@amit Previous reviews have suggested RT has positive effects on motor function in PD. However, results from the included studies were inconsistent; and few reviews have examined nonmotor outcomes of RT in this population, the investigators note.
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RE: Resistance Training Tied to Improvements in Parkinson's Symptoms
RE: Three Eye Conditions Linked to Higher Alzheimer's Risk
@riya Often referred to as "the window to the brain," the eyes provide substantial information on brain health, the investigators note. Previous research suggests glaucoma, DR, and AMD may be linked to dementia because of shared characteristics, including progressive neurodegeneration, amyloid β deposition, and chronic microvascular insults. The investigators point out that most of the earlier research examining a potential association between dementia and eye disorders have lacked large, prospective cohorts with precise dementia definitions.
RE: FDA Clears Neuromodulation Device for Acute Migraine Pain
@debjaan The FDA clearance of the Relivion non-invasive device is an important event for those suffering from migraines, as it is the only neuromodulation technology thus far that has demonstrated statistically significant efficacy in providing complete freedom of migraine symptoms within 2 hours after treatment, in a sham-controlled clinical trial
RE: Potential New Biomarker for Psychosis Severity
@riya Previous studies suggest ACE may play a role in neurologic and psychiatric conditions, including schizophrenia, through alterations in function or blood concentrations. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying disease onset and response to antipsychotics in patients with FEP "remain poorly understood," the researchers note. In addition, "despite adequate antipsychotic treatment, 20% of patients have persistent symptoms." To determine whether ACE levels are already altered in FEP patients, the investigators examined data on 138 patients with FEP and 115 healthy controls.
Deprived of Sleep, Many Turn to Melatonin Despite Risks
When slumber doesn't come naturally, some are turning to melatonin, an over-the-counter sleep aid that often is mistaken for a supplement. This powerful hormone plays an important role in human biology, and specialists are questioning whether increasing levels could be doing more harm than good. A new investigation launched by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is looking into the safety of melatonin. And while the health advisory checking the evidence is underway, the academy is recommending that melatonin not be used for insomnia in adults or children. But what is insomnia, and how is it different from a few bad nights of sleep? Insomnia disturbs sleep at least three times a week for more than 3 months, often causing people to feel tired during the day as well.
RE: Biological Evidence for Anxiety in Long COVID
@mimi Although patients hospitalized with COVID-19 often present with encephalopathy, patients with mild initial COVID-19 who don't require hospitalization can also develop neurologic symptoms as part of post-acute sequelae of severe acute respiratory coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection (neuro-PASC). Symptoms of neuro-PASC include cognitive difficulties, headaches, dizziness, disorders of smell and taste and neuropsychiatric complaints such as new-onset anxiety and depression. The lingering nature of these complaints suggests that ongoing brain inflammation and/or direct damage to the central nervous system may persist long after acute infection with the virus resolves.
How to treat Delusions of Parasitosis?
Delusions of parasitosis (DoP) manifest in the patient's firm belief that he or she has pruritus due to an infestation with insects. Patients may present with clothing lint, pieces of skin, or other debris contained in plastic wrap, on adhesive tape, or in matchboxes. They typically state that these contain the parasites; however, these collections have no insects or parasites. This presentation is called the matchbox sign, or what the authors term the "Saran-wrap sign."
I am getting persistent headache, what should I do?
Hello, I am getting persistent headache, what should I do? I can not figure out the cause. Shall I go to a doctor? I am really very worried and disturbed for this. Please let me know what would be good for me.
RE: Is wearable device really a boon?
@gagan-deep Wearable technology provides us with the ability to monitor our fitness levels, track our location with GPS, and view text messages more quickly. Best of all, most of the devices that allow us to do this are hands free and portable, eliminating the need to take our devices out of our pockets. Before wearables, it was possible to obtain a lot of the information listed above, but it was sometimes a hassle and required devices that weren't always convenient. Wearables are connected to our smart devices, transmitting this information to them and allowing us to view it at later times, as well as in the moment. This can help you with setting goals and tracking your progress toward them.
RE: Recommend some tips for improving my frizzy hair
@rupsha Frizzy hair is often dry hair, so moisturizing is key to preventing frizz. After applying moisturizing products, style your hair with a curl defining gel to highlight your curls. If your hair is naturally frizzy, certain hairstyles can help keep your hair under control and protect it from frizz. Regardless of what is causing your frizzy hair, the right combination of products and hair care techniques can help. We asked our in house hair experts as well as some fantastic stylists to break down all you need to know to get your smoothest, most gorgeous hair ever. Showering at a lower temperature protects both your hair and skin by preventing over drying and frizzy hair. A cold rinse help seal your hair’s cuticles. After washing your hair, turn down the temperature and finish with a refreshing cold water rinse. If you’re not willing to give up your hot showers entirely, tie up your hair to protect it from hot water damage.