Navigation Links
Drug abuse may affect brain like Alzheimer’

Drug addiction in young people may cause similar kind of brain damage as happens// in Alzheimer’s disease.

Young people who are drug addicts in the age group of 17 to 26yrs may be three times more likely to suffer brain damage than their non-addicted counterparts, said a study done by scientists of University of Edinburgh. The extent of their brain damage will be equivalent to that happens in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or in very aged people.

Researchers had looked into the brains of 34 drug abusers after their deaths. These people had used heroin and methadone intravenously. There were presence of damaged nerve cells in areas of the brain that are the seat of learning, memory and emotional satisfaction. There was evidence of increase in key proteins related to brain damage in the brains of the drug abusers. One protein called Tau protein had turned insoluble in cells causing nerve cell damage and affecting the nerve cell functions in brain.

Researchers report that the brain damage can be significantly related to opiate abuse, as they had no history of head injury.

Reference: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology, June 2005
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sexual abuse affect health for a lifetime
2. Analgesic abuse - cause for chronic headache in children
3. Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain
4. Substance abuse linked to adult antisocial syndrome
5. Personality profiles of gamblers and substance abusers are similar
6. Pediatricians differ in their opinion of child abuse
7. Early detection of alcohol abuse is better option for treatment
8. Papillomavirus no more a sure sign of child abuse
9. Childhood sex abuse linked To eating disorder
10. Increase in drug abuse by teenagers
11. A connection between gingival enlargement and steroid abuse
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... QUEENS, N.Y (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... recently became a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special ... constantly changing laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global ... at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global ... physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history ... The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and ... WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of the Nation’s ... design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and full ... while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B ... York City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... for injectable drug administration, today shared the results of ... for improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The ... Summit in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach ... World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in the ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination should ... helping communities across Massachusetts , Connecticut ... shots through the end of the month. *Some exclusions apply ... ... is by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, ... formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics ... new brand, which included the unveiling of new signage ... , as well as at a few other company-owned ... new brand to patients, some of whom will begin ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: