Symptoms of insomnia may reduce likelihood of alcohol-induced blackout

Journal Reference: Mary Beth Miller, Cassandra L. Boness, Angelo M. DiBello, Brett Froeliger. Insomnia as a moderator of alcohol use and blackout: Potential role in acute physiological consequences. Addictive Behaviors, 2022; 134: 107395 DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107395 It’s the opposite of what they expected when they began the study. Historically, research has suggested that insomnia worsens alcohol-related … Read more

Hair and libido loss join fatigue and brain fog among wider list of Long COVID symptoms

Journal Reference: Anuradhaa Subramanian, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Sarah Hughes, Puja Myles, Tim Williams, Krishna M. Gokhale, Tom Taverner, Joht Singh Chandan, Kirsty Brown, Nikita Simms-Williams, Anoop D. Shah, Megha Singh, Farah Kidy, Kelvin Okoth, Richard Hotham, Nasir Bashir, Neil Cockburn, Siang Ing Lee, Grace M. Turner, Georgios V. Gkoutos, Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, Christel McMullan, Alastair K. … Read more

New clinical symptoms identified in largest international study series of confirmed monkeypox cases

Journal Reference: John P. Thornhill, Sapha Barkati, Sharon Walmsley, Juergen Rockstroh, Andrea Antinori, Luke B. Harrison, Romain Palich, Achyuta Nori, Iain Reeves, Maximillian S. Habibi, Vanessa Apea, Christoph Boesecke, Linos Vandekerckhove, Michal Yakubovsky, Elena Sendagorta, Jose L. Blanco, Eric Florence, Davide Moschese, Fernando M. Maltez, Abraham Goorhuis, Valerie Pourcher, Pascal Migaud, Sebastian Noe, Claire Pintado, … Read more

Repeated hurricane exposure linked to adverse psychological symptoms

Journal Reference: Dana Rose Garfin, Rebecca R. Thompson, E. Alison Holman, Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Roxane Cohen Silver. Association Between Repeated Exposure to Hurricanes and Mental Health in a Representative Sample of Florida Residents. JAMA Network Open, 2022; 5 (6): e2217251 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.17251 Findings, published online today in JAMA Network Open, are critical for understanding the psychological … Read more

New research identifies blood biomarker for predicting dementia before symptoms develop

Journal Reference: Emer R. McGrath, Alexa S. Beiser, Adrienne O’Donnell, Qiong Yang, Saptaparni Ghosh, Mitzi M. Gonzales, Jayandra J. Himali, Claudia L. Satizabal, Keith A. Johnson, Russell P. Tracy, Sudha Seshadri. Blood Phosphorylated Tau 181 as a Biomarker for Amyloid Burden on Brain PET in Cognitively Healthy Adults. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2022; 1 DOI: … Read more

New data shows burden of dementia symptoms just as high in community population as nursing home residents

Journal Reference: Kurt Kroenke, Sujuan Gao, Kelly M. Mosesso, Susan E. Hickman, Laura R. Holtz, Alexia M. Torke, Nina M. Johnson, Greg A. Sachs. Prevalence and Predictors of Symptoms in Persons with Advanced Dementia Living in the Community. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2022; DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0402 Dementia currently affects about 5 million older adults in the … Read more

Some autism spectrum disorder symptoms linked to astrocytes

Journal Reference: Megan Allen, Ben S. Huang, Michael J. Notaras, Aiman Lodhi, Estibaliz Barrio-Alonso, Pablo J. Lituma, Paul Wolujewicz, Jonathan Witztum, Francesco Longo, Maoshan Chen, David W. Greening, Eric Klann, M. Elizabeth Ross, Conor Liston, Dilek Colak. Astrocytes derived from ASD individuals alter behavior and destabilize neuronal activity through aberrant Ca2+ signaling. Molecular Psychiatry, 2022; … Read more

Psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer´s disease

Journal Reference: Maurits Johansson, Erik Stomrud, Per Mårten Johansson, Anna Svenningsson, Sebastian Palmqvist, Shorena Janelidze, Danielle van Westen, Niklas Mattsson-Carlgren, Oskar Hansson. Development of Apathy, Anxiety, and Depression in Cognitively Unimpaired Older Adults: Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology and Cognitive Decline. Biological Psychiatry, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2022.01.012 Cognitive symptoms combined with elevated levels of certain proteins … Read more

High cardiovascular risk is associated with symptoms of depression

Journal Reference: Sandra Martín-Peláez, Lluis Serra-Majem, Naomi Cano-Ibáñez, Miguel Ángel Martínez-González, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Dolores Corella, Camille Lassale, Jose Alfredo Martínez, Ángel M. Alonso-Gómez, Julia Wärnberg, Jesús Vioque, Dora Romaguera, José López-Miranda, Ramón Estruch, Francisco J. Tinahones, José Lapetra, Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Aurora Bueno-Cavanillas, Josep A. Tur, Vicente Martín, Xavier Pintó, Miguel Delgado-Rodríguez, Pilar Matía, Josep Vidal, … Read more

Brainstem atrophy is linked to extrapyramidal symptoms in frontotemporal dementia

Journal Reference: Sami Heikkinen, Antti Cajanus, Kasper Katisko, Päivi Hartikainen, Ritva Vanninen, Annakaisa Haapasalo, Johanna Krüger, Anne M. Remes, Eino Solje. Brainstem atrophy is linked to extrapyramidal symptoms in frontotemporal dementia. Journal of Neurology, 2022; DOI: 10.1007/s00415-022-11095-x Frontotemporal dementia, FTD, is an umbrella term for degenerative brain diseases that affect behaviour and cognition. Sometimes, FTD … Read more

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