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    • 29 AUG 18
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    How "club drug" ketamine may help ease depression

    The anesthetic ketamine has drawn excitement in recent years as a fast-acting and effective treatment for severe depression. Now, a small, new study sheds light on exactly how the drug works to treat depression, with a surprising finding: Ketamine needs to activate opioid receptors in order to have anti-depressant effects. The new findings challenge previous views on how the

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    • 28 AUG 18
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    STDs rise to record levels in U.S., CDC reports

    The United States is experiencing a “steep and sustained” spike in sexually transmitted diseases, a new government analysis shows. Cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia all increased in 2017, making it the fourth straight year in which STD infections continued to rise. “The United States continues to have the highest STD rates in the industrialized

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    • 28 AUG 18
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    Experimental cancer treatment for dogs could one day help humans

    Sen. John McCain died Saturday after a year-long battle with glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer in people. It is rare, with only about 20,000 cases in the U.S. each year. It’s the same type of aggressive cancer that claimed the life of his Senate colleague Ted Kennedy in 2009. Glioblastoma can be very difficult

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    • 27 AUG 18
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    Warnings raised about leading cause of kids’ accidental deaths: "You can’t drown-proof a child"

    Bode and Morgan Miller’s daughter, Emmy, was playing at a neighbor’s house when the 19-month-old slipped out unseen, fell into their pool and drowned. “And I opened the door, and she was floating, facedown in the pool,” Morgan Miller said. “And I jumped in, and I pulled her out. And I started CPR. “Every time

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    • 27 AUG 18
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    Study raises concerns about pot smoking by breastfeeding mothers

    CHICAGO — Marijuana’s main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers’ breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could enable it to disrupt brain development and potentially cause harm, although solid evidence

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    • 26 AUG 18
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    Couple’s love story started with a CPR kiss

    Andi Traynor and Max Montgomery’s relationship nearly ended before it even started. They met through Facebook: Montgomery posted an invite asking friends to train with him for a marathon paddleboard event in New York City and Traynor answered. After their fourth paddle session, Montgomery felt a burning sensation in his chest. “I kept saying just

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    • 26 AUG 18
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    Couple’s love story started with a CPR kiss

    Andi Traynor and Max Montgomery’s relationship nearly ended before it even started. They met through Facebook: Montgomery posted an invite asking friends to train with him for a marathon paddleboard event in New York City and Traynor answered. After their fourth paddle session, Montgomery felt a burning sensation in his chest. “I kept saying just

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