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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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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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social media, psychology

Report: Social Media is Really, Really Stressing Out Americans

Do you find yourself getting stressed out over the conversations you see happening on social media? If so, you’re not alone, according to new research from the American Psychological Association. (Shanker, 2017) Recently, researchers took a look at how Americans are bearing the brunt of what they see on social media. They conducted the “Stress …

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Centrifuges: How a Child’s Toy May Help Doctors Diagnose Diseases in Blood Samples

Sometimes, scientists find resources to make medical advances in strange places. One of the latest is a child’s toy, and it may help reduce the cost of diagnosing diseases. A centrifuge is a piece of equipment that rotates an object around a fixed axis. It is occasionally used in laboratories to separate fluids, gas or …

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