidence of increased inflammation. Findings were recently published online in the journal, Psychoneuroendocrinology. The study shows that antidepressant treatment resistance is associated with increased inflammatory markers in patients with depression. One third of patients with depression fail to

10 Ways to Limit Your Period’s Affect On Your Asthma

It’s that time of the month. Do you have your inhaler handy? You may need it, because according to recent studies, your asthma is likely to get worse during your period. Sounds a little strange, but when you think about how hormones fluctuate during a woman’s cycle, you can kind of understand. What you’re probably

Turmeric: Miracle Spice or Herbal Myth?

All of a sudden, this yellow stuff is everywhere. It’s being stirred into your smoothies and heaped into products at your favorite health-food store. It’s in every hot recipe from curries to cocktails. But this herb is certainly not new. So what’s the deal with turmeric as a health trend? Turmeric (also known as curcuma longa) is a

Proper burial of dead cells limits inflammation

If dead cells accumulate in the body, they can contribute to inflammation and pre-dispose individuals to multiple chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, Crohn’s disease or lupus by uncharacterized pathways. “Billions of cells die daily as a consequence of regular wear and tear, tissue turnover and during an inflammatory response. The body

Researchers make significant discovery around how inflammation works

A research team from Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with an international team of experts, have made ground-breaking insights into how inflammatory diseases work. This development could in time lead to new treatments for a range of diseases caused by inflammation, including sepsis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis and Multiple Sclerosis. The findings have recently been published