‘Magic mushroom’ compound may work just as well as antidepressants, small study finds

Psilocybin, the hallucinogen found in “magic mushrooms,” may work just as well as a common antidepressant drug at treating symptoms of depression, a small new study suggests. The study found that people who took psilocybin twice under the supervision of psychiatrists showed similar reductions in depression symptoms — based on scores on a survey — compared with people who took […]

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A year after COVID-19 superspreader, family finds closure

Benefits of COVID vaccine ‘greatly outweigh’ short-lived side effects: Dr. Nesheiwat Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joins ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss possible side effects from the coronavirus vaccine and weighs in on herd immunity timeline. SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – With dish soap, brushes and plastic water jugs in hand, Carole Rae Woodmansee’s four children cleaned the gravestone […]

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A year after COVID-19 superspreader, family finds closure

Benefits of COVID vaccine ‘greatly outweigh’ short-lived side effects: Dr. Nesheiwat Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joins ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss possible side effects from the coronavirus vaccine and weighs in on herd immunity timeline. SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – With dish soap, brushes and plastic water jugs in hand, Carole Rae Woodmansee’s four children cleaned the gravestone […]

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Study finds those late night snacks may be hurting you at work

A recent study finds that unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work. “For the first time, we have shown that healthy eating immediately affects our workplace behaviors and performance,” says Seonghee “Sophia” Cho, corresponding author of the study and an assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. […]

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Colorado finds first cases of Brazil COVID variant that reinfects survivors easily

Colorado reported its first two cases of a COVID-19 variant that has proven adept at reinfecting people who already had the virus. The P.1 variant was first found in Brazil and pushed that country’s health system to the breaking point, even in areas where many people had already had the virus and were thought to be immune. Other South American […]

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Colorado finds first cases of Brazil COVID variant that reinfects survivors easily

Colorado reported its first two cases of a COVID-19 variant that has proven adept at reinfecting people who already had the virus. The P.1 variant was first found in Brazil and pushed that country’s health system to the breaking point, even in areas where many people had already had the virus and were thought to be immune. Other South American […]

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Children who are physically fitter have bigger brains, new study finds

Children with a higher level of physical fitness have larger brains, and both aerobic capacity and strength/speed are related to the amount of gray and white matter in the brain, meaning that overweight or obese children are adversely affected. Furthermore, a greater amount of white matter in the brain is linked to superior cognitive performance. These are the findings derived […]

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New study finds COVID-19 vaccines highly effective in nursing homes

In what is believed to be the first published study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, a research team co-led by the Yale School of Public Health found a widely used vaccine is highly successful in preventing infections. Residents of such facilities, particularly those in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), have experienced disproportionately high levels […]

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Study finds cancer cells may evade chemotherapy by going dormant

Cancer cells can dodge chemotherapy by entering a state that bears similarity to certain kinds of senescence, a type of “active hibernation” that enables them to weather the stress induced by aggressive treatments aimed at destroying them, according to a new study by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine. These findings have implications for developing new drug combinations that could block […]

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Study finds short window for donating convalescent plasma to COVID-19 patients

The optimal timeframe for donating convalescent plasma for use in COVID-19 immunotherapy, which was given emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration in August 2020, is within 60 days of the onset of symptoms, according to a new Penn State-led study. The research also reveals that the ideal convalescent plasma donor is a recovered COVID-19 patient who is […]

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