Doctors Discovered How The Brain Dies. Part 3 of 3

Doctors Discovered How The Brain Dies – Part 3 of 3

So “Future exploration needs to be done to verify the implications of marijuana use on the structure of the brain. It needs to be studied in a group of people over a period of time”. Dr Mitch Earleywine, a professor of psychology and director of clinical training at the State University of New York at Albany, agreed that the results shortage to be replicated. “Brain structural studies often look at every single spot and then capitalize on the ones that are significant by chance,” said Earleywine, architect of the book Understanding Marijuana.

And “We’ve had no structural deficits in folks who started using as adults, so researchers went to adolescents”. Earleywine said marijuana users have been shown to perform more poorly on retention tests due to the stress they endure taking such tests. “If you can imagine going into a lab to take a memory test because you’ve been selected for your cannabis use, then a bevy of white-coated folks who might think that cannabis use impairs thought start giving you memory tests, you might not do so well.

We’ve found this for males in my lab”. The Northwestern study also noted that these changes in brain structure are similar to those associated with having schizophrenia. “If someone has a kin history of schizophrenia, they are increasing their risk of developing schizophrenia if they abuse marijuana”. But Krakower said that assertion might be a stretch. “I thought that was a little bit of a jump. We recognize people with schizophrenia use marijuana. It’s going to be very hard to say that someone has schizophrenia because they used marijuana. That’s going to be hard to prove” hormone. The Northwestern experimentation is supported by grants from the US National Institutes of Health.

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Doctors Discovered How The Brain Dies. Part 2 of 3

Doctors Discovered How The Brain Dies – Part 2 of 3

It’s not sheer whether marijuana use caused the memory problems or people with memory problems tended to use marijuana. “The big $64000 question is whether these memory problems predate the marijuana use”. The studio focused on nearly 100 participants sorted into four groups: healthy people who never used pot, healthy people who were former heavy pot smokers, people with schizophrenia who never used spare tyre and schizophrenics who were former heavy pot users. Researchers used MRI scans to study the structure of participants’ brains.


Both healthy and schizophrenic marijuana users showed shrinkage of regions far down in the brain that are associated with memory. “We found both of the marijuana-use groups had these parallel brain abnormalities”. Tests of working memory further found that marijuana users scored lower compared with non-users. Working respect is the ability to remember and process information in the moment and, if needed, transfer it to long-term memory.

Poor working memory can lead to poor academic performance and problems with everyday life. Healthy man who never used marijuana scored 37 times better, on average, than healthy users who had smoked in the past on memory tests, while “clean” schizophrenics scored nearly four times better than schizophrenic marijuana users. The sanctum confirms earlier findings that showed memory loss in young marijuana users, said Dr Scott Krakower, assistant unit chief of psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, NY But Krakower said more toil needs to be done before it’s proven that marijuana actually causes changes in the brain.

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Doctors Discovered How The Brain Dies. Part 1 of 3

Doctors Discovered How The Brain Dies – Part 1 of 3

Doctors Discovered How The Brain Dies. Shrunken structures fundamentally the brains of heavy marijuana users might explain the stereotype of the “pothead,” brain researchers report. Northwestern University scientists studying teens who were marijuana smokers or latest smokers found that parts of the brain related to working memory appeared diminished in size – changes that coincided with the teens’ bad performance on memory tasks. “We observed that the shapes of brain structures related to short-term memory seemed to collapse inward or shrink in people who had a history of habitually marijuana use when compared to healthy participants,” said study author Matthew Smith.

He is an assistant research professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago. The shrinking of these structures appeared to be more advanced in multitude who had started using marijuana at a younger age. This suggests that youngsters might be more susceptible to drug-related memory loss, according to the study, which was published in the Dec 16. 2013 emanate of the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin.

So “The brain abnormalities we’re observing are directly related to poor short-term memory performance. The more that discernment looks abnormal, the poorer they’re doing on memory tests”. The paper is provocative because the participants had not been using marijuana for a couple years, indicating that memory problems might persist even if the person quits smoking the drug, said Dr Frances Levin, chairman of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Addiction Psychiatry. At the same time, Levin cautioned that the distribute presents a chicken-or-egg problem.

