Herb discovered to have activity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus

A metabolite called artemisinin is one of more than 600 secondary metabolites identified in Artemisia annua. The herb has been used as an anti-malarial therapy. Tu Youyou won the 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine for the finding against malaria. The botanical has also been used as an anti-spasmodic and anti-rheumatic. Groundbreaking research has identified a botanical that …

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World-first psilocybin clinical trial in the treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder receives ethics approval

28 October 2021 Monash University has obtained ethics approval for a world-first clinical trial investigating psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of severe Generalised Anxiety Disorder. In partnership with Incannex Healthcare Ltd, the randomised triple-blinded active-placebo-controlled trial, led by Dr Paul Liknaitzky, will assess the safety and efficacy of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy alongside exploring how the treatment …

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There Could Be a Curious Link Between Psychedelics and Improved Heart Health

Abstract: The objective of the current study was to investigate the associations between lifetime classic psychedelic use and cardiometabolic diseases. Using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2005–2014), the present study examined the associations between lifetime classic psychedelic use and two types of cardiometabolic disease: heart disease and diabetes. Respondents who …

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Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

by Randolph M. Nesse and George C. Williams This text was required in Medical Anthropology, a senior class offered at Boise State University–the concepts covered are very thought-provoking. “The next time you get sick, consider this before picking up the aspirin: your body may be doing exactly what it’s supposed to. In this ground-breaking book, …

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