Expectations and dopamine can affect outcome of SSRI treatment

Levels of dopamine and the placebo effect can determine whether patients with social anxieties improve when treated with SSRIs. A new study shows the effect was four times higher for patients with high expectations of the medication compared with patients with low expectations. This was true even though the groups received the same medical treatment. Although SSRIs influence levels of […]

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Ecstasy can help people with PTSD, study says

Fox News Flash top headlines for November 5 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted therapy has been able to aid people with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to researchers.  In an updated study first published in May in the journal Nature Medicine, authors from New York University, UC San Francisco and […]

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Car crash deaths involving cannabis increasing and more likely to involve alcohol

New research indicates that between 2000 and 2018, the percentage of car crash deaths in the United States involving cannabis have doubled, and the percentage of deaths involving both cannabis and alcohol, have more than doubled. Researchers from Boston Medical Center, Boston University, and University of Victoria found people who died in crashes involving cannabis had 50 percent greater odds […]

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Bats can be a rabies threat

October is Bat Month and a good time to make sure they are not roosting in your home. The Humane Society of the United States has tips to evict them so they don’t hibernate in your home for the winter. Bats play an important role in many ecosystems around the world. They are a major predator of night-flying insects, including […]

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COVID boosters: Who can get Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in Colorado

Coloradans who received COVID-19 vaccines produced by Moderna or Johnson & Johnson have been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get booster shots under certain conditions, greatly expanding the pool of who can get additional doses. In August, the CDC approved boosters for people who have suppressed immune systems. A month later came approval for certain […]

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Children can book their Covid vaccine online from half-term next week

All children between 12 and 15 will be able to book Covid vaccines online in half-term next week under NHS drive to drastically improve uptake rates Government hopes online booking will mean more will sign up to receive a jab Both Covid cases in children and school absences due to the virus are on the rise Jabbing young teens is a […]

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Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID? – The Denver Post

Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID? No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids’ health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise. The claims are circulating on social media and elsewhere just as virus outbreaks are hitting many reopened U.S. schools — particularly those without mask mandates. Among the unfounded arguments: Masks can foster […]

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How GMO Foods Can Affect Your Hormone Levels

Alex Kich/Shutterstock By Raegan Davies/Sept. 7, 2021 3:29 pm EDT Something different comes to mind for everybody who hears the word “hormones” — maybe you think of your middle school health class or birth control prescription. However, there are so many other things in our everyday lives — from our environment to our diet — that can affect our hormones. Simply […]

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How Upcycling Can Change Your Pantry Space

VH-studio/Shutterstock By Preston Smith/Sept. 7, 2021 11:59 am EDT If you’re going to put extra effort into one space in your house, let it be your pantry. Every member of the family utilizes this space, and the pantry can serve a number of purposes, both practical and educational. In fact, many households organize their pantries in kid-friendly ways to help foster […]

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Social interaction can help fight depression in people with dementia

Social and group activities can help fight depression in people with dementia, new research has found. Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Brighton and Sussex Medical School, have analyzed the use of cognitive stimulation as an effective treatment for people with dementia. Cognitive stimulation is a nonpharmacological treatment for dementia which typically includes group activities emphasizing social interaction. The […]

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