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What is homeopathy? Does it work, famous fans and what the NHS says about the controversial treatment

Homeopathy is a controversial form of medicine that treats illness with a holistic view of the person, using diluted substances with the aim of …

Homeopathy

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

Honey can reduce damage from swallowing button batteries

To small children, button batteries can look like tempting candy treat. But swallowing these batteries can result in serious injuries and even death, …

Medicine

Psychedelic Medicine 101: The curious case of ketamine

Psychedelic medicine 101 is a series that will investigate the past, present and future medical uses of these formerly taboo substances. Our first …

Depression

The Serious Reason You Need to Sleep in the Dark

If you tend to spend half of the night in the living room, drifting in and out of sleep in front of the TV, you really need to read this.<p>Strangely, …

Sleep

Psychedelics may help your brain cells form new connections | New Scientist

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD seem to make brain cells grow branches and form new connections.<p>The finding in rats and fruit flies could explain why …

Psychedelia

Study: 1 in 3 Americans Take Meds With Depressive Side Effects

One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that …

Depression

Activated charcoal is showing up everywhere—here are four reasons to avoid it

Food trends are rarely based in scientific fact.<p>On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal products—from croissants to capsules—are everywhere. Even high street coffee chains have taken to selling …

Wellness

What Is Xanax & Is It Really That Dangerous?

Benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin have been described as the quiet killer at the heart of the prescription drug epidemic. Having …

Medicine

9 Medications That Could Be Making You Depressed

Talk to your doctor if you're taking any of these meds and have noticed changes in your mood.<p>Medications are supposed to make you feel <i>better</i>–and most …

Depression

11 Landscaping Hacks That Will Save You Time

Looking for ways to save time and get rid of nagging landscape problems this summer? This collection of landscaping and gardening hacks will give you …

Gardening

Doctors Told Not To Order Electrocardiograms For Low-Risk Patients

Doctors shouldn't routinely perform electrocardiograms on patients at low risk for heart disease, an influential federal panel is recommending.<p>While an ECG test of the heart's electrical activity is safe and inexpensive, the benefits for patients at low risk of heart disease are very low and the …

Medicine

8 Signs Your Depression Is Getting Worse, Because It's Important To Know What To Look For

Dealing with depression is difficult. It's an incredibly insidious and consuming condition that makes it very hard to realise how deeply it's …

Depression

9 Things People With Depression Wish You Knew About Living With the Condition

Discussions of mental health have taken front stage following the loss last week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both of whom died by suicide. …

Mental Health

9 common myths about anxiety—and the facts everyone needs to understand instead

If you’ve ever struggled with anxiety (or know someone who has), you’re all too familiar with how impactful and even debilitating the condition can …

Mental Health

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

Cannabis

DIY Hogwarts-Style Secret Door Bookcase For Book Lovers!

Are you genuinely passionate about reading? Have you always wanted to create your own little safe haven where you could go, whenever you wanted to …

Books

Here are all 21 health conditions that could qualify you for medical marijuana in Ohio

Though Ohio regulators announced that cultivators won’t have medical marijuana to patients by an early September deadline, the program is moving …

Cannabis

Aspartame Creates Diabetic And Obesity Epidemics - Read The Medical Facts

- Advertisement -<p>Breaking News - Artificial sweeteners still cause diabetes and obesity Diets drinks may not be healthier, new research …

Diabetes

The easy-to-make mistake when supporting a friend who might be depressed

This week has been a rough one. Within days of each other, legendary designer Kate Spade and world-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain committed suicide, …

Mental Health

Tea tree oil may replace antibiotics in the fight against infections

Researchers have used the antibacterial properties of tea tree oil to create a bioactive coating that keeps bacteria away from medical devices. The …

Medicine

These Are The 5 Best Selling Weed Strains In The World Right Now

There are a lot of cannabis strains available but there are only a handful of classics that consumers come back to again and again. Here are 5 of the …

Cannabis

Retirees, Beware Dangers of Multiple Medications

Be smart: 15% of older adults are at risk of major drug interactions.<p>Older Americans have a drug problem. They are taking too many medications, …

Retirement

11 Signs You Have A Panic Disorder

Panic attacks are stressful, scary, and can be difficult to deal with. Some people get them just once in awhile, but others experience them …

Depression

The Endocannabinoid System - How Cannabis Affects The Human Body

How Cannabis Affects The Human Body<p><b>The legal cannabis</b> movement started in San Francisco in the early 1990’s when it was discovered that cannabis …

Cannabis

The 5 Most Versatile Essential Oils—and How to Use Them

Much more than a wellness fad, people have used essential oils for over 5,000 years. In ancient medicine, these oils—which are made from the …

Essential Oils

9 People On How They Manage When They Can't Go To Therapy

In an ideal world, everyone who needed it or wanted it would be able to afford and have access to a great therapist. But, as wonderful as therapy is …

Mental Health

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) For Depression

ECT, or electroconvulsive therapy, is an alternative therapy for certain psychiatric illnesses that are not responding to traditional …

Depression

Kate Spade's death prompts questions about bipolar disorder

The sister of fashion designer Kate Spade says a long struggle with bipolar disorder may have led to her taking her own life. Spade was found dead by …

Depression

Prozac Overdose: What to Do

Prozac, which is the brand name of the generic drug fluoxetine, is a medication that helps treat major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive …

Depression