Archive, Health Advances, Health Disruptors, Studies Link Between Inflammation and Mental Sluggishness Shown in New Study 11/25/2019 / University of Birmingham via Science Daily – Scientists have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness. To read the original article click here. Free AHA! Newsletter Fresh-picked health news emails monday-friday. We respect your privacy and never sell or share your email address.