Monthly Archives: November 2012

Olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf extract elicits antinociceptive activity, potentiates morphine analgesia and suppresses morphine hyperalgesia in rats

J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Oct 28;132(1):200-5. Epub 2010 Aug 14. Olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf extract elicits antinociceptive activity, potentiates morphine analgesia and suppresses morphine hyperalgesia in rats. Esmaeili-Mahani S, Rezaeezadeh-Roukerd M, Esmaeilpour K, Abbasnejad M, Rasoulian B, Sheibani V, Kaeidi A, Hajializadeh Z. Source Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran. semahani@yahoo.com Abstract AIM OF THE STUDY: Olive (Olea europaea) leaves are used as anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, antipyretic, vasodilatory, hypotensive, antidiuretic and hypoglycemic agents in traditional medicine. Recently, it … Continue reading

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Daily social interactions that are negative and competitive are associated prospectively with heightened proinflammatory cytokine activity.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 7;109(6):1878-82. Epub 2012 Jan 23. Negative and competitive social interactions are related to heightened proinflammatory cytokine activity. Chiang JJ, Eisenberger NI, Seeman TE, Taylor SE. Source Department of Psychology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. Abstract Research has consistently documented that social relationships influence physical health, a link that may implicate systemic inflammation. We examined whether daily social interactions predict levels of proinflammatory cytokines IL-6 and the soluble receptor … Continue reading

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Social pain–the painful feelings associated with social disconnection–rely on some of the same neurobiological substrates that underlie experiences of physical pain

Nat Rev Neurosci. 2012 May 3;13(6):421-34. doi: 10.1038/nrn3231. The pain of social disconnection: examining the shared neural underpinnings of physical and social pain. Eisenberger NI. Source University of California, Department of Psychology, 4444 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA. neisenbe@ucla.edu Abstract Experiences of social rejection, exclusion or loss are generally considered to be some of the most ‘painful’ experiences that we endure. Indeed, many of us go to great lengths to avoid situations that may engender these experiences (such as public speaking). Why is … Continue reading

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An endogenous opioid deficiency/expanded suffocation false alarm theory model of panic disorder.

These are the slides from my  talk at the First International Symposium on Translational Models of Panic Disorder. Vitoria, ES, Brazil, November 16-18, 2012.

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Michael Holick MD’s Vitamin D lecture – essential viewing

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Neonatal maternal separation disrupts regulation of sl… [Sleep. 2009] – PubMed – NCBI

Listening to fascinating data by Richard Kinkead at http://www.simposiodopanico.com.br/site/?lang=en. Here is a relevant abstract: Sleep. 2009 Dec;3212:1611-20. Neonatal maternal separation disrupts regulation of sleep and breathing in adult male rats. Kinkead R, Montandon G, Bairam A, Lajeunesse Y, Horner R.SourceCentre de Recherche du CHUQ, Hôpital St-François d’Assise, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Richard.Kinkead@crsfa.ulaval.caAbstractSTUDY OBJECTIVES:Neonatal maternal separation NMS disrupts development of cardiorespiratory regulation. Adult male rats previously subjected to NMS are hypertensive and show a hypoxic ventilatory response greater than that of controls. These results have been … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Co-Morbidity of Headache NHF www.headaches.org Webinar Nov 13 2012

Slides and discussion. Psychiatric Co-Morbidity of Headache NHF www.headaches.org Webinar Nov 13 2012

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Recalibrating Therapy for a Wired World – The Digital Doctor – NYTimes.com

Recalibrating Therapy for Our Wired World
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Huffpost – Lisa Gornick, Ph.D.: Googling Your Therapist

Googling Your Therapist Posted: 07/25/2012 5:13 pm You’re starting therapy. Maybe this is your first time. Maybe you are a veteran. Either way, you’re probably curious about this person you’re going to meet. Let’s imagine a she. Where did she go to school? Is she married? Does she have children? This is just the surface. Depending on your history, you have other questions that matter to you: Is she rich, gay, successful? Has she had personal experience with divorce, sexual abuse, depression? You start Googling. … Continue reading

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Huffpost – David J. Hellerstein, M.D.: Goodbye Blank Screen

David J. Hellerstein, M.D.: Goodbye Blank Screen.   This is the print preview: Back to normal view » Goodbye Blank Screen Posted: 09/28/2012 4:50 pm   “So I checked you out on the Web,” says M., a patient I was seeing for a psychiatric consultation. “That’s why I decided to see you.” A few moments on Google had shown M. my research clinic, my literary writing, and “other stuff.” Other stuff? I could only imagine what she might have seen. I was relieved when M. … Continue reading

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High prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in patients with non-specific musculoskeletal pain, headache, or fatigue

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 2010; 28: 166–171 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Vitamin D status in patients with musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and headache: A cross-sectional descriptive study in a multi-ethnic general practice in Norway KIRSTEN VALEBJØRG KNUTSEN, METTE BREKKE, SVEIN GJELSTAD & PER LAGERLØV Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Norway Abstract Objective. To investigate vitamin D levels in patients with non-specific musculoskeletal pain, headache, and fatigue. Design. A cross-sectional descriptive study. Setting. A health center in … Continue reading

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Pycnogenol – PubMed – NCBI

Massive increase in number of publications on pycnogenol over the past couple of years, with mixed results so far. It seems to help with jet lag. Worth keeping an eye on.   Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print] Association Between Use of Specialty Dietary Supplements and C-Reactive Protein Concentrations. Kantor ED, Lampe JW, Vaughan TL, Peters U, Rehm CD, White E. Abstract Laboratory evidence suggests that certain specialty dietary supplements have antiinflammatory properties, though evidence in humans remains limited. Data on … Continue reading

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