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What is psychosis?

Broadly speaking, psychosis means a loss of contact with reality; it is a symptom of a number of mental illnesses rather than a medical condition in its own right. This page offers a full description of psychosis, what causes it, …

What is hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder?

Hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder, or HPPD, causes a person to keep reliving the visual element of an experience caused by hallucinogenic drugs. But what do the flashbacks in HPPD feel like, what causes them, and how might they be treated? A …

How long is acid detectable in the body?

Acid is a hallucinogenic drug. Albert Hoffman, a chemist in Switzerland, first developed it in 1938. Another name for acid is lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). In the 1950s, doctors used it in psychotherapy and to enhance the effects of antipsychotics. …

Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype?

New research reviews the evidence behind the benefits of drug ‘microdosing’ and suggests that more “rigorous, placebo-controlled clinical studies” are necessary. New research examines the benefits of the active compound in magic mushrooms. The practice of microdosing — that is, …

Ten natural ways to suppress appetite

An appetite suppressant is a food, supplement, or other methods that stops a person from feeling hungry. Some methods are more effective for suppressing appetite than others. Manufacturers of appetite suppressant pills make big claims about the ability of pills …

Everything you need to know about hypertension

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. It can lead to severe complications and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and death. Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. The …

High blood pressure: Could gut bacteria play a role?

In this Spotlight feature, we investigate whether the bacteria that live in our guts could influence our blood pressure. If so, could they guide future treatment? Scientists are growing increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria. Each week, journals …

All about bladder cancer

In bladder cancer, cancerous cells develop in the organ that collects urine from the kidneys before eliminating it from the body through urination. Bladder cancer is the fourth most prevalent cancer in men. Men have a 1 in 27 chance of developing it. Women …

How can I stabilize my blood pressure?

Blood pressure should be basically stable. If it regularly changes from very high to very low, a range of complications can result. It is normal for blood pressure to vary slightly throughout the day, but blood pressure that fluctuates from one extreme …

All about the common cold

The common cold is a viral infectious disease that infects the upper respiratory system. It is also known as acute viral rhinopharyngitis and acute coryza. It is the most common infectious disease in humans and is mainly caused by coronaviruses or rhinoviruses. …

Cold or allergies? How to tell the difference

Colds and allergies are two common conditions that affect both children and adults, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults can expect to have two to three colds a year. Children are likely to have even more colds …

Tips for sleeping better

Getting enough good-quality sleep is essential for a person’s physical and mental health. Some simple sleep hygiene practices and home remedies can help people sleep better. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people aged 18–60 years get 7 …

Cancer: ‘Ultra-processed’ foods may increase risk

A large study suggests that increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods — such as soda and sugary drinks, instant noodles, packaged snacks, and some reconstituted meats — may be linked to a proportional rise in cancer risk. Be careful of what …

What are the best foods to fight aging?

Eat well for long and healthy life – that’s a mantra that we’re all familiar with, but what are the best foods to help us achieve that goal? In this article, we give you an overview of some of the …

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