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Common cholesterol drugs may trigger protective gut bacteria changes

Common cholesterol drugs may trigger protective gut bacteria changes

Newly published research details a 'clear link' between taking a common cholesterol-lowering drug and healthier gut bacteria. Though additional research is necessary to understand the full implications of this discovery, the study indicates that certain medications may be a useful preventative treatment in people who have less healthy gut bacteria, giving them a beneficial boost that may help reduce or protect against various conditions.

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Study finds face masks ‘critical’ for individual COVID-19 protection

Study finds face masks ‘critical’ for individual COVID-19 protection

If you've been refusing to wear a face mask in public, now is the time to start. A new study out of Texas A&M University has found that failing to wear a face mask puts a person at dramatic risk of contracting the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 -- and it also increases their odds of spreading it to other people. Face masks alone aren't enough to prevent the virus, but they are an important tool.

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Under Armour made a face mask: Good luck trying to find one

Under Armour made a face mask: Good luck trying to find one

Under Armour is the latest company to release its own reusable cloth face mask, one that you will have a lot of trouble acquiring at any point in the near future. The mask is shaped to fit one's face, unlike plain rectangular medical masks that often leave gaps. The new mask offering joins similar products launched by a number of companies, including some TV show-themed options from ViacomCBS.

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Another batch of metformin recalled over cancer-causing impurity

Another batch of metformin recalled over cancer-causing impurity

The FDA has revealed that another lot of metformin, a drug commonly used by type-2 diabetics, have been recalled over the presence of an impurity that is linked to the development of cancer. The recall announcement follows similar recent recalls from multiple companies after the FDA published the results of testing on metformin samples.

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MDMA clinical trials report profound long-term impact on PTSD suffers

MDMA clinical trials report profound long-term impact on PTSD suffers

Non-profit organization MAPS has published the long-term results of multiple Phase 2 clinical trials on the use of MDMA and therapy to treat PTSD. The results were favorable, finding that most participants experienced extended benefits from the treatment for the duration of at least one year. More than half of the volunteers no longer met the diagnostic criteria for PTSD after two months.

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Cannabis found to relieve PTSD symptoms, but there’s a catch

Cannabis found to relieve PTSD symptoms, but there’s a catch

Many people claim that cannabis ("marijuana") helps with a variety of conditions, including mental health issues, though evidence to back up these claims is still slim. Adding to the growing body of evidence is a new study from Washington State University where researchers have found that cannabis is able to relieve the symptoms of PTSD. Unfortunately, there's some bad news to go along with it.

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Fat-burning molecule discovery may be an obesity treatment game-changer

Fat-burning molecule discovery may be an obesity treatment game-changer

A new study from Virginia Tech detailed the discovery of a molecule that can increase the amount of fat one's body burns without causing muscle loss or influencing how much food is consumed. The molecule paves the way for a future obesity and type-2 diabetes treatment, according to the researchers, who found that this molecule also decreases one's insulin resistance.

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CDC warns sniffing disinfectants and bleaching skin won’t prevent COVID-19

CDC warns sniffing disinfectants and bleaching skin won’t prevent COVID-19

Many people are experiencing health anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic and adopting enhanced hygiene practices in an effort to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus. The CDC has looked into the best preventative practices and detailed them in a new report, but has also found that some people are taking extreme, dangerous measures in a futile effort to protect themselves.

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Poor sleep quality named major risk factor for deadly heart condition

Poor sleep quality named major risk factor for deadly heart condition

Poor sleep quality may prime you for a serious heart condition later in life, a new study warns. Researchers evaluated chronic sleep issues and their impact on heart health, finding that people who get unrestful sleep experience chronic inflammation that leads to the development of atherosclerosis. The condition, if not caught early and treated, can be deadly.

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Study finds how psychedelics cause ego death and sense of oneness

Study finds how psychedelics cause ego death and sense of oneness

A popular psychedelic compound that has been consumed by humans since ancient days has pointed researchers toward the brain's 'ego center,' according to a new study. Researchers evaluated psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found in mushrooms that grow around the world, and found how it reduces one's sense of self, causing an effect that many users have reported as ego 'death.'

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Fitbit Flow is the wearable’s own ventilator for COVID-19 patients

Fitbit Flow is the wearable’s own ventilator for COVID-19 patients

The scarcity in medical supplies and equipment has sent many companies outside of the medical field to jump in and help. Life-saving ventilators, in particular, are in extremely short supply that doctors and hospitals are often faced with the ethical dilemma of who gets one and who doesn't. Car companies like General Motors and Tesla have pitched in to develop alternative ventilators to augment that supply and even the Google-owned Fitbit has designed and produced its own emergency ventilator it named "Flow".

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Popular antidepressant in short supply because of pandemic, says FDA

Popular antidepressant in short supply because of pandemic, says FDA

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a spike in demand for depression and anxiety medication. One popular SSRI anti-depressant that is often prescribed to treat both depression and anxiety is in short supply, the FDA warned in a document published on May 29. The shortage applies mostly to higher doses of the drug with the FDA estimating it will take 60 days to clear the shortages.

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