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Ancient Analgesics: A brief history of opioids

From herbal poultices to IV-administered drug cocktails, pain management methods have come a long way…or have they? Drugs derived from opium have been the foundation of pain management for thousands of years, and they remain so today.

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How to Eavesdrop on a Synapse

The 100 trillion synapses in our brain contain a wealth of information about health and disease in the brain. Scientists at the Yale PET Center have recently developed a novel imaging technique to view synaptic connections in the living brain.

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Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Psychiatrists often disagree on the optimal methods of treating mental illnesses, because different patients can present with the same mental illness in different ways. The best approach is likely a combination of several treatments tailored to each specific patient.

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