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Why we need to be skeptical of claims about the benefits of brain wearables

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[Brain] wearables are touted as ways to curb stress, sleep better, boost creativity or athleticism, or even address serious medical ...
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Can virtual reality treat depression symptoms through ‘pleasant scenarios’?

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Michelle Craske is asking patients to dive into coral reefs, ride on bullet trains rushing past pine trees, and cheer ...
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Esketamine could soon be approved for depression, prompting ‘excitement and hesitation’

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The Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide in the coming weeks whether to approve esketamine, which would become the ...
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Researchers launch quest to understand why mental health treatments do or don’t work

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Successful mental health treatments can function like a conversation: The brain hears some kind of message — whether it’s from ...
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Targeting sperm in the quest for a contraceptive that doesn’t use hormones

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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

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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

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Starting with just one office 19 months ago, [Kalypso Wellness Center] has expanded rapidly to meet surging patient demand for ...
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Does popular antipsychotic drug Abilify cause ‘uncontrollable urges’ to gamble, eat and have sex?

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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?

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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