Monthly Archives: July 2018

MDMA (Ecstacy) Used To Treat PTSD: It Might Work?

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Phase 3 Trials: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD, Agrees on Special Protocol Assessment Our highest priority project is funding clinical trials of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) as a tool to assist psychotherapy for the treatment of … Continue reading

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Lay Health Workers Helping Cancer Patients Proves Important:

Effect of a Lay Health Worker (LHW) Intervention on Goals-of-Care Documentation and on Health Care Use, Costs, and Satisfaction Among Patients With CancerA Randomized Clinical Trial Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, MS1,2,3,4; Vandana Sundaram, MPH5; Manisha Desai, PhD5; et alVyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil, MD6,7; James S. Kahn, MD2,6; Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD4,8; Steven … Continue reading

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Editing The Genes Of White Blood Cells With Crispr : Gina Kolata New York Times July 12 2018

Researchers have a found a way to use electrical fields, not viruses, to deliver both gene-editing tools and new genetic material into the cell. By speeding the process, in theory a treatment could be available to patients with almost any … Continue reading

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Genetic Basis For Mental Health Disorders: Source- Science

Nine researchers from U of T’s Faculty of Medicine contributed to a major international study, published in the journal Science, showing the underlying genetic similarities between mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The team, led by Harvard University’s Broad Institute, … Continue reading

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The Reality of Mental Health In The Workplace: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

The Reality of Mental Health In The Workplace:  Raymond Rupert MD, MBA. Mental health and addiction concerns have a significant impact on the workplace and the enterprise. In response, insurers and plan sponsors have improved benefits by increasing the funding … Continue reading

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Reviving Very Sick Organs With Mitochondrial Transplants: Source- New York Times July 10 2018

When Georgia Bowen was born by emergency cesarean on May 18, she took a breath, threw her arms in the air, cried twice, and went into cardiac arrest. The baby had had a heart attack, most likely while she was still … Continue reading

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Combining Antibiotics To Counter Bacterial Resistance: Nature 2018

Species-specific activity of antibacterial drug combinations Ana Rita Brochado, Anja Telzerow, Jacob Bobonis, Manuel Banzhaf, André Mateus, Joel Selkrig, Emily Huth, Stefan Bassler, Jordi Zamarreño Beas, Matylda Zietek, Natalie Ng, Sunniva Foerster, Benjamin Ezraty, Béatrice Py, Frédéric Barras, Mikhail M. … Continue reading

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Low Quality Healthcare Is Costly: World Bank 2018

Low-quality care is pushing up health costs: Low-quality health care is exacerbating disease and driving up health costs worldwide, according to a new report released this morning by the WHO and the World Bank. Some of the most common problems: medication errors, unnecessary … Continue reading

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