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FDA approves trials to treat PTSD with ecstasy

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of MDMA in large-scale clinical studies, according to The New York Times. The approval comes after small studies showed proof the drug, also known as the party drug ecstasy, might be effective…

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Scientists discover a gene that could help cure alcoholism forever

An international team of researchers said they have identified a gene responsible for the desire to drink alcohol, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal. The study identified a variation in…

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Dutch researchers create most detailed human embryo scans ever

Researchers from the Netherlands have compiled 3D digital models of the first eight weeks of a human embryo’s development – a project which took them roughly 45,000 hours to produce and which was detailed in a study published online late…

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US dementia rates on the decline, new study suggests

The percentage of older Americans that have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia has dropped by almost one-fourth, from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8% as of 2012, according to a new study published online Monday by the peer-reviewed medical…

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UK medical expert: ‘Five vegetables per day is too expensive’

A leading medical expert in the UK has declared that the government should put an end to advice on eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, because it acts as a demoralizing barrier for those who are unable…

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WHO claims Zika is no longer a ‘public health emergency’

Despite the fact that it continues to spread throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and regions of  southeast Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that it no longer views the spread of the Zika virus as a public…

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Kids who drink whole-fat milk are healthier than those who drink low-fat

Children who consume more whole milk tend to be leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who regularly drink low-fat or skim milk, a team of Canadian pediatricians claimed in new research published online Wednesday by the American…

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Study finds insects are healthier than beef, and you should eat them

As the global population expands and the middle class in developing nations grow, the demand for meat is projected to rise substantially-- a major cause for concern. Meat production is high-resource activity, and greater demand could a catastrophic strain of…

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CRISPR gene-editing technique used in humans for the first time

For the first time, cells edited using the CRISPR-Cas9 technique have been injected into a human as part of a clinical trial involving a patient with aggressive lung cancer that was conducted at the West China Medical Center in Chengdu,…

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Brain-computer interface lets ALS patient communicate with her family

An ALS patient who received a brain implant at University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) in the Netherlands has reportedly become the first person with the neurodegenerative condition to use this technology to communicate with family, friends, and caregivers in her…