Disabling activity in an area of the brain stem called the area postrema reduces nausea, while activating this area promotes vomiting, a new study reveals. The findings could lead to the development of new therapies to curb nausea.
GLP1R neurons play a critical role in initiating the nausea response.
31.9% of COVID-19 patients reported experiencing gastrointestinal problems as a result of their infection. 22% reported a loss of appetite, with an additional 22% reporting nausea and vomiting, and 12% reported diarrhea. 40% of patients had elevated levels of an abnormal liver enzyme.
People who tended to be more depressed as a result of the 2016 election have less family support and decreased activity in two key regions of the brain's reward system, researchers report.