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11-20-2018 medically accurate illustration of human sperms

Targeting sperm in the quest for a contraceptive that doesn’t use hormones

STAT | 
Scientists are trying to create a new kind of contraception with a novel tactic: tangling up sperm so they can’t ...
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Why we should worry about the rapid spread of ketamine clinics

STAT | 
As ketamine clinics pop up across the U.S. to offer experimental infusions for depression, anxiety, and a slew of other conditions, training ...
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Hope and hype: What ketamine can and can’t do for depression

Salem State University, STAT | 
Starting with just one office 19 months ago, [Kalypso Wellness Center] has expanded rapidly to meet surging patient demand for ...
8-6-2018 Roulette and piles of gambling chips on a green table.

Does popular antipsychotic drug Abilify cause ‘uncontrollable urges’ to gamble, eat and have sex?

STAT | 
By the time she stopped taking aripiprazole — an antipsychotic sold under the brand name Abilify — [Denise Miley had] ...
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How do we know if probiotics are safe if studies don’t report risks?

STAT | 
As consumer interest grows in probiotics and other supplements that claim to regulate gut microbes, experts are posing a critical ...
FDA releases guidelines to fast-track new generation of fast-acting antidepressants

FDA releases guidelines to fast-track new generation of fast-acting antidepressants

STAT | 
As companies race to develop fast-acting antidepressants, they are grappling with how to design clinical trials for a type of ...
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Patients with suicidal thoughts can be included in depression clinical trials, FDA says

STAT | 
The Food and Drug Administration is overhauling its guidance for developing treatments for major depressive disorder for the first time ...
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Privacy concerns? Genetic testing companies pressed by US lawmakers

STAT | 
Pressure is growing on direct-to-consumer genealogy and genetic testing companies to be more transparent about their privacy policies, after the ...
Loud noises kill cells vital for hearing, but gut stem cells may help regrow them

Loud noises kill cells vital for hearing, but gut stem cells may help regrow them

STAT | 
Humans are born with around 15,000 hair cells — think tiny, sound-sensing fibers — in each ear. The cells can’t ...

Opposition to mandatory DNA screens and country-wide database growing in Kuwait

STAT | 
A Kuwaiti law requiring all residents to submit to genetic testing has sparked international outcry — and there are signs it’s ...
Smearing vaginal bacteria on C-section babies may not yield desired results

Smearing vaginal bacteria on C-section babies may not yield desired results

STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A growing number of soon-to-be ...