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Breakthrough Study Identifies Brain Signals Involved in Chronic Pain for the First Time

A new study has identified signatures of electrical activity in the brains of people with chronic pain, providing a breakthrough in understanding the condition. Up until this point, the majority of investigations into persistent discomfort have utilized indirect methods to monitor brain function, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography.[0] The study, which was […]

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Protect Yourself Against Powassan Virus and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses: Maine CDC Urges Precautions During Tick Season

As tick season begins, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is urging residents to take precautions against tick-borne illnesses, including Powassan virus. Powassan virus is a rare but potentially deadly disease transmitted through the bite of an infected deer tick or woodchuck tick.[0] Since 2015, Maine has identified 15 cases of […]

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The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Problematic Use and Public Health Outcomes: Evidence from the United States and Canada

The legalization of marijuana in the United States and Canada has not led to a surge in harmful cannabis use or negative health and social outcomes, according to recent studies. In fact, evidence from both countries has shown no increase in rates of problematic cannabis use after states legalized marijuana, especially among youth. The risk […]

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New Genetic Variant Offers Potential Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease

New research has identified a genetic variant that may produce extreme resilience and protection against Alzheimer’s disease.[0] The study followed an extended family in Colombia, where members develop Alzheimer’s in their forties or earlier.[1] Many of the family members carry a genetic variant called the paisa mutation that inevitably leads to early-onset dementia.[2] However, the […]

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