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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Why does cold fresh air help nausea go away?

Imagine you’re driving down the highway, enjoying the start of a long road trip, when all of a sudden one of the children in your back seat moans, “I don’t feel so good.” Your immediate response, besides scrambling for a barf bag, would probably be to crack the windows to let in fresh air. So why does cold air help […]

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New ‘almanac’ may help clinicians better tailor cancer treatments

Researchers have developed a tool that integrates a variety of molecular data from patients and tumors, with the goal of guiding precision medicine. A promise of precision cancer medicine is for oncologists to tailor treatment based on a patient’s unique molecular profile. In practice, however, interpreting the vast array of data points which make up a person and their cancer […]

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Alzheimers drug may help maintain mitochondrial function in muscles as it slows cognitive decline

A common treatment for Alzheimer’s disease may help people with the earliest stages of the disease maintain mitochondrial function in their muscles in addition to slowing cognitive decline. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in Function. Research suggests people with Alzheimer’s disease, a form of cognitive impairment, have mitochondrial dysfunction throughout the body. Mitochondria, often described as the […]

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Lessons in healthy eating help families fight obesity trend

A Florida nonprofit is proving there’s an appetite for healthy eating among Hispanics who are at risk of medical complications from a poor diet. More than 1,000 people took advantage of education and training offered during the past two years in Wimauma by the nonprofit Hispanic Services Council. At least 275 of them stuck around for a six-week nutrition course […]

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Telehealth services may help smokers in rural prisons quit tobacco smoking

Telehealth smoking cessation treatment programs can reduce tobacco-related disparities among incarcerated smokers, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, found that video conferencing with tobacco treatment specialists may help smokers incarcerated in rural prisons quit tobacco smoking. “Tobacco use is an important public health issue, especially among people who are incarcerated, in […]

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Do humidifiers help with allergies?

The source of allergy trouble ranges from pet hair and dander to dust and pollen, resulting in sneezes, wheezing, and rashes – but do humidifiers help with allergies? The symptoms of allergies are common, with nearly a sixth (50 million) of the US population suffering from some type of reaction.  In this feature, we’ll look at what a humidifier is […]

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New web app to help demystify why COVID mutations have the effects they do

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has focussed everyone’s attention on the hidden world of viruses. The emergence of new variants such as Beta and Delta, affects us all: some variants spread more quickly and some are less affected by vaccines. But why? Teams of scientists around the world, including the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium, are tracking the emergence of new variants […]

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How ‘active hope’ may help sustain us through the uncertainty

He might be a crazy optimist, but even Ted Lasso concedes that hope can feel terrible. “It’s the hope that kills you,” laments the American who finds himself coaching a British soccer team in his eponymous show. He echoed the words of John Cleese, whose character in the 1986 film Clockwise, cried: “I can take the despair. It’s the hope […]

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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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