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Psychedelics: Can getting high improve your mental health?

Psychedelics: Can getting high improve your mental health?

Can the mind-blowing effects of psychedelics help heal our traumas? “The Goop Lab,” Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix mini-series, tackles the topic in their first episode by sending several Goop employees to Jamaica to ingest magic mushrooms under the careful guidance of psychotherapists. One young woman, traumatized by her father’s suicide, declares she “went through years…MORE

CDC confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

CDC confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

A second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a press briefing. The patient is a Chicago resident in her 60s. She is in isolation at a hospital in Chicago. The patient flew from Wuhan to Chicago on…MORE

Michigan pediatric healthcare employee with TB worked for months, officials say

Michigan pediatric healthcare employee with TB worked for months, officials say

A pediatric healthcare worker in Michigan was ill with tuberculosis and didn’t know it while working in several locations over nine months, the state’s health department said. The worker was recently diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis, and the department is working with medical groups to find out whether patients who were in close contact with the…MORE

US surgeon general says doctors aren’t encouraging enough smokers to quit

US surgeon general says doctors aren’t encouraging enough smokers to quit

A new report by the US surgeon general points to tobacco smoking as the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death in the United States — and notes that smoking cessation is beneficial at any age. Yet about two-fifths of smokers are not routinely told by their physicians to stop smoking, US Surgeon General…MORE

Puberty blockers can be ‘life-saving’ drugs for trans teens, study shows

Puberty blockers can be ‘life-saving’ drugs for trans teens, study shows

Transgender youth have a much greater risk of suicide, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, if they have access to a puberty blocker, their chances of suicide and mental health problems in the immediate term and down the road decline significantly, a new study finds. The study, the first of…MORE

Surgeries are being postponed because of a surgical gown shortage

Surgeries are being postponed because of a surgical gown shortage

When the patriarch of a Boston-area family was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer, the family was told he needed to start treatment immediately. But at the first oncology appointment at Newton-Wellesley Hospital earlier this month, the family was told he couldn’t have the procedure right away, the man’s son-in-law told CNN affiliate WBZ. The…MORE

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