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mental health

The FDA Approved a Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray for Hard-to-Treat Depression

The drug, esketamine, is a new kind of antidepressant for people who haven't responded to other treatments.
Lee Hoffer, PhD
3.6.19
Fighting Words

Trump Is a Health Hazard to His Supporters

I’ll never forget how a man pulling an oxygen tank because of severe lung disease told me he would rather die than receive benefits from the Affordable Care Act because it used his tax dollars on “Mexicans and welfare queens."
Jonathan Metzl
3.6.19
Fighting Words

Why We Should Stop Using the Phrase 'Women's Health'

It ignores all the other people—with or without a uterus—who have reproductive health needs.
Meera Shah, MD
3.5.19
Sex

My Boner-Pill Habit Became a Dependence on Nasal Spray

Allow me to explain.
Grant Stoddard
3.4.19
mental health

California Has an Innovative Plan to Deal With Childhood Trauma

California's first-ever surgeon general Nadine Burke Harris is spearheading a movement for the state to become a leader in tracing adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, to the onset of physical and mental illness.
Anna Maria Barry-Jester, California Healthline
3.4.19
Harm Reduction

How One Group Is Expanding Access to Overdose-Reversing Drugs Through the Mail

Since people can already order fentanyl and other harmful drugs via the darknet, NEXT wants to make obtaining items that reduce harm just as easy to get.
Maia Szalavitz
3.1.19
This Week in Science

Having Frequent, Terrifying Dreams Could Mean You Have Nightmare Disorder

This week in science: A lot of people don't feel much when they take CBD, the effects of microdosing, and what goes on in the brains of people with nightmare disorder.
Shayla Love
3.1.19
mental health

Why Stalkers Behave the Way They Do

I was stalked for a decade. Here's what I learned.
Crystal Ponti
2.28.19
Drugs

CBD Could Interact With Prescription Meds

Here's what we know so far about using CBD while you're taking psych meds and other drugs.
Mark Hay
2.28.19
Wellness Lies

Carbs Are Not the Enemy

Many of us probably know people who've lost weight by cutting carbs, but it’s not a sustainable diet, or a particularly healthy one.
K. Aleisha Fetters
2.27.19
POOP

This Is Why Getting Drunk Gives Some People Diarrhea

"I’d expelled about a half-cup of rusty water before my sphincter snapped shut, and I could hobble to the bathroom to finish what I‘d sharted."
Grant Stoddard
2.26.19
HIV

What I Learned from Testing Men for HIV at Gay Bathhouses

I brought the clinic to people in my community who—for a number of reasons—might not otherwise set foot in one.
George M. Johnson
2.26.19
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