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Anesthesia can cause disturbing sexual hallucinations, leading to lasting psychological trauma
Sedative-hypnotic drugs can distort a patient’s perception of reality. Some patients wake up from a procedure believing they have been sexually assaulted.
Balance declines with age, but exercise can help stave off some of the risk of falling
Lifestyle factors like physical activity, diet and sleep can lower the ‘biological age’ of your cells and tissues and reduce age-related physical decline.
FDA’s approval of the world’s first vaccine against RSV will offer a new tool in an old fight – 4 questions answered
The newly approved RSV vaccine could be rolled out by fall 2023, in time for the typical winter surge in RSV infections.
What does ending the emergency status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US mean in practice? 4 questions answered
The emergency status allowed the federal government to cut through a mountain of red tape, with the goal of responding to the pandemic more efficiently.
Mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion – a clinical psychologist explains how these science-backed practices can improve mental health
Many studies show that consistent meditation practice lowers depression, anxiety and self-criticism.
Cannabis-derived products like delta-8 THC and delta-10 THC have flooded the US market – two immunologists explain the medicinal benefits and potential risks
Researchers are working to determine how and which cannabis products can help those suffering from chronic pain or serious illness. But science is having a hard time keeping up with the booming market.
How will the Supreme Court’s decision on mifepristone affect abortion access? 4 questions answered
The Supreme Court’s ruling on mifepristone keeps the drug accessible for now, but its future is still in limbo.
Watch out for dangerous combinations of over-the-counter cold medicine and prescription drugs – two pharmacoepidemiology experts explain the risks
Some of the prescription medications you’re taking may not mix with over-the-counter drugs.
Anti-mifepristone court decisions rely on medical misinformation about abortion and questionable legal reasoning
If the ruling to reverse the use of mifepristone stands, it will not only severely restrict abortion access for women throughout the US – it will have far-reaching effects on health care.