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Krystle is a freelance reporter and professional blogger with more than a decade of experience in writing. When she isn't exploring all things tech and science, she's learning all she can about the paranormal or reading historical fiction.

pills, medication, health, depression

Could an Antibiotic Be the Answer to Treating PTSD?

What if antibiotics could one day be a cure for something other than a bacterial infection? More specifically, what if they could help with mental illness? This is what researchers are now looking into with one particular antibiotic that could potentially clear up some of the symptoms of PTSD. (Bach, Tzovara, & Vunder, 2017) Doxycycline is …

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brain, health, mind

Study: Trauma Impacts Developing Brains Differently

PTSD is a condition that can affect people from all walks of life, but new research suggests that depending on when an individual experienced traumatic stress and his or her gender, symptoms may differ. (Bostan, 2017) Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program recently came together …

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The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is an Endangered Species…Again

The rusty patched bumble bee is once again making headlines, and it’s for the same reason as before – its endangered species status. (“Rusty patched bumble bee recommended for endangered list,” n.d.) But let’s back up for a moment and take a look at why the bee is endangered, as well as the reasons behind the …

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What Are the Real Risks Surrounding Compound Drug Pharmacies?

On March 16, a federal prosecutor attempted to sway jurors in a case against Barry Cadden, the man behind the New England Compounding Center. Cadden, 50, was responsible for operating the center, which was linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak in 2012. (Raymond, 2017) His company sold contaminated drugs to customers, resulting in 64 fatalities. …

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fish, fishes, animals

Researchers Say Eyes – Not Legs – Initially Prompted Water Creatures to Move Onto Land

What encouraged some water species to evolve into land-based creatures? This is what some scientists attempted to determine by analyzing the bodies of terrestrial vertebrates that existed about 385 million years ago. (MacIver, Schmitz, Mugan, Murphey, & Mobley, 2017) They found that their eyes – rather than their limbs – may have played a large …

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