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Scientists discover how the brain changes during drug trips on DMT

Advanced brain scans have shown how a powerful psychedelic drug increases connectivity in areas of the brain associated with higher-level functions, such as imagination. Hoping to gather new insights into how hallucinogens alter a person’s conscious experience, scientists have conducted an experiment with DMT (Dimethyltryptamine). This is the natural narcotic used in ayahuasca ceremonies, in […]

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Health

What do you know about antibiotic-resistant Shigella bacteria?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned last month of an increase in drug-resistant shigella infections. Driving news: There are an estimated 450,000 infections in the United States each year. The percentage of shigellosis that was resistant to antibiotic treatments increased from 0% in 2015 to 5% in 2022, according to the CDC. The […]

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Health

Scientists are developing a gene test to see if blood cancer drugs will work

By Eve Simmons, Deputy Health Editor for The Mail On Sunday Updated: 22:22 March 18, 2023 Leukemia testing detected 10% of those who could not be helped by life-saving lenalidomide Patients can avoid unnecessary side effects such as fatigue and infection Scientists have developed a test to determine which leukemia patients would benefit most from […]

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Technology

Hollywood weight-loss drugs can lead to fatal side effects, researchers say

Researchers in China say that popular weight-loss drugs such as Wegovy and Ozempic may have dangerous side effects. In a study set to appear in the monthly journal Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B, researchers believe there is an “increased risk” of intestinal obstruction when taking these drugs. The drugs consist of a semaglutide peptide, a derivative […]

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Business

Lilly to cut some menu prices by 70% and offer $25 for insulin

(Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co (LLY.N) said Wednesday it will cut list prices by 70% for its most popular insulin products, Humalog and Humulin, starting in the fourth quarter of this year, a move that could help millions of Americans stay safe. Buying medicines. The Indianapolis-based drugmaker will lower the price of an insulin […]

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Health

A study finds that common sleep aids increase the risk of dementia

Recent data (pdf) shows that nearly a third of Americans suffer from insomnia, and about a third of them may self-treat the condition. New research finds that the price they pay for a good night’s sleep can be very high. Sleep aids linked to 80% increased risk of dementia The study followed nearly 3,000 older […]

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Health

Teenage girls who exercise every day show better attention spans

A study found that teenage girls who exercise every day have better attention spans than their peers. A research team at the University of Illinois found that girls who did little exercise were slower and less accurate on tests that involved ignoring distracting information. More blood flows to the brain during and after exercise — […]

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Health

The bird flu alert is pushing the world towards previously shunned vaccines

Severe avian influenza kills millions of birds worldwide The European Union is on its way to allowing bird flu vaccination Mexico and Ecuador recently launched vaccination campaigns The US government is hesitant due to fears of trade barriers CASTELNAU-TURSANS, France (Reuters) – French duck farmer HervĂ© Dupuis has culled his flock four times since 2015 […]

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