Microdosing Psychedelics Linked to Better Mood & Focus

As far as I am aware, no. It is theoretically possible to have some long-term effects with chronic LSD recreational dosing (HPPD, some controversy here), and my understanding is that repeated LSD+ecstasy recreational dosing can screw up the serotonin system pretty badly. For microdosing, the effects are very small to begin with, and the chronic effects More...

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Freedom to Dissent and the New Blacklist in America
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Freedom to Dissent and the New Blacklist in America

Every July 4 since our nation declared independence in 1776, Americans have celebrated this truth: “… that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable More...

By Boston Journal On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Some people have the ability to control HIV naturally, without treatment (less than 1% of people living with HIV). Working ex vivo, scientists successfully reprogrammed cells from infected non-controller individuals to give them the same antiviral potency as HIV controllers’ unique immune cells. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the subtitle and first paragraph of the linked academic press release here: Cells from the rare individuals who naturally control HIV infection have been the focus More...

Beet Noodle Arugula Salad Recipe
By Boston Journal On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Beet Noodle Arugula Salad Recipe

Beets are a popular salad ingredient not just because they make the dish more colorful, but they also pack flavor that can elevate it. If you want to make a meal that’s oozing with that “wow” factor, More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Children who were prenatally exposed to opioids went on to have lower IQ scores than those who weren’t exposed to the medications, according to a new study (n= 1,455). They also have more physical development problems. At least 1 in 5 women in high-income countries used an opioid during pregnancy. : Health

The post title is a copy and paste from the second paragraph of the linked popular press article here: Children who were prenatally exposed to opioids went on to have lower IQ scores than those who weren’t More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, July 12th, 2019
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Hydrangeas Are a Beautiful Way to Brighten Up Your Garden

Even if you don’t have a green thumb, gardening is one of life’s simple pleasures. Digging in the dirt and nurturing plant life may help fill a void or release stress. Planting a garden connects you More...

By Boston Journal On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Women at high risk of developing ovarian cancer have lower levels of protective “friendly” vaginal bacteria, as do women diagnosed with the disease, according to a new study. Further research hopes to demonstrate that re-introducing lactobacilli into the vagina will reduce risk of the disease. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the subtitle and seventh paragraph of the linked academic press release here: Women at high risk of developing ovarian cancer have lower levels of protective “friendly” More...

Statins Double Diabetes Rates
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Statins Double Diabetes Rates

Statins are a type of medication prescribed to lower cholesterol levels. They work by blocking an enzyme in the liver your body uses to make cholesterol.1 Although vilified for many years as causing heart attacks More...

By Boston Journal On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
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US life expectancy has been declining. Here’s why : Health

“The causes of liver disease can vary, from genetics to alcohol consumption and obesity.” I’m 59 and have been drinking 2 to 3 glasses of wine a night pretty much consistently for the past 20 More...

Zinc Deficiency Linked With Gluten Sensitivity
By Boston Journal On Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Zinc Deficiency Linked With Gluten Sensitivity

Scientists have been researching several aspects of celiac disease for decades, but in recent years, studies have revealed that adults with specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies, particularly low levels of More...