Team identifies brain’s lymphatic vessels as new avenue to treat multiple sclerosis

Lymphatic vessels that clean the brain of harmful material play a crucial role in the development and progression of multiple sclerosis, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The vessels appear to carry previously unknown messages from the brain to the immune system that ultimately trigger the disease symptoms. Blocking those…

3 Non-toxic Ways to Clean Mold with Natural Cleaners.

Mold may be growing in your home and you don’t even know it, that’s because mold loves dark, warm, humid places to live. Your basement, kitchen and bathroom are at the most risk for mold and bacteria growth because they are in constant contact with moisture. When the conditions are right, mold can grow within…

Cost of lifesaving heroin withdrawal drug soars by 700%

Treatment agencies warn of extra drug-related deaths unless price hike is addressed A 700% spike in the price of a drug used to wean addicts off heroin has caused alarm among treatment agencies, which warn of a rise in drug-related deaths unless urgent action is taken to make it more affordable. Buprenorphine is an alternative…

Colon cancer is caused by bacteria and cell stress.

Researchers at Technical University Munich have reported findings related to the development of colon cancer. “We originally wanted to study the role of bacteria in the intestines in the development of intestinal inflammation,” explains Professor Dirk Haller from the Department of Nutrition and Immunology at the Weihenstephan Science Centre of the TUM. “However, the surprising…

TOXIC MOLD SYNDROME: “IT WAS LIKE I LOST MY PERSONALITY”

Kimberlyn, a 46-year-old married mother living in Arizona is not your average patient. She is highly detailed, analytical, logical, and carries with her a master’s degree in pattern analysis. When Kimberlyn got sick, she applied as much as she could from her work life to try to uncover what was adversely affecting her. Even so,…

Researchers identify factors linked to mortality after traumatic brain injury

Model system researchers have examined the factors associated with mortality among individuals aged 16 years and older who were more than one year post- traumatic brain injury (TBI). Their article: O’Neil-Pirozzi- T, Ketchum JM, Hammond FM, Phillipus A, Weber E, Dams-O’Connor K. “Physical, cognitive, and psychosocial characteristics associated with mortality in chronic TBI survivors: A…

Why does fibromyalgia hurt more at night?

Why does fibromyalgia hurt more at night? When a kick in pain at full speed? For some it is early in the morning, others at random times, but for most fibromyalgia, the pain seems amplified at night. You already know the routine: it’s about being social and hanging with a friend for dinner, but you have to…

The loneliness of fibromyalgia.

There is loneliness, it is the “loneliness of fibromyalgia”, that loneliness that all sufferers suffer, the loneliness of living in silence their symptoms for fear of being questioned, to continuously doubt their psychological stability and end up wondering one more time …… will it really be like that, …? And will I be the cause of…

Costochondritis, a cause of chest pain in fibromyalgia

Although it is a symptom of Fibromyalgia that is almost not talked about, chest pain is quite frequent among patients with this disease, and the main cause that has been associated with this problem is Costochondritis. Costochondritis is the inflammation of the cartilage that joins the ribs with the sternum, as you can see in…

10 Tips for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can be treated with medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes, but sticking with treatment can be a challenge. Unfortunately, bipolar disorder tends to get worse if you don’t get the proper care, says Carrie Bearden, PhD, an associate professor in the departments of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, and psychology at UCLA. “The episodes will…