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The Concussion and Depression Link
The Link between Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Depression © House Committee on Education
Wondering what’s causing your depression? Have any concussions or other forms of brain injury in your past? Well, if you do it might explain the way you’re feeling, because having a brain injury, even a minor one, greatly increases your risks of depression – even years after the fact. Read Article
Neuroscience May 14, 2012
People with Addiction Gene Live Longest?!
Finally Some Good News! Gene Linked to Increased Addiction Risk Also Linked to Extreme Longevity © Dietmar Temps
Researchers say that people with the DRD4 7R gene are at an increased risk of ADHD and addiction but also more likely to live to extreme old age. Read Article
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Alcohol Abuse Accelerates Aging
Alcohol Linked to Accelerated Aging – It Quickens Cellular Biological Clock © peasap
Italian researchers say that chronic heavy drinking shortens telomeres, a part of our DNA that serves as a ‘biological clock’ for aging. Read Article
Neuroscience April 23, 2010
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