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Medical News Today: Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition

Previous research has suggested that narcolepsy may be an autoimmune condition. Now, a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications finds additional evidence that this may be the case. Narcolepsy involves ‘sleep attacks’ that can interfere with daily activities. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition that affects a person’s sleep-wake cycle. The condition makes… Read More »

Good News: Opioid Prescribing Fell. The Bad? Pain Patients Suffer, Doctors Say.

Three years ago this month, as alarms about the over-prescription of opioid painkillers were sounding across the country, the federal government issued course-correcting guidelines for primary care doctors. Prescriptions have fallen notably since then, and the Trump administration is pushing for them to drop by another third by 2021. But in a letter to be… Read More »

Medical News Today: Being overweight or obese may improve stroke survival

New research reveals that being overweight, obese, or severely obese may improve a person’s chances of surviving after a stroke. Being obese or overweight may have its advantages, suggests one new study. Obesity is a “serious medical condition” that can lead to various complications. These might include atherosclerosis and heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even… Read More »