Single administration of alcohol can permanently alter the morphology of neurons

A research team from the University of Cologne and the Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg has found that even the single administration of alcohol permanently alters the morphology of neurons. In particular, the structure of the synapses as well as the dynamics of mitochondria – the powerhouses of the cell – are influenced by alcohol. … Read more

Alcohol Abuse and Dependence – Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder can cause major health issues, alienate you from your family, and interfere with your work. Fortunately, early treatment can help you and your loved ones avoid the more unfortunate consequences of the condition. Consumed in excess, alcohol is poisonous and is considered a drug. It is estimated that between 18 million — … Read more

The Relationship Between Addiction And Mental Health: An Explanation By Experts

Philadelphia, PA – Ask yourself something: What do you know about addiction? If you are an addict or a recovering addict, then you certainly know more than the average person. But even then, there is much that is probably a mystery to you. The United States has never made education about drug addiction a priority. … Read more

Psychedelic mushrooms could help heavy drinkers quit: study

(NewsNation) — A compound in psilocybin, or psychedelic “magic” mushrooms, can help heavy drinkers cut back or even quit drinking entirely, a new study suggests, although experts say more research is needed. Researchers at New York University recently conducted the first-ever placebo-controlled trial exploring the treatment of alcohol addiction with psilocybin. The new research was … Read more

Teens Have Triple the Odds of Misusing Marijuana Compared to Adults | Health News

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In yet another report that illustrates the dangers pot poses to the young, developing brain, a new British study finds teenagers are much more likely than adults to develop an addiction to marijuana. “We found that teenagers are three and a half … Read more

Binge drinking is a slippery slope

Not to mention the outward symptoms like: acne, redness on your nose and palms and dry, wrinkled skin that makes you look older. And drinking during pregnancy can lead to a host of problems for the child, like facial abnormalities and developmental deficits. “A lifetime of misery” for the little one, as Dr. Zasada puts … Read more

Why you need to exercise your brain | Community

First, we would like to thank veteran Roy Nivens and the Etowah Fire Department for getting our flags back up after the ropes broke. We are so proud that we are able to show respect to our country and its veterans by displaying our American and POW flags. Recently, Stephanie Shanahan, Etowah Community Center Manager, … Read more

Children without diapers do not get quality sleep, study says

Children whose parents cannot afford diapers do not get quality sleep, according to a study by the Rutgers School of Nursing. The study, published in the Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatricsis the first to examine the relationship between diaper need and sleep. Sleep promotes brain development and solidifies learning and memory. Children with compromised sleep … Read more

Cognitive deficit in COVID-19 survivors is equivalent to 20 years of aging

Cognitive impairment as a result of severe COVID-19 is similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of age and is the equivalent to losing 10 IQ points, say a team of scientists from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. The findings, published in the journal eClinicalMedicine, emerging from the NIHR COVID-19 … Read more

Why Your Dog Smells Worse Than Their Friends

Photo: Light-Studio (Shutterstock) No one expects a dog to smell good (unless you’re a big fan of the aroma of corn chips). But sometimes, they can really stink. And no, we’re not talking about a little post-cheese flatulence, or the odor that results from their dip in ditch water: We mean an unpleasant smell that … Read more