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Opioid Addiction Crisis: Harvard Medical Students Request Better Training
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img source: Michael Dykstra   Back in March, The White House asked medical schools to sign a pledge to require students to learn new federal guidelines for safe opioid prescription use. “We are over 10 years into this epidemic, and I don’t think we’ve seen a robust enough response from the medical community,” said Michael Botticelli, head of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Dr. Ted Parran of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine has taught remedial courses for doctors who tend to over-prescribe painkillers. He’s taught this for over 20 years!   Last November, Governor Charlie...

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The Natural Antidepressant: Can Warmth Make You Happier?
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  Making your body warmer has a dramatic antidepressant effect, according to a new report published in the prestigious journal JAMA Psychiatry. Clemens Janssen, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leads researchers in studying approximately 30 people with depression who were also not receiving any treatments. About half were randomized to receive whole-body hyperthermia (WBH), which utilized a setup to raise their core body temperature to 38.5 degrees Celsius (37 degrees being the normal temperature). The remaining individuals received a placebo treatment which mimicked the “Hot-Box” hyperthermia treatment, but at a much lower setting.   The results: Although both groups became...

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How Cocaine Really Affects Your Body
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img source: businessinsider   The truth is, cocaine can start affecting your brain in a matter of seconds. Once there, it interferes with the brain's normal process of absorbing and recycling certain hormones, including those involved in pleasure, desire, and most importantly, memory. Upon regular to heavy use, cocaine possesses negative effects, from simple nose bleeds to permanent lung damage and death. View the animated picture below for a complete breakdown.      

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Medical Marijuana Liquid Extract Able to Reduce Seizures in Children?
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Izaiah Ruiz, a 6-year old boy living in Conroe, Texas suffers from Dravet Syndrone, often causing him to have multiple seizures a day.Researches are currently testing Epidiolex, a drug derived from cannabidiol,as a possible treatment for this condition. Ruiz was chosen to participate in this doube-blind trial; even though it is not known if he received the placebo or not, the amount of seizures he normally experiences has decreased during the three months of the study. Read more about it [here]

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