Study uncovers cause of pesticide exposure, Parkinson’s link

Previous studies have found an association between two commonly used agrochemicals (paraquat and maneb) and Parkinson’s disease. Now a professor has determined that low-level exposure to the pesticides disrupts cells in a way that mimics the effects of mutations known to cause Parkinson’s disease. Adding the effects of the chemicals to a predisposition for Parkinson’s disease drastically increases the risk of disease onset.

Source: Study uncovers cause of pesticide exposure, Parkinson’s link: Low-level exposure to the pesticides disrupts cells in a way that mimics the effects of mutations known to cause Parkinson’s disease — ScienceDaily

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Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than Opioids

A new study found cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other medical issues. After six months, more than 18 percent of patients surveyed had stopped using opioid analgesics or had reduced their dosage.

Source: Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than Opioids — ScienceDaily

A large analysis shows coffee is mostly good for you, though maybe not if you’re pregnant

There’s a lower risk of many cancers, diabetes and Parkinson’s. Pregnant women, though, should be cautious.

Source: A large analysis shows coffee is mostly good for you, though maybe not if you’re pregnant – The Washington Post