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Money Stress May Up Migraine Risk

Stress caused by financial hardship can increase the risk of developing migraine in people with a particular gene variant, a study has showed. Migraine is a debilitating neurological disease affecting one billion people worldwide. The findings showed that the genetics of circadian rhythms has an effect on migraine and that people with the CLOCK gene variant have more migraines under financial stress. The CLOCK gene has an important role in regulating many rhythmic patterns of the body, including temperature or level of cortisol — the primary stress hormone. Though researchers did not find a significant direct connection between the gene and migraine when they factored in financial stress, they found that the investigated gene variants increased the odds of having migraine type headaches in subjects who suffered from financial hardship by around 20 per cent. The study does not show what causes migraine but it does show that both stress and genetics have an effect.

Sleep problem may cause ADHD: study

Lack of regular circadian sleep may be behind attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which affects around 75 per cent of children and adults, according to a new study. ADHD, which is associated with many sleep-related disorders, including restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disturbance and delayed sleep phase syndrome, was until now thought to be a separate issue. “There is extensive research showing that people with ADHD also exhibit sleep problems,” said Sandra Kooij, associate professor at VU University Medical Centre in Netherlands. However, based on evidence, it looks like ADHD and circadian problems are intertwined in majority of the patients.

Marijuana can affect the way you walk

Marijuana use can affect more than just your health. If a new study is to be believed, it can also alter the way you walk. A team of researchers has found that those who smoke cannabis tend to move their shoulders less and elbows more as they walk. The study also found marijuana users swing their knees more quickly when walking than non-users. Verity Pearson-Dennett, the study’s corresponding author, said: “The main takeaway message is that use of cannabis can result in subtle changes in the way you move. The changes in walking were small enough that a neurologist specialising in movement disorders was not able to detect changes in all of the cannabis users. However, many of the participants in the cannabis group were moderate-to-light users, therefore heavier cannabis users may have greater impairments.”




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State in dilemma over SC orders on Padmaavat release

19 Jan 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

With the decision of the Supreme Court setting aside notification issued by the Madhya Pradesh Government banning the release of Hindi movie ‘Padmaavat’, the State Government is in dilemma.The Government does not know what to do in the new scenario...

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