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Bipolar Disorder is Linked to Chronic Pain

Pain is not unfamiliar to people with bipolar disorder. The psychological pain that comes with depression and dysphoria can be debilitating. Like …

Pain

Chipotle Takes Pork Off Menu After Animal-Welfare Audit

Chipotle said it would suspend pork sales at about a third of its U.S. restaurants, following a routine audit that revealed one of its suppliers was not complying with its animal-welfare standards.<p>The inspection of the undisclosed supplier exposed some inconsistencies in protocol, communications …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Medicine

10 decapitated bodies found in troubled Mexican state of Guerrero

Mexican police have found 10 decapitated corpses and 11 heads in a south-western state that has become a major problem for President Enrique Pena Nieto since the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers there in September.<p>Several of the headless corpses found in graves about 31 miles east of the …

Mexico

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Brain's 'internal compass' found

<b>The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.</b><p>People with stronger nerve signals in their "internal compass" tended to be better navigators.<p>The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggested people get lost when their compass …

Laughing all the way ... out of depression

The dentist's office might be the last place you'd look to find a quick cure for an implacable bout of depression. But new research suggests that laughing gas -- the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that eases the pain and anxiety of having dental work -- may help banish treatment-resistant …

Kentucky’s Attorney General Goes With His Gut and for Same-Sex Marriage

Jack Conway’s decision to not appeal a judge’s ruling forcing the state to recognize gay nuptials is a brave move in the Bible Belt.<p>When I ran to be …

Kentucky governor to hire outside attorneys to appeal gay marriage order

Democrat Steve Beshear’s announcement comes moments after attorney general says he will not challenge judge’s ruling<p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and …

Arizona Senator Reveals His Homosexuality

Sen. Steve Gallardo of Arizona, who openly opposed a controversial anti-gay bill passed in the Legislature, announced his homosexuality on Wednesday.<p>“I’m a Latino, I’m a native of Arizona, I come from a Catholic family and I’m gay, it’s OK,” Gallardo told NBC News shortly after he made the …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Mississippi College Towns Are Leading the Fight for Gay Rights

Obama Pitches Health Care Law To Latinos In Bid To Boost Enrollment

Getting Latinos to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is seen as critical to the law's success. The Latino population is disproportionately uninsured and relatively young, but enrollment hasn't been going well. This, in part, explains President Obama's appearance Thursday at …

U.S. Funding Choices Are Challenged In The Wake Of Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

"Cutting off aid would harm the people we're seeking to help," a senior Obama administration official said.<p>Early last month, as Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni weighed signing a brutal new anti-LGBT bill into law, the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (ICRU) published a statement urging religious …

Health Care

Obama under siege over deportations

The White House is finding itself increasingly on defense over deportations of undocumented immigrants, as key Democrats and a top immigration reform group have gone public this week with their desire for President Barack Obama to act.<p>National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguía called Obama …

Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for 'homosexual offences'

<b>Four Nigerian men have received 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted them of gay sex, officials say.</b><p>Confessions had been forced from the Muslim men after they were beaten up in custody, a rights activist said.<p>They were among a group of people arrested late …

Dalai Lama supports gay marriage

Dalai Lama throws his moral weight behind gay marriage<p>The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.<p>The Buddhist monk offered his views on the hot-button social issue during his latest …

Hinduism