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It May Not Be Gluten That Upsets Your Stomach

Published: Dec 23rd, 2015

Gluten is the protein that gives dough its elasticity; it makes wheat bread fluffy and pie crusts crispy. However, for many of us gluten may also be the reason for […]

Do Microglia Cause Chronic Pain and Fatigue?

Published: Dec 8th, 2015

Microglia surround and protect the neurons in our brains and spinal cord. These cells are the main immune defenders in the brain and are responsible for releasing inflammatory and neuro-protective substances. These substances […]

Doctors Say to Avoid Sleep Interruptions!

Published: Dec 4th, 2015

We’ve all experienced the effects of a poor night’s rest. You may feel grumpy and tired afterwards. Could fragmented sleep be the culprit? Researchers took this question to the lab. […]

Wireless Control of Pain in Mice

Published: Nov 20th, 2015

Researchers have developed a new wireless technology that has the potential to interfere with pain signals in the spinal cord. These wireless implantable devices have the ability to activate nerves and […]

Does Your Brain Sometimes Sleep While You’re Awake?

Published: Oct 20th, 2015

Most of us believe that sleep is an all-or-nothing state…you’re either awake or asleep, nothing in between. However, researchers have discovered, for quite some time now that parts of the […]

Taking the Ouch out of Medicine!

Published: Oct 6th, 2015

When we have to go to the hospital for treatment, the last thing we want are medical professionals prodding and poking us, performing exam and making our pain worse. The days […]

Acute Painful Side-Effects of Diabetes Drugs

Published: Sep 1st, 2015

About 20% of diabetes patients have a painful peripheral neuropathy related to their endocrine dysfunction.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently warned the public that a common type-2 […]

Optimism Helps!

Published: Jul 29th, 2015

We are all familiar with Big Mouth Billy and his sappy lyrics, which encourage us to not to worry and to be happy. But, could this latex rubber fish be […]

Feeding Your Brain Well

Published: Jul 16th, 2015

The term “brain-food” has been hotly debated by researchers and clinicians alike. Can we really feed our brains? And can mental health be improved through diet? The answer, it turns […]

Possible Link between Fibromyalgia and being Overly Sensitive

Published: Jun 9th, 2015

Highly sensitive people or HSPs are thought to experience emotions more deeply, and feel more intensely stimuli such as odors, sound, and light. Some researchers believe that there is a […]