Psilocybin and therapy might help people overcome alcoholism

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

The largest trial yet exploring psychedelic treatment for alcoholism shows very promising results.

Drug-delivering contact lens approved for use in the US

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The contact lens is loaded with 19 micrograms of the common antihistamine ketotifen. This built-in allergy medication is slowly released, beginning to act on itchy eyes within minutes, and is said to offer long-lasting relief for up to 12 hours.

An electric forehead patch could treat PTSD

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Transcranial magnetic stimulation can help treat depression in patients who dont respond well to drugs. Researchers suspected that TNS might work well for patients with PTSD.

Talking therapy 'as effective as antidepressants' study finds

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

The research compared antidepressants such as fluoxetine, with cognitive behavioral therapy, talking therapy aimed at helping people change unhelpful ways of thinking.