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Can psychedelics treat anorexia, depression? U.S. scientists get millions to find out

Since childhood, Rachael Petersen had lived with an unexplainable sense of grief that no drug or talk therapy could entirely ease. So in 2017 she volunteered for a small clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University that was testing psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, for chronic depression. “I was so depressed,” Petersen, 29, said… Read More »

U.S. Conference on AIDS Kicks Off September 5

The annual United States Conference on AIDS (#2019USCA) takes place September 5 through 8 in Washington, DC. This year’s event, the largest ever, features over 160 workshops and four major plenary sessions. Organized by NMAC, formerly the National Minority Council on AIDS, the event gathers advocates, health officials, government leaders, people with HIV and allies… Read More »

U.S. lawmakers grill e-cigarette maker Juul over efforts targeted at schoolchildren

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc funded a “holistic health education” camp as part of efforts to market directly to school-aged children, members of a U.S. congressional panel said on Thursday, citing internal company documents. Juul brand vaping pens are seen for sale in a shop in Manhattan in New York City, New… Read More »