Month: November 2019

A new study reveals the impact of DMT on brain waves, explaining its psychedelic effects. Dimethyltryptamine or DMT is a potent psychedelic drug. Humans have used psychedelic compounds for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In modern times, psychedelics are most commonly associated with the 1960s when “dropping (lysergic) acid” or taking “magic” psilocybin mushrooms
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Constipation is uncommon in infancy, particularly in breastfed babies, but it can happen. Breastfed babies tend to have fewer episodes of constipation and diarrhea than formula-fed babies because breast milk is easier than formula to digest. In older children, constipation is common and accounts for about 3% of visits to pediatric outpatient clinics and up
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Newborn babies breathe faster than older children and adults. A newborn may breathe more slowly when they sleep, but their respiratory rate should always fall within a healthy range. Very fast or slow breathing may signal an infection or another condition. Labored breathing, or respiratory distress, is a serious issue that affects around 7% of
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Recent research suggests that bacteria in our gut may alter the process of aging. The gut microbiome is comprised of millions of bacteria residing in the gastrointestinal tract. The microbiome has become an important research topic over the last twenty years in multiple areas of research including nutrition, diseases, and physiology. Previous studies have highlighted
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Having a vitamin D deficiency is deadly for many diseases and now there may be a correlation between vitamin D and atrial fibrillation. A study published in the Nutrition Journal examined the relationship between vitamin D and atrial fibrillation.  Their report includes thirteen studies from 2011 to 2018 with 6,519 cases of atrial fibrillation and
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Blood thinners help prevent and treat blood clots. Blood clots can partially or completely block blood flow through a blood vessel. Doctors refer to blood clots as thromboses. A blood clot can cause serious health effects, such as a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism. In this article, learn about blood thinners for different types
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Source: Outdoor Voices More than 85% of Americans are expected to make purchases over the Thanksgiving weekend, either online or in their local mall, according to a recent poll. To capture their attention, even the most coveted and popular brands are offering deals. Some are kicking off their promotions early, hoping to lure shoppers who
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Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a medical condition that causes a person to experience an overwhelming need for order, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control. People with the condition have an obsessive need to follow rules and regulations, as well as a moral and ethical code from which they will not deviate. In other words,
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Researchers from the U.K. analyzed strategies adopted in school settings to prevent anxiety and depression in children. Mental disorders in children can cause significant distress and hamper their overall performance and learning. Although less reported and detected, anxiety and depression among children show an increasing trend. The use of antipsychotics in children is a matter
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New research examines the impact of non-digital games, such as board games and cards, on the cognitive ability of older adults. Share on PinterestOlder adults may benefit from starting to play games. Games aren’t just fun; they can keep our minds agile and sharp. At least this seems to be the main takeaway of a
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Lithium toxicity, or lithium overdose, can occur when a person takes too much of a mood-stabilizing medication that contains lithium. It can also develop when the body does not excrete lithium properly. Lithium, or lithium carbonate, is an active ingredient in some drugs that treat mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Overdose can cause
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A recent study has reported that rapamycin, a drug that has long served as an immune suppressor, may also slow aging in human skin. Share on PinterestA new study suggests that a drug with immunosuppressant functions can prevent signs of skin aging. The small clinical trial found that regular application of rapamycin to the backs
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The SleepFit App allows Parkinson’s patients to report their motor symptoms throughout the day, creating a better way for physicians to monitor and prescribe medications at a minimal efficient dose. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is characterized by tremor, muscular rigidity and slowness in initiating and repeating voluntary movements. These features of the disease are typical motor
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