Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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#Microbes #Digestive #Tract, #Mental #Health

New research suggests gut microbiome plays a role in bipolar disorder https://t.co/3KdhOJU9DR — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) May 16, 2017 “Recent studies have supported the gut microbiome, the collection of microbes in the digestive tract, as important for mental health,” the study’s corresponding author, Simon J. Evans of the University of Michigan, told PsyPost.

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#FlorenceNightingale #cleaned #hellonearth #hospitals

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/florence-nightingale-cleaned-hell-earth-hospitals-became-international-hero/ Working with the pioneering British statistician William Farr and public health and urban poverty expert Edwin Chadwick, she compiled, analyzed and presented understandable and detailed information on the living conditions of England’s poorest citizens, as well as the living conditions, public health, and medical care of those living in India.

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#NewYork #State #medical #marijuana #post-traumatic #stress #disorder #PTSD

https://www.forbes.com/sites/debraborchardt/2017/05/11/new-york-state-adds-ptsd-to-medical-marijuana-program-will-menstrual-cramps-be-next/#762be6b01108 New York State has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country, but it may be starting to loosen up. A bi-partisan bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition passed the Senate Health Committee and now waits on Senate approval. “I am grateful

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#Marijuana #implicated #premature #birth

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/marijuana-implicated-in-pre-term-birth-rate/ If Kiwi women stopped using marijuana while pregnant, the rate of pre-term births could drop by at least 200, according to a university professor. A study of more than 5500 women between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy showed those who continuously used marijuana while expecting, had an increased risk of

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#MDMA #Treatment #Autism

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/04/27/ecstasy-autism-therapy/#.WQetHvR97rc MDMA is unique among psychedelics for its ability to help people connect and communicate with others, two common problems for those with autism. Early research with MDMA — before federal officials banned it in 1985, citing its abuse as a recreational drug — showed that people who took the drug

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Active prefrontal brain function appears to protect against PTSD after child abuse

Active prefrontal brain function appears to protect against PTSD after child abuse http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-04-prefrontal-brain-function-ptsd-child.html Shared from Google News & Weather Increased activation of the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that regulates complex cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning, appears to protect against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals who suffered abuse as a

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