Snoring and heart disease link explained

A brain chemical could be responsible for triggering heart disease and high blood pressure in people with the snoring condition obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), Sydney scientists have discovered. A study led by the Heart Research Institute has identified how a neurotransmitter called PACAP acts on the spinal cord to increase…

Studies link air pollution to mental health issues in children

Three new studies by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Cincinnati, highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children. A study to be published Sept. 25 in Environmental Health Perspectives found that short-term exposure to ambient air pollution…

The Link Between Migraine & Anxiety Is Real

I was 13 when I was first diagnosed with anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. At the time, my severe anxiety caused physical symptoms such as stomachaches and fatigue. I was familiar with the mind-body connection, so when I began experiencing severe migraine attacks in my early 20s, I wasn’t…

Coexisting Medical Conditions, Smoking Explain PTSD-CVD Link

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 — The correlation between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not independent and is explained by physical and psychiatric conditions and smoking, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Jeffrey F. Scherrer, Ph.D., from…