COVID and Long-Term Brain Disorders: What We Know & How to Learn More

COVID-19 and Long-term Brain Disorders, Alzheimer's

As doctors begin to see more and more patients with long-term impact from the COVID-19 virus (so called long-haulers), it’s important to consider what we know about similar viruses and use this evidence for treating patients who have contracted COVID-19 and are experiencing long-term brain disorders. It more than apparentRead …

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Vitamin B3 Revitalizes Energy Metabolism in Mitochondrial Myopathy

Mitochondrial Myopathy Eija Pirinen; A. Wartiovaara's research group

An international team of scientists, led by University of Helsinki reported that vitamin B3, niacin, has therapeutic effect in progressive muscle disease, according to a study in the journal Cell Metabolism. Niacin delayed disease progression in patients with mitochondrial myopathy, a progressive disease with no previous curative treatments. Vitamin B3Read …

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Phosphatidylcholine Intake from Eggs and Meat Improves Cognition

We recently posted concerns from health officials that that plant-based diets may pose a risk for vegetarians, a new study observes that the dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia and enhanced cognitive performance. The main dietary sources of phosphatidylcholine were eggs and meat. TheseRead …

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Chicory and Chicoric Acid Show Potential Health Benefits

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Chicoric acid, a hydroxycinnamic acid, derived most commonly in the roots of chicory (Cichorium intybus), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), and basil. Each possesses a variety of health benefits, such as antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, weight management, and neuroprotector. A number of companies are selling chicory root as a dietary supplement forRead …

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Adding this Blood Test to Sports Physicals Could Help Establish Concussive Recovery Times

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As the long-term risk of sports related head injuries rises, there is a need to identify the recovery time necessary for the healing. A study, published in Neurology, of high school and college football players suggests that blood biomarkers could be used to identify which players are more likely toRead …

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Interaction of Neurotransmitters and Neurochemicals with Lymphocytes, including the Endocannabinoid System

Neurotransmitters and neurochemicals

Neurotransmitters and neurochemicals can act on lymphocytes by binding to receptors expressed by lymphocytes. This review describes lymphocyte expression of receptors for a selection of neurotransmitters and neurochemicals, the anatomical locations where lymphocytes can interact with neurotransmitters, and the effects of the neurotransmitters on lymphocyte function. Implications for health andRead …

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The Endocannabinoid System and Potential Therapeutic Uses in Multiple Sclerosis and other Neuroinflammatory Diseases

Multiple sclerosis is the most common inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, caused by an autoimmune response against myelin that eventually leads to progressive neurodegeneration and disability. Although the knowledge on its underlying neurobiological mechanisms has considerably improved, there is a still unmet need for new treatment options,

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The Role of Nutrition and the Gut-Brain Axis in Psychiatry: A Literature Review

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Individuals suffering from psychiatric disorders experience high levels of illness burden and a significantly reduced quality of life. Despite targeted psychopharmacological strategies and complementary psychotherapeutic procedures only moderate effects are obtained, and the risk of relapse is high in many patients. This narrative review highlights the important role of nutritionRead …

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Pomegranate’s Punicalagin Inhibits Neuroinflammation

Regular intake and regular consumption of pomegranate has many health benefits including reducing inflammation. Researchers are working on defining a standardized dose with the end result of developing a drug to prevent the neuro-inflammation related to dementia, which could slow the progression of the disease. In this study (in the

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Personalized Integrative Approach to Chronic Fatigue

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The aim of this review is to explore modifiable environmental and physiological factors that may play a role in chronic fatigue and to discuss the current evidence for corresponding treatments from an integrative perspective. Unexplained chronic fatigue is a very common clinical complaint. In primary care settings, an estimated 24%Read …

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