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Psychedelics: Risks and benefits of microdosing revealed

Psychedelics: Risks and benefits of microdosing revealed

New research, published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, finds both potential benefits and risks of using psychedelic microdosing to treat mental health problems. The study reveals effects on cognitive skills and sociability, as well as metabolic and neuronal consequences. Previous research has shown that magic mushrooms can alleviate hard-to-treat depression. An emerging body of […]

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Single injection gives mammals night vision

Single injection gives mammals night vision

Scientists at the cutting edge of nanotechnology are on the path to the seemingly impossible: creating an injection that allows us to see in the dark. This research opens the door to brand new therapeutic interventions. Nanotechnology and vision science may have a bright future. The mammalian eye can only respond to a small band […]

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Working long hours increases depression risk in women

Working long hours increases depression risk in women

Women who clock 55 working hours or more every week might have a higher risk of depression. Also, working weekends can increase depression risk for both men and women. Working longer hours may impact mental health, especially for women. A new study that now appears in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that […]

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Sleep Apnea May Be Linked With Alzheimer’s Marker

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked With Alzheimer’s Marker

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News SUNDAY, March 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans are left drowsy each day by sleep apnea, and new research suggests it might also raise their odds for Alzheimer’s disease. It isn’t clear, however, if sleep apnea causes the buildup of “tau” protein tangles in the brain […]

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baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal)

baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal)

What is baclofen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Baclofen is an oral and injectable medication that relaxes skeletal muscles, the muscles that move the skeleton (and also called striated muscle). Chemically, baclofen is related to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that nerves use to […]

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Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors

Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors

Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Getting older can be a lonely business, and a new survey shows that health problems only make matters worse. The online poll of more than 2,000 adults, aged 50 to 80, revealed that one in four said they feel isolated from other people at […]

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Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson’s Disease

Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson’s Disease

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It may be possible to restore brain cells damaged by Parkinson’s disease and reverse a patient’s condition, something no current treatment can do, according to British researchers who conducted potentially groundbreaking clinical trials. They cautioned the trial was small — just 41 patients — and […]