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This Is What Your Brain Looks Like with PTSD

alexkich/Shutterstock Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is distressingly common: The nonprofit organization PTSD United notes that “70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives.” And the condition seems to bring about permanent changes in how the brain functions, say researchers. PTSD is… Read More »

‘Opioid epidemic:’ Pharmacists want to restrict low-dose codeine products like Tylenol 1

REGINA — Pharmacists say it’s time for Canada to restrict access to over-the-counter codeine as the country grapples with an opioid crisis. There have been renewed calls to limit access of low-dose codeine products, including Tylenol 1 and their generic counterparts, since a pharmacy in Saskatchewan was disciplined for failing to understand how the drug… Read More »

It Sure Looked Like Cersei Died on Game of Thrones—and if So, Fans Aren’t Happy

Warning: The following post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5. If you don’t want to know what happens in this beast of an episode, turn back now! • Cersei and Jaime Lannister appeared to die on Sunday night’s Game of Thrones.• Some fans were disappointed that after all this time, the… Read More »

9 Conditions That Look Like Autism—but Aren’t

Conditions While the symptoms may seem similar, these conditions aren’t actually autism. Here’s how experts tell the difference. What is autism? Nixx Photography/Shutterstock This condition turns up early in childhood or even infancy, and it’s characterized by a child’s difficulties with speech, non-verbal communication, and repetitive behaviors, according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The… Read More »

Like racecars and geese, cancer cells draft their way to new tumor sites

by Heidi Hall Finding gives boost to fighting through cell metabolism NASCAR has nothing on cancer cells when it comes to exploiting the power of drafting, letting someone else do the hard work of moving forward while you coast behind. Building on the relatively new discovery that metastatic cancer cells leave tumors and travel in clusters,… Read More »