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Video about using psychedelic drugs to treat anxiety, addiction, and OCD

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In the last decade, researchers at Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere have launched new studies investigating whether psychedelic drugs, from shrooms to LSD to DMT, can treat mental disorders ranging from depression and PTSD to anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Show More Summary

Dr. Thomas Kirsch to lead National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Thomas Kirsch, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, has been selected as the next director of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences following a nationwide search. The announcement was made July 28, 2016, by USU President Dr. Richard Thomas.

New Evidence: How Amino Acid Cysteine Combats Huntington's Disease

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington's disease.

Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic Debuts in Pune for Clinical Research and Community-Based Care

The Maryland-based health care informatics company CTIS and its founders, Raj and Bharti Shah, have collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College to equip and dispatch a custom-designed mobile health care services van in the state of Maharashtra in India.

CRACUNS Underwater Drone

Developed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System is able to lurk for months, hundreds of feet beneath the water’s surface, then deploy to carry out aerial missions on command.

The Apple Watch App For Seizures May Soon Predict Their Onset

EpiWatch, from Johns Hopkins, used ResearchKit to gather enough data that the creators believe they will soon be able to detect seizures before they happen. Shaina Mims was diagnosed with epilepsy after having a seizure at work in 2008, and she's lived with seizures ever since. Read Full Story

THE NEURAL UNDERPINNINGS OF VOLITION? This Johns Hopkins University press release says researchers a…

THE NEURAL UNDERPINNINGS OF VOLITION? This Johns Hopkins University press release says researchers at the school have glimpsed “the human brain making a purely voluntary decision to act.” The research team asked ““What parts of the brain are involved in free choice?” An implication: “Now that scientists have a way to track choices made from […]

Many Skin Cancer Patients Still Too Likely to Sunburn

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins concludes that a substantial number of people with a history of the most frequent kind of nonmelanoma skin cancers still get sunburned at the same rate as those without previous history, probably because they are not using sun-protective methods the right way or in the right amounts.

Majority of Physicians Have Favorite Patients, Study Finds

Physicians like the majority of their patients, but a majority like some more than others, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.

Infections, Antibiotic Use Linked to Manic Episodes in People with Serious Mental Illness

In research using patient medical records, investigators from Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt Health System report that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were more likely to be on antibiotics to treat active infections than a group of people without a mental disorder.

Gates Institute Announces 'The Challenge Initiative'

The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is launching The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global urban reproductive health program supported by a three-year, $42 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Chronic fatigue syndrome flare-ups caused by straining muscles and nerves

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published in PLOS ONE shows that symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, a complex and disabling multisystem disorder, can be provoked by imposing a mild to moderate strain to the muscles and nerves. read more

Charm City: It’s Not About Freddie Gray, but Baltimore’s Economic Plunge

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. After today’s acquittal of Lt. Brian Rice in the ongoing Freddie Gray saga, lead prosecutor Marilyn Mosby is batting a perfect 0-4. The three...Show More Summary

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Celebrates and Says Farewell to Baccalaureate Program

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will celebrate its last class receiving a bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing at the school's degree completion ceremony on July 22.

No Happy End in Sight? 'Turkey Won't See Any Stability in Near Future'

Radio Sputnik discussed the failed coup attempt with Turkey analyst and Istanbul-based researcher with the Silk Road Studies Program at John Hopkins University - Gareth Jenkins.

Team-trained health care staff can reduce patient deaths by 15 percent

Team training of health care employees can reduce patient mortality by 15 percent, according to a new study from Rice University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of Central Florida, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. read more

Increasing rates of medical male circumcision, female ART coverage linked with lower rates of HIV

In a study appearing in the July 12 issue of JAMA, an HIV/AIDS theme issue, Xiangrong Kong, Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, and colleagues examined whether increasing community medical male circumcision and antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage was associated with reduced community HIV incidence in Uganda. read more

Despite Advances, HIV Epidemic Continues Among Gay Men Across the Globe

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men continue to have disproportionately high burdens of HIV infection in countries of low, middle and high income around the world, a new study led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

Look-Back Study Suggests Some Major Scoliosis Surgeries Can Be Avoided

In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases.

Blood Test to Detect DNA Fragments Shed from Colon Cancers Accurately Predicts Disease's Recurrence

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and University of Melbourne report they have used a genetic test that spots bits of cancer-related DNA circulating in the blood to accurately predict the likelihood of the disease's return in some -- but not all -- of a small group of patients with early-stage colon cancer.

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