New drug capsule may allow weekly HIV treatment

This new pill could make it easier for people to stick to the treatment. 

Indian social activists and children release ribbons and balloons during an event to mark World AIDS Day in Kolkata on December 1, 2014. (Photo credit: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Replacing daily pills with a weekly regimen could help patients stick to their dosing schedule.

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LSD deactivates the brain's fear center, study finds

A new study finds LSD — a Schedule I drug with "no medical value" — to be therapeutically beneficial. 

A woman stands in the rain at a protest, her gaze unmarked by fear. Photo Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images
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New Research Suggests an Unlikely Treatment for PTSD: Antibiotics

There is a new era of PTSD science just around the corner.

 

US Army soldiers carry a wounded comrade injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast during a patrol near Baraki Barak base in Logar Province, Afghanistan in 2012. (Photo Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

With each passing day, the world provides us with grim reminders of a growing public health crisis. Society used to brush it off as a "case of the nerves", before labeling it as "shell shock", but today we know it as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Is Your Diet Fighting Depression – or Intensifying It?

We know there's a gut-brain connection, but just how deep does it go? Could we treat depression just by adopting a particular diet?

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Two Infants Cured of Terminal Cancer by Breakthrough Gene-Editing Therapy

British doctors eliminate the disease in two infants with incurable cancer by utilizing a medical first gene-editing techniques. 

A group of British doctors successfully eliminated cancer in two infants with leukemia by using genetically modified immune cells from a donor. The accomplishment opens a new age of cancer therapy treatment.

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