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Our brain typically has our backs when it comes to our daily functions. But according to new research, a cell inside our brain could be a perpetuator for disease. Astrocytes are cells in the brain that maintain  “the blood-brain barrier, removing excess neurotransmitters, repairing brain tissue and more,” but what if a different type of…

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Are you an adolescent with back pain? If so, you may want to watch out for your health. According to new research, teens that experience back pain are much more likely to utilize drugs, alcohol and to make poor choices. Researchers examined 6500 teenagers, and analyzed how often these individuals reported smoking, drinking, and missing…

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Marijuana is considered to be a risky drug when taken for recreation purposes, but this leafy plant actually has benefits too. According to new research, medicinal marijuana may be able to help relieve chronic nerve pain by “reducing connections between areas of the brain that process emotions and sensory signals.” To evaluate these effects, researchers…

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Sep

What if your brain could tell you how depression would impact you depending on your life experiences? Well according to new research, it can. A study done on adolescent girls found that recent life events “impact depressive symptoms differently, depending on how the brain responds to winning and losing. A strong brain response to winning…

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Sep