Yes, it has medicinal uses. No, I don’t care whether people get high. But it’s still not health food.
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A new study suggests a link. Yet it’s important to recognize that this Danish study has not emerged in isolation. For example, several studies, including one of 100 countries in 2004 and of 191 countries in 2013, have shown links between increasing funding to modern, western-style psychiatric mental health systems and increasing – not decreasing […]
Look at all the other drugs we’re not researching because of our backward drug laws: In a study published this month in Translational Psychiatry, researchers have found that a drug called ketamine can help quickly reverse anhedonia in patients with treatment-resistant bipolar depression (also known as manic-depression or bipolar disorder). Ketamine has previously been shown […]
Somewhere, Christopher Reeve, who raised so much money for spinal cord research, is smiling: A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries. Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of […]
Posted in The Body Electric on Oct 3rd, 2014
Just sayin’! A Long Island high school football player died after colliding with another player during a game Wednesday evening, authorities said. Tom Cutinella, a 16-year-old junior at Shoreham-Wading River High School in Shoreham, was pronounced dead at Huntington Hospital after collapsing on the field during the third quarter of a varsity football game at […]
I really do try to put up some stuff that isn’t depressing as the news, and here’s something that really cheered me up.
This one is going to be more gruesome than the last forecast: Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on computer modeling. In […]
WE’RE ALL SCREWED!!!!! A series of experiments conducted by researchers in Israel suggests that artificial sweeteners are a causative factor in metabolic disorders like glucose intolerance, a forerunner to diabetes. According to New Scientist, chemical sweeteners have caused glucose intolerance in mice because they alter the bacterial balance in the gut, and early testing shows […]
This reminds me: I have to get my flu shot! According to an investigation by The Hollywood Reporter, wealthy and educated parents are forgoing vaccinations for their kids in some of the most elite and affluent areas of Los Angeles, California – all this while a potentially dangerous outbreak of whooping cough spreads through the […]
I have a relation who was diagnosed in her twenties with schizophrenia (and she was full-blown psychotic), but it seems to have just disappeared. She’s been fine for decades and has a full-time, demanding job. So this news may help explain why: Schizophrenia is classified as a psychotic disorder, one characterized by an inability to […]