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  A recent experiment examined the effects of combining MDMA with psychotherapy as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an extremely common affliction among military personnel and first responders. Close to a quarter of all veterans and first responders are affected by this disorder throughout their lifetime. PTSD creates
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A new form of radiotherapy may significantly improve survival for people with prostate cancer. A new clinical trial shows the benefits of an innovative form of radiation therapy, which delivers the radiation in only five sessions instead of the usual 37. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimate that prostate cancer affects over 160,000 people in
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Pinworms are tiny, thin worms that can infect the colon and intestines of humans. People of all ages can get pinworm infections, but they tend to affect children or those who live in close quarters. Pinworm infection is the most common worm infection in the United States. It is highly contagious and spreads quickly from
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  A recent study investigated whether exercise and patient education reduce gluteal tendinopathy pain more than an injection or by simply waiting and seeing. Gluteal tendinopathy is damage to the tendon fibers that connect muscles in the buttocks to the hip bones. Bursitis stems from inflammation of the bursa which provides a cushion between tendons
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Lice are parasites that live on the skin. Most are harmless to overall health, but they cause tiny bites, which can be bothersome. There are two kinds of lice: chewing lice, which feed on the skin and debris, and sucking lice, which feed on the blood. Only sucking lice live on humans. Types include head
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A common symptom among people with dementia is agitation, which can affect their and their carers’ well-being. Dementia experts conducted a new study and found the most effective means of addressing agitation. A newly published paper outlines the best approaches for dealing with dementia-driven agitation and psychosis. In a paper that is now published in
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