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Flying With Prosthetic Limbs And Meds Can Alert Airport Security. Part 3 of 3

Flying With Prosthetic Limbs And Meds Can Alert Airport Security – Part 3 of 3

People who wear insulin pumps, prosthetic limbs, standard or body braces or orthopedic shoes do not have to remove them to go through screening. But “Anything that would be a hardship for you to remove can stay. We have other methods of screening”.

And though it’s OK for people who’ve had combined replacement surgeries or cochlear (inner ear) implants to go through the metal detectors, Davis said that it’s fine to ask security for a manual pat-down. “It’s important to recall that our security officers are there to help. Be sure to let them know what the issues are and feel free to ask questions. If you’re not satisfied, there are supervisors available at every checkpoint” trichozed aur. She said the TSA Web neighbourhood has additional information about many specific medical conditions and disabilities, including how screening can be handled for that condition.

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Flying With Prosthetic Limbs And Meds Can Alert Airport Security. Part 2 of 3

Flying With Prosthetic Limbs And Meds Can Alert Airport Security – Part 2 of 3

The TSA recently launched what it’s vocation “self-select” lanes, including one for families with small children and people with medical issues. Davis said that this is the lane people should definitely be in if they need to carry with them liquids, such as insulin, that are immune from the regulations restricting the amount that can be taken onboard.


In addition to insulin, people with insulin-dependent diabetes often must carry syringes, blood glucose meters or insulin pump supplies. “Three or four years ago, insulin pumps and supplies might have been an culmination at security, but these devices aren’t so new anymore, and many more people are using them,” said Dr David Kendall, chief detailed and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association. “The biggest thing is for you to raise awareness that you have them in your bags”.

One area that may still cause concern, though, is the operation of wireless insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitors onboard a plane. Though the devices are wireless, their carrying range is very short, probably just inches. But the devices are new enough that the flight staff might not be familiar with them.

In such cases, carrying a doctor’s note explaining someone’s basic for the machine, or the operating manual that comes with the device, could be helpful. So “There’s a need for education and raising of public awareness”.

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Flying With Prosthetic Limbs And Meds Can Alert Airport Security. Part 1 of 3

Flying With Prosthetic Limbs And Meds Can Alert Airport Security – Part 1 of 3

Flying With Prosthetic Limbs And Meds Can Alert Airport Security. Adjusting to the necessary, but evidently ever-changing security rules when traveling can be tough for anyone, but for someone traveling with a bagful of needles and vials of insulin or someone who’s had a cool or knee replaced, the journey can be fraught with extra worry. But Ann Davis, a spokeswoman for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the instrumentality responsible for ensuring the safety of the US skies, says that travelers with chronic conditions need not be concerned.

Davis said that TSA officers are well-trained and commonplace with the odd baggage or screening requirements that may come with certain medical conditions. What’s most important is that you let the screeners know what medical condition you have. “We have screening procedures to make persuaded that everything and everyone is screened properly”.

For example people with pacemakers or implanted cardiac defibrillators shouldn’t go through the metal detectors, but if they notify the TSA officers, there are other ways for them to be screened. Davis said that the TSA doesn’t be lacking a doctor’s note verifying a medical condition, but that it doesn’t hurt to have one.

However it is recommended that people with pacemakers carry a pacemaker ID card that they can get from their doctors. She also advised keeping drugs, uncommonly liquid medications, in the original packaging with the label that shows your name, if it’s a prescription medication. But that’s not a requirement, either.

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Low Level Of Education Does Not Lead To Poor Health. Part 3 of 3

Low Level Of Education Does Not Lead To Poor Health – Part 3 of 3

So “Other inspection shows that these psychological factors respond well to intervention. Therapies exist that give people the tools to keep all these psychological characteristics working in their favor. They’ve been shown to keep people from falling back into depression and anxiety, which we be sure means bad things for their health” go here.

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