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Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging

A recently published study demonstrates a link between telomere length, which is a mark of biological aging, and bipolar risk. The research helps to explain why bipolar disorder often comes hand-in-hand with other age-related diseases....

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Relieving chronic pain with behavioral strategies

Behavioral strategies that relieve the physical and emotional burdens of chronic pain are becoming more commonplace, not just as alternatives or adjuncts to problematic opioid analgesics, but as effective means to restore daily functioning....

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Could stem cells reverse the aging process?

Stem cells in the brain determine how quickly our bodies age, researchers have noted. But by introducing fresh stem cells, part of the aging process could be slowed down or reversed, a new study finds....

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Globus pharyngeus: What is this sensation?

A persistent sense that something is lodged in the throat is called globus pharyngeus, or the globus sensation....

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MSG: More than just a food additive

If you find yourself wondering what the source of the delicious savory taste in your takeout food is, look no further than "umami," or the fifth taste. Often achieved by the addition of monosodium glutamate, controversy has surrounded this food additive for decades....

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How does the brain turn unconscious information into conscious thought?

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what happens during it? New research investigates....

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