Saturday, February 27, 2021

Is Modafinil Good For Studying?

Research has shown that modafinil, sold under the brand name Provigil, could help students to do well in their studies. However, the drug’s exact mechanism of action is unknown. Parents and students should have a word with their doctors before using modafinil for studying or learning.

Karamo Brown Reveals Having Debilitating Migraine Triggered By Stress

Karamo Brown, 40, has recently spoken about having a migraine, which is triggered by a lot of stress. He said he experienced episodes of migraine in 2020 while watching constant news for COVID updates. However, eventually, he stopped watching the news and focused on doing something positive.

Is Modafinil Safe In Long Term?

Modafinil is a smart drug sold under the brand name Provigil to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. A study has found that it is safe and well-tolerated if used in long term but some experts believe long-term use of modafinil affects sleep pattern.

Researcher Reveals How Signals Are Transmitted Across Synapses in Brain

Prof. Shigeki Watanabe from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published a paper in which he described how a neurotransmitter, glutamate, signaling works in the brain to enable neuronal communication. Glutamate is one of the powerful brain chemicals that neurons use to communicate with other cells.

Don’t Ignore Borderline Personality Disorder in Teenagers, Says Expert

Prof. Carla Sharp of the University of Houston says clinicians should not ignore Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in adolescents. She explains that early detection and early intervention of BPD in teenagers is extremely important because therapy helps.

Regular Afternoon Naps Could Boost Mental Agility, Finds Study

New Chinese research has found that regular afternoon naps could help boost mental agility. The study found that people who had regular afternoon naps had better locational awareness, verbal fluency, and working memory compared to those who did not nap at all.

Can LSD Help Treat Certain Mental Health Disorders?

A new study conducted on mice has found that micro-doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) could be a safe and viable therapeutic option for treating certain mental health disorders, including anxiety and alcohol use disorders. The researchers of McGill University conducted the study.