Bones / Orthopedics

What is ulnar deviation?

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Anxiety / Stress

Ativan vs. Xanax: What are the differences?

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Endocrinology Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Ancient survival mechanism may contribute to obesity epidemic

New research on mice suggests that a mechanism that likely evolved to prevent starvation could be contributing to obesity. New research reveals a ‘brake’ mechanism that prevents fat cells, shown here, from releasing fat. The mechanism involves the protein receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). The new finding reveals that RAGE functions as a […]

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs

Can a cannabis-based drug treat cannabis dependence?

Despite evidence that some active substances in cannabis may support some aspects of health, many people who use this drug, and particularly those who smoke it, develop symptoms of dependence. A new clinical trial shows that a safer, cannabis-based medication can counter dependence. A safer cannabis extract could help users fight cannabis dependence, according to […]

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs

Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype?

New research reviews the evidence behind the benefits of drug ‘microdosing’ and suggests that more “rigorous, placebo-controlled clinical studies” are necessary. New research examines the benefits of the active compound in magic mushrooms. The practice of microdosing — that is, taking small doses of psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin or N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), to improve mental […]

Genetics Muscular Dystrophy / ALS

ALS: ‘Unique’ cells could open up new avenues for therapy

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to the death of nerve cells that control movement, leaving people unable to move and, eventually, to breathe. ALS is fatal and, so far, incurable. Can new findings bring hope for novel therapies? New research finds previously unknown subtypes of motor neurons in […]

ADHD / ADD Eating Disorders

Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD

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