Psychedelics & Drugs
Tasting sounds and hearing colors.
A new study provides the most detailed look at brains on psychedelics to date.
Psychedelics mess with our prior beliefs, and could help us see what forms these beliefs in the first place.
End of life patients face mental health challenges uniquely existential and spiritual in nature — but psychedelics are emerging as a possible solution to relieve the suffering.
Brian C. Muraresku, New York Times best-selling author of "The Immortality Key," unpacks ancient evidence for the widespread ritual use of psychoactive plants.
New research shows psychedelics activate receptors inside brain cells that other compounds, like serotonin, cannot.
Studies suggest that meditation can quiet the restless brain.
Scientists are still figuring out why tirzepatide causes weight loss. One theory is that they “accidentally” created a new hormone.
A healthy endocannabinoid system is critical to the human body’s immune functions.
The initial study lays the groundwork for another larger, longer phase 2 trial.
Get the most out of your coffee.
Hundreds of these cannabis-related chemicals now exist, both natural and synthetic, inspiring researchers in search of medical breakthroughs.
Compared to people who took a placebo, the brains of those who took caffeine pills had a temporarily smaller gray matter volume.
Close to 70% of drugs advertised on TV offer little to no benefit over other cheaper drugs.
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Of the world's 300 honey varieties, none is stranger and more dangerous than mad honey.
A new drug inhibits a human enzyme that coronaviruses hijack in order to replicate.
Our society is in a mental health crisis. Are psychedelics the way out?
Belief in God and the afterlife increased, while belief in superstition decreased.
It should work for future variants, too.
In an animal study, it blocked the drug from crossing into the brain.
The real risks of psychedelics, explained by a Johns Hopkins expert.
Caffeine does something, but it's not clear exactly what.
It weakens the bacteria so that the immune system can destroy it.
The potential new drug is in a class of its own, as it works differently than any other antidepressant on the market.
The cannabis plant produces both THC – the psychoactive component in marijuana – and the compound commonly known as CBD, which does not lead to a "high."
Many Americans aren't rejecting spirituality, just practicing it differently.
A long-maligned treatment outperforms the trendy one.
Some patients wait over 5 years for a liver transplant.
Psychedelic medicines are surging in popularity. Here’s how they work.