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ROR Staff

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Emotional experiences can induce physiological and internal brain states that persist for long periods of time after the emotional events have ended, a team of NYU scientists has found.

Recent findings appear to reconfirm evidence of a two-way link between schizophrenia and cannabis use, suggesting that one leads to the other.

Recently, researchers revealed that obesity is able to cause epigenetic changes to our DNA which could have adverse health consequences for our future offspring.

In every culture that anthropologists have ever studied, people tell stories. Families most frequently tell stories around the time of vacations, family reunions, (sadly) funerals, Thanksgiving and, of course, the family-oriented winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

HIV is a sexually transmitted virus that has infected millions around the globe. Although the virus is manageable with medication, people continue to die from HIV-related complications. Each year, we come a little closer to an eventual cure; here’s what research taught us about HIV in 2016.

Most wine purchasers are dazed and confused as they wander the aisles of their local wine shop. There are thousands of wine brands and dozens of types of wines lining the shelves. Obviously wineries want purchasers to pick their bottle.

Too many opioids. Not enough opioids. Behold the opioid paradox. The United States is in the midst of a massive opioid epidemic, as The Washington Post and other news organizations have documented extensively.

A diagnosis of a mental illness—either yours or a family member’s—can upend your career. Your condition may get in the way of your ability to do your job well, or, even if it doesn’t, you may need to make special arrangements to get the care you or your loved one needs.

The Addiction Policy Forum, a coalition of organizations seeking a comprehensive policy response to the addiction problem, this week released a public service announcement aimed at connecting families with treatment and other resources.

A protein known as FosB in the reward centre of the brain alters in chronically ill people suffering from an addictive disorder (e.g. heroin addiction): it is genetically modified, split off and shortened.

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