Psychedelics & Drugs
Researchers look to an FDA-approved drug ingredient that can "scoop-up" and store cholesterol and possibly stave off post-stroke dementia.
Hormonal birth control for women may elevate the risk of depression and suicide, but so does pregnancy itself.
Painkillers have nasty side effects, such as organ damage or addiction. Researchers have discovered a new drug that may cause none of these.
Ingesting tiny doses of hallucinogens might not have the outsized benefits that some people claim it does.
Risqué or just risky?
Treatments for depression have significantly improved since the 1980s. So why isn't the rate of depression decreasing?
After a night of partying and heavy drinking, you might be tempted to Google "hangover cures." Unfortunately, there aren't any.
A small, Seattle-based study will look to see if the psychedelic can alleviate the pandemic’s mental health impact.
Experiencing too much pleasure and not enough pain may yield counterintuitive consequences.
Our brains might be flooded with the hallucinogen DMT as we die, leading to vivid dreams.
Research shows that psilocybin leads people away from materialism and toward transcendentalism. Apparently, mushrooms teach metaphysics.
The two-year pilot program will be a test of harm reduction strategies.
A mouthwash solution containing ferumoxytol and a dye could treat, prevent, and diagnose tooth decay, according to UPenn researchers.
Our moral attitudes about sex and drugs share a genetic basis, suggests a recent study that examined the attitudes of more than 5,000 twins.
Prozac is a widely used antidepressant. Data indicates that the drug could be used to prevent blindness due to macular degeneration.
Marijuana use among college students in 2020 reached levels not seen since the 1980s.
Before it fueled Woodstock and the Summer of Love, LSD was brought to America to make spying easier.
Some of these trends may be due, in part, to the lockdown.
Psychedelics have been shown to help reduce depression. This study may show us why.
Theoretical physicist Geoffrey West explains the science behind a unique hypothesis.
The treatment is here, but are we ready?
Can the main psychoactive ingredient of magic mushrooms help treat the world's sixth most debilitating illness?
Like autism, ADHD lies on a spectrum, and some children should not be treated.
Cannabidiol (CBD) seems to reduce the unpleasantness of pain, a finding that surprised the researchers behind a new, first-of-its-kind study.
Two different studies provide further evidence of the efficacy of psychedelics in treating depression.
Growing marijuana in large, climate controlled warehouses is good for production but has a massive carbon footprint.
New study suggests the placebo effect can be as powerful as microdosing LSD.
As a new industry emerges, therapists need to be educated.
Scientists use new methods to discover what's inside drug containers used by ancient Mayan people.
Traces of heroin and cocaine have been found in the tartar of 19th-century Dutch farmers.