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Ketamine Nasal Spray Relieves Suicidal Thoughts, but Doctors Worry About Abuse Risk

Ketamine, a drug that’s been retooled as a “breakthrough” in depression treatment, is one step closer to becoming mainstream medicine, thanks to the …

Depression

Caffeine might help people with heart troubles, research says

Review suggests coffee and tea drinkers might have lower risk of developing cardiac arrhythmias<p>• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon<p>Drinking coffee and tea every day may actually benefit people with heart troubles.<p>New research has linked caffeine consumption from the …

Medical Research

There's a 24-fold rise in organ transplants from drug overdose donors

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the opioid epidemic has skyrocketed in the United States, a rise in the number of drug overdose deaths has contributed to a rise in organ transplants, made possible by overdose-death donors, across the country.<p>A study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday now …

Medicine

Fewer women than men receive recommended drugs after heart attack, study finds

Findings are “incredibly disappointing though not totally surprising" experts say.<p>Women are more likely than men to die within a year after a heart attack. Despite that, women still aren’t getting the same care as men upon leaving the hospital after an attack, a new study finds.<p>After checking …

Medicine

Thought Patterns to Avoid If You Have Social Anxiety Disorder

Unhelpful thinking styles are thought patterns that have the potential to cause negative emotions and behaviors. People who suffer from social …

Cognition

10 Little Healthy Things You Should Do For Yourself Every Day

These tiny tweaks to your daily routine can make all the difference in how you look and feel.<p>Let’s be real. Being healthy all the time sounds kinda …

Wellness

Ketamine has 'fast-acting benefits' for depression

<b>Ketamine has "shown promise" in the rapid treatment of major depression and suicidal thoughts, a US study says.</b><p>Ketamine has a reputation as a party drug but is licensed as an anaesthetic.<p>The study found use of the drug via a nasal spray led to "significant" improvements in depressive symptoms in …

Depression

Antarctica's ice retreating 5 times faster than normal, study reveals

The ice deep below eight of Antarctica's largest glaciers is melting at an alarming rate, a new scientific analysis has revealed.<p>According to the …

Global Warming

Adult-like Human Heart Muscle Grown from Patient-specific Stem Cells

Columbia biomedical engineers grow first human heart muscle from stem cells that shows critical hallmarks of adult human heart function, in just four …

Medicine

Could yoga and mindfulness become school subjects?

Benefits of yoga—like promoting healthy aging—and mindfulness—like helping you become a straight-up boss babe—are abundant, so why shouldn’t everyone …

Mindfulness

Syria strikes : what we know

The United States, Britain and France launched strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to an alleged chemical weapons …

Middle East

Massive storm system spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS — A potent spring storm system that’s expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Midwest Friday, spawning at least one …

Weather

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed

Volcanologists use samples from Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland to recreate famous hexagonal columns in laboratory<p>According to legend, the Giant’s Causeway was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, as a crossing to confront his Scottish rival. Scientists have an alternative explanation, and for the …

Geology

5 Tough Questions to Ask Yourself to Become a Better Leader

Are you spending enough time and money on your leadership development? These five questions can help you decide.<p>To be effective in today's rapidly evolving business world, leadership development is a critical investment for us to make. As leaders, we need to stay on top of marketplace changes -- …

Team Building

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

Syria: US, UK and France launch strikes in response to chemical attack

Witnesses report loud bangs moments after Trump said he had ordered retaliatory strikes<p>Military strikes launched against Assad regime – live updates<p>The US, UK and France have launched more than 100 missiles against what they say were Syrian chemical weapons facilities in response to a chemical …

Middle East

The Latest: Russia: Missiles aimed at Syrian air base downed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local):<p>2:50 a.m.<p>The Russian military says Syria's Soviet-made air defense systems have shot down all 12 cruise missile aimed at a Syrian air base.<p>The Russian Defense Ministry said that 12 cruise missiles have been launched …

Middle East

The US fired more than 118 missiles at Syria in coordinated response to suspected chemical weapons attack

The US fired more than 118 missiles on Syria on Friday in precision strikes that were fired in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack last weekend.<p>US Defense Secretary James Mattis confirmed that the US used more than twice as many missiles as it did in a 2017 strike on Syria's Sharyat …

Middle East

Too much sitting may thin the part of your brain that's important for memory, study suggests

If you want to take a good stroll down memory lane, new research suggests you'd better get out of that chair more often.<p>In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory is plumpest in those who spend the …

The Brain

Family history of heart disease? This may slash your risk

Good news for people with a family history of heart problems — a new study from Stanford University found that cardio workouts may help lower the …

Biomedicine

7 Things Highly Sensitive People Should Do For Their Mental Health

We often talk about the importance of self-care, but taking care of yourself means something different when you're a highly sensitive person (HSP) — …

Mental Health

7 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

New technique makes heart valve replacement safer for some high-risk patients

Method increases treatment options for high-risk patients who need heart valve procedures.

Medicine

How To Tame Your Anxious Mind

Our humanness dictates our varied perceptions, evaluations, judgments, and expectations. These develop over time based on our physiology, history, …

Mindfulness

How to Recognize When a Person Has Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point. Occasional stress and worry about relationships, school, work, money, and health are just a normal part …

Depression

Slideshow: 12 Surprising Clues of Heart Disease

Inflammation

Why Sleep Apnea Raises Your Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Obstructive sleep apnea is common and linked to many medical problems. One common problem you may not be aware of is sudden cardiac arrest.<p>Cleveland …

Sleep

Heart transplants likely to be obsolete within 10 years, says heart surgeon

Heart transplants are likely to become obsolete within 10 years, because they help so few people, a leading heart surgeon has said.<p>On the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant, carried out by South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard, Professor Stephen Westaby said it was time …

Change of heart: can we do better for heart patients than a transplant?

Fifty years after the first heart transplant, the operation remains very expensive with mixed outcomes. A new approach focuses on repair instead of replace<p>In the early hours of 3 December 1967, Prof Christiaan Barnard gazed down into the void and felt a chill ripple through his veins as he …

Medicine

How to Do Nothing So You End Up Doing Something

Love doing nothing but can’t stand having to think about your nothingness (aka mindfulness)? Well, have I got a concept for you: It’s called <i>niksen</i>, …

Outsourcing