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MDMA Reaches Next Step Toward Approval for Treatment

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 18:41
A new study shows that MDMA, known as Ecstasy or Molly, can bring relief when paired with talk therapy to those with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 17:39
Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. Some worry a push to loosen access could bring unintended consequences.

From the Wastewater Drain, Solid Pandemic Data

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 16:53
The coronavirus could turn sewage surveillance into a mainstream public health practice.

CureVac Covid Vaccine Could Bring Hope to the Unvaccinated World

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 15:34
The German company CureVac hopes its RNA vaccine will rival those made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. It could be ready next month.

Pharmacies Are Entering the Mental Health Market

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 13:00
Call it the ultimate in “retail therapy.” Now you can shop for mental health services at CVS, Rite Aid and other national chains.

After a Traumatizing Year, Black People Turn to Therapy

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 12:52
The death of George Floyd and other high-profile police killings have prompted African-Americans to seek help, mental health experts say.

Fauci Says Indoor Mask Guidance Should Ease With Vaccinations

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 11:00
The comments from President Biden’s chief medical adviser came just two days after the C.D.C. belatedly highlighted the danger of airborne transmission.

Do Statins Really Cause Muscle Aches?

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 11:00
People taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs often report muscle pain, but the pain may be the same when they take a look-alike placebo pill.

The Pandemic Has Changed Their Shower Habits. How About Yours?

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 06:37
Some people said they started bathing less during the pandemic. As long as no one complains, they say they plan to keep the new habit.

Things To Do At Home

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 01:29
This week, check in with NASA’s Perseverance rover, listen to orchestral music or celebrate Eid al-Fitr by making a custard dessert.

Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida Ports Over Proof-of-Vaccination Ban

Sab, 08/05/2021 - 22:35
Norwegian Cruise Line plans to require Covid-19 vaccine documentation from its crew members and customers, but Florida recently enacted a law that bars businesses from doing so.

Grand Canyon Hike Organizer Violated Covid-19 Restrictions, Officials Say

Sab, 08/05/2021 - 19:17
Prosecutors said at least 150 people showed up, astounding rangers and overwhelming visitors who struggled to steer clear of the hikers, many of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing.

Covid Pandemic Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Home Care

Sab, 08/05/2021 - 16:29
Even with vaccines, many older people and their relatives are weighing how to manage at-home care for those who can no longer live independently.

Bill and Melinda Gates Are Divorcing

Sab, 08/05/2021 - 16:06
The announcement raises questions about the fate of their fortune. The couple helped create the Giving Pledge, but much of his Microsoft money has not yet been donated.

Airborne Coronavirus Is a Threat, the C.D.C. Acknowledges

Sab, 08/05/2021 - 03:48
The new focus underscores the need for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue standards for employers to address potential hazards in the workplace, multiple experts say.

In Covid-19 Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility

Ven, 07/05/2021 - 17:25
Few states collect sexual orientation or gender identity data, so no one knows how many people in some communities are getting vaccinated.

In Covid Vaccine Data, L.G.B.T.Q. People Fear Invisibility

Ven, 07/05/2021 - 17:25
Few states collect sexual orientation or gender identity data, so no one knows how many people in some communities are getting vaccinated.

Pfizer to Seek Authorization to Give Covid Vaccine to Children in Fall

Ven, 07/05/2021 - 14:15
The company said it also plans to apply this month for full F.D.A. approval — not just emergency authorization — for the vaccine’s use in adults.

Pfizer Vaccine Is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

Ven, 07/05/2021 - 14:15
Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified in South Africa and the U.K.

Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe

Ven, 07/05/2021 - 13:39
Widely circulating coronavirus variants and persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out of reach. The virus is here to stay, but vaccinating the most vulnerable may be enough to restore normalcy.