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Classic Psychedelic Use Found to Be Protective with Regard to Psychological Distress and Suicidality, Study Finds

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Classic psychedelic drugs include LSD, psilocybin and mescaline. This new School of Public Health research is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

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Social Media Can Provide the Support Needed to Maintain Weight Loss

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According to recent research from the Arnold School of Health at the University of South Carolina, use of social media sites like Facebook can be associated with a significant drop in pounds, especially during the critical maintenance period of a weight loss journey.

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New Test Helps Guide Treatment for Bone Marrow Transplant Patients with Graft vs. Host Disease

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Innovative scoring system uses “Ann Arbor GVHD score” to better predict how patients will respond, minimize side effects

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Expert and Inventor of the Lithium-Ion Battery Predicts That Within 10 Years, Every Vehicle Will Be Hybrid or Electric

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Jewish Americans Who Attend Synagogue Enjoy Better Health, Baylor University Study Finds

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For Jewish Americans, going to synagogue makes a difference for health, according to a study of five large Jewish urban communities by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

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New Research Shows Children of Melanoma Survivors Need Better Protection from Sun’s Harmful Rays

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In a groundbreaking new study, UCLA researchers have discovered that children of melanoma survivors are not adhering optimally to sun protection recommendations. This is concerning as sunburns are a major risk factor for melanoma, and children of survivors are at increased risk for developing the disease as adults.

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Going Viral: Targeting Brain Cancer Cells with a Wound-Healing Drug

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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists were awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, part of the Center for Innovative Technology, to engineer a viral therapy for a difficult-to-treat brain cancer.

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Offer a Warm Heart, Not a Cold Shoulder This Winter

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o your neighbors have their house lights on? Is their walk shoveled? Are the newspapers and mail piling up? You might want to knock on the door and check on them, says Debbie Jansky, assistant manager, Gottlieb Home Health & Hospice. “Winter is isolating for us all but when really bad weather hits, the chronically ill or elderly really suffer the most,” she says.

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Study IDs Two Genes That Boost Risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Why do some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not? A new UCLA discovery may shed light on the answer.

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Blueberries: Small Fruit Delivers Big Reward

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Just one cup of blueberries per day could be the key to reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with cardiovascular disease.