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Sacred jungle medicine tested for hard-to-treat depression

Sacred jungle medicine tested for hard-to-treat depression

Pilot study finds shamanic drink promising, but scientists urge caution

A plant-based beverage consumed in spiritual ceremonies is associated with the relief of depressive symptoms in patients who do not respond well to conventional treatments, according to a small trial. The results, however, should be taken with caution until more work is done, experts say.

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The fall of the five-second rule

The fall of the five-second rule

Researchers have debunked the idea that dropped food is still bacteria-free after five seconds

The problem with drug take back days

The problem with drug take back days

Getting rid of unused pills saves lives, but throwing them in the trash may be the better approach

Cops aren’t the only ones handing out naloxone now

Cops aren’t the only ones handing out naloxone now

Even more pharmacies in Ohio are allowing the public to get anti-overdose drugs without a prescription

High deductibles likely won’t lower health care costs

High deductibles likely won’t lower health care costs

Patients with health care plans that pose large upfront costs don’t search for price information

Feeling down? Climbing could lift your spirits

Feeling down? Climbing could lift your spirits

But don’t stop taking medication

Sugar-fed mosquitoes still bite

Sugar-fed mosquitoes still bite

New research shows that mosquitoes feeding on plant nectar bite more throughout their life span. For malaria control, plant management might be important

A higher dose of vitamin D a day won’t keep the doctor away

A higher dose of vitamin D a day won't keep the doctor away

But it won’t cause your kids harm, either