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Fascia is a web of fibrous tissue that permeates the body, but is it really the "Cinderella Tissue" that new age therapists, Rolfers and yoga instructors suggest? The fascial system is still a medical mystery. But that could soon change, thanks to an unlikely alliance between researchers and alternative therapists.

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That dangly, speed-bag-looking thing at the rear of your mouth is called your palatine uvula, or just uvula for short. What's it for? That's a good question. People have been asking this for hundreds of years (seriously), and their answers are... mysterious.