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Target the type of pain for better pain relief

Target the type of pain for better pain relief

In the old days, pain was pain, and there was not a lot of differentiating on the best way to treat it. Then came along powerful morphine in the late 1800s, and more than ...

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Opiate addiction and the history of pain and race in the US

Opiate addiction and the history of pain and race in the US

“I have had little or no sleep, owing to the tooth ache or rather stump ache,” Elizabeth Drinker wrote in her diary one night in 1796. “One of my Eye teeth very sore, my ...

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Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US

Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US

On June 12, the American Medical Association announced that drug shortages pose an urgent public health crisis. This crisis should be of concern to all Americans. The ...

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As Venezuela’s public health system collapses, mosquito-borne viruses re-emerge

As Venezuela’s public health system collapses, mosquito-borne viruses re-emerge

The ability to predict which virus will cause the next epidemic is a science, an art and a gamble. We have learned through our work in Venezuela that it’s always a good ...

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How can a baby have 3 parents?

How can a baby have 3 parents?

It seems impossible, right? We have been taught from the time we were young that babies are made when a sperm and an egg come together, and the DNA from these two cells ...

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Fathers forgotten when it comes to services to help them be good parents, new study finds

Fathers forgotten when it comes to services to help them be good parents, new study finds

Fathers have a significant impact on their children’s well-being – an impact that begins even before the child is born. In fact, studies have shown that fathers who are ...

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What’s behind the need to numb and to seek a final escape?

What’s behind the need to numb and to seek a final escape?

Suicide rates in the U.S. have increased nearly 30 percent in less than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 7. These mind-numbing ...

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Digital mental health drug raises troubling questions

Digital mental health drug raises troubling questions

Moments after Neo eats the red pill in “The Matrix,” he touches a liquefied mirror that takes over his skin, penetrating the innards of his body with computer code. When I ...

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Mind molding psychedelic drugs could treat depression, and other mental illnesses

Mind molding psychedelic drugs could treat depression, and other mental illnesses

It seems that psychedelics do more than simply alter perception. According to the latest research from my colleagues and me, they change the structures of neurons ...

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Mind molding psychedelic drugs could treat depression, and other mental illnesses

Mind molding psychedelic drugs could treat depression, and other mental illnesses

It seems that psychedelics do more than simply alter perception. According to the latest research from my colleagues and me, they change the structures of neurons ...

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