New model can identify factors linked to mortality after traumatic brain injury.

Washington: Model system researchers have identified factors linked to mortality among individuals aged 16 years and older who were more than one year post- traumatic brain injury (TBI). The research team, which included investigators from five regional TBI Model Systems, analysed data from the database of the TBI Model System National Data and Statistical Center. They…

13 Surprising Symptoms of Lyme Disease.

When most people think of Lyme disease, they probably picture a tick bite and the classic bullseye rash (if they’ve heard of Lyme disease at all). But there’s so much more to Lyme disease than that. Not everyone with Lyme disease even gets the bullseye rash, and there’s a huge range of other symptoms that can crop…

IS IT MENTAL ILLNESS OR MOLD TOXICITY?

By Mark Filidei, D.O. One of my chief tasks as the Director of Integrative Medicine at Amen Clinics is to work up what we call a “toxic brain” as seen on SPECT imaging. Amen Clinics currently has the largest database of brain SPECT scans in the world, and it affords us a unique view into…

The Message I Have for Anyone Who Loves Someone With an Addiction

On Thursday, September 22, 2018, our lives were forever changed. I was having a normal day at work, sitting at my desk, when my boss walked over. He asked to speak to me in one of the conference rooms. Immediately, I thought I was in trouble. I had no real reason to assume this, but…

Please Don’t Confuse My Chronic Pain With ‘Low Pain Tolerance’

  “Pain tolerance” and “pain threshold” are phrases used to describe how much pain a person can handle, but they don’t actually mean the same thing. Pain tolerance is how much pain you can handle while still functioning (for me, this means how much pain I can handle without taking medication). Pain threshold is when…

Lady Gaga Shares Comeback for People Who Question Fibromyalgia

While each person with fibromyalgia experiences the condition differently, one thing most fibro warriors have in common is fighting other peoples’ doubt that fibro is a “real” condition. Lady Gaga, who first opened up about having fibromyalgia last year while promoting her documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” revealed exactly what she would say to those who are questioning her…

THE PAIN OF FIBROMYALGIA CAN BE LINKED TO THE DYSFUNCTION OF THE SPINAL CABLE, SAYS INVESTIGATORS

Dysfunction in the processing of the spinal cord may be responsible for pain in patients with fibromyalgia (FM), a study entitled “Cutaneous silent period prolonged fibromyalgia suggesting a central sensitization as pathogenesis” and published in the journal PLoS One. The Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain, among other symptoms, but the underlying cause responsible…

Lyme disease: A study on the speed of transmission by infected ticks

Lyme borreliosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by a bite from a tick of the genus Ixodes. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur used mice to study the transmission of bacteria by ticks infected with various European and North American species of Borrelia. They found evidence of rapid…

New Hyperbaric hope for fibromyalgia sufferers

Two 20-seat hyperbaric chambers at the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research in Israel were used in a study to see if hyperbaric oxygen treatment could help patients with fibromyalgia. A new study by researchers at Rice University and institutions in Israel showed patients in a small trial experienced remarkable improvement after two months…

The brain predicts words before they are pronounced

The brain is not only able to finish the sentences of others: A study by the Basque research centre BCBL has shown for the first time that it can also anticipate an auditory stimulus and determine the phonemes and specific words the speaker is going to pronounce. The Primary Auditory Cortex is highlighted in magenta,…