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How Clinical Trials Are Making the Case for MDMA in Psychotherapy

Posted in Medicine on 15th Dec, 2017 01:34 PM
by Alex Muller
'MDMA expands awareness and produces feelings of trust and intimacy. It also reduces fear. All these things could make it really helpful for psychotherapy'
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Marijuana May Help HIV Patients Keep Mental Stamina Longer

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2017 09:23 PM
by Alex Muller
THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients
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Startup’s needle-free drug injector gets commercialization deal

Posted in Medicine on 12th Dec, 2017 03:45 AM
by Alex Muller
Collaboration with pharmaceutical giant will bring smart jet-injection device to market.
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Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Posted in Medicine on 12th Dec, 2017 03:41 AM
by Alex Muller
The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington's has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC has learned.
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+25

Weight loss can cure type 2 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2017 05:00 PM
by Alex Muller
298 people with Type 2 diabetes were able to lose an average of 30 pounds of weight and half of them no longer had to take diabetes medication.
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+38

A new drug treatment cuts migraine days in half

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2017 10:15 PM
by Alex Muller
A drug called erenumab can cut the number of days with migraine symptoms for 50 per cent of patients.
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+38

3 practical ways that VR is improving health care

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2017 10:51 PM
by Alex Muller
VR has quietly been making significant improvements to the lives of people with issues such as chronic pain, lazy eye, and autism.
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Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your Genome

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
AI tools could help us turn information gleaned from genetic sequencing into life-saving therapies.
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+34

Injectable gel helps heart muscle regenerate after heart attack

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2017 04:30 PM
by Alex Muller
A new approach to restart cardiomyocyte replication after a heart attack: an injectable gel that slowly releases short gene sequences known as microRNAs into the heart muscle.
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+34

Scientists Find That Smartphone Addiction Alters Your Brain Chemistry

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2017 03:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Tech addiction might cause a chemical imbalance in the brain.
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+37

Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery

Posted in Medicine on 1st Dec, 2017 03:51 PM
by Alex Muller
Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL.
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Regenerative medicine are getting friendlier regulations

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2017 05:14 AM
by Alex Muller
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is rolling out a new “regulatory framework” aimed at encouraging and speeding legitimate development of regenerative therapies.
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Patients On Medical Cannabis More Likely To Quit Opioids, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2017 11:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Patients who can legally treat themselves with medical cannabis stop using prescription opioids or use fewer opiates to care for chronic pain.
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+39

High Incidence of PTSD Among Cancer Patients

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2017 09:01 AM
by Alex Muller
20% of patients with cancer experienced post-traumatic stress disorder within months of their diagnosis, and continue to live with the condition years later.
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+22

Human Memory Enhanced With a Brain Implant For the First Time

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2017 08:56 AM
by Alex Muller
A 'memory prosthesis' brain implant has enhanced human memory for the first time.
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How to open the blood-brain-barrier with precision for safer drug delivery

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2017 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
A safer way to use focused ultrasound to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier for delivering vital drugs for treating glioma.
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+24
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