Pills

Opioids after surgery can, paradoxically, prolong pain

April 16, 2018

Giving opioids to quell pain after surgery can prolong pain for more than three weeks and prime specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, a study found.

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Extramarital sex partners likely to be close friends, men more apt to cheat

April 3, 2018

Americans who admit to having extramarital sex most likely cheat with a close friend, according to research from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Blood pressure exam.

A pill that staves off aging? It's on the horizon

March 28, 2018

Nicotinomide riboside (NR) mimics caloric restriction, kick-starting the same pathways responsible for reducing cardiovascular aging.

Social media apps

Who might be spying on your tweets in the name of science?

March 21, 2018

The majority of Twitter users are unaware that researchers freely collect and analyze their tweets, including deleted ones, in the name of science.

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CANLab looks to technology collaboration to boost pain research, treatment

March 20, 2018

The future of pain assessment may be in an app, as the CU Boulder Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab and Denver-based cliexa, Inc. partner to better treatment strategies for those with chronic pain.

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Life after death on the internet

March 13, 2018

As our lives go digital, Jed Brubaker of the College of Media, Communication and Information is studying what happens to all that data, including our social media presence, after we die.

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Why anxious people take criticism so hard

March 12, 2018

While "healthy" adults have a "positive bias," meaning they internalize positive feedback, people with social anxiety disorder have a "negative bias," which means they take criticism especially hard.

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How bright light keeps preschoolers wired at night

March 5, 2018

Exposing preschoolers to an hour of bright light before bedtime almost completely shuts down their production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin and keeps it suppressed for at least 50 minutes after lights out.

Holding hands

Just the two of us: Holding hands can ease pain, sync brainwaves

Feb. 28, 2018

Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain wave patterns will couple up.

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Frequent night-shift work boosts likelihood of Type 2 diabetes

Feb. 12, 2018

Healthcare workers, security guards and other employees who periodically work the night shift are significantly more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than workers who work only days.

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