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Stroke Risk Doubles in Autoimmune Disease and Shingles Patients
Patient with autoimmune diseases, like psoriasis, and infected with herpes zoster – commonly known as shingles – have a 50% higher risk of suffering a stroke.
It is generally well-understood that smoking cigarettes exacerbates symptoms of psoriasis. But recent study results clarify and strengthen the link between smoking and the development of psoriatic lesions.
Researchers appear to have identified a specific molecule that controls morphine receptor signaling in a small group of brain cells. The particular regulator of G protein signaling protein is called RGS7 and has been identified as a novel regulator of the μ-opioid receptor, which morphine acts upon to mediate its euphoric and analgesic effects.
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found that loss of speech from a stroke in the left hemisphere can be recovered on the back right side of the brain, contradicting the 130-year-old belief that the right hemisphere interferes with recovery
Seniors with dementia use the emergency department more often than those without cognitive impairment, garnering higher costs but worse outcomes, a new study suggests.
Depression over long periods of time may double the risk of stroke in adults, according to a study that assessed the health information of more than 16,000 adults over 50 years of age in order to determine if there is a link between stroke and depressive symptoms.
A combination of small molecules can change cells slated to be human skin cells into cells that support and repair nerves, called Schwann cells, according to findings published in the journal Development.

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