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Charlotte Figi, the girl who spurred a cannabis movement that changed laws across the world, dies at 13 after being treated as ‘a likely COVID-19 case’

Charlotte Figi, the Colorado girl with epilepsy who helped ignite a medical-cannabis movement that changed laws around the world, died at 13 from complications suspected to be coronavirus-related, according to an announcement on Tuesday. Charlotte and her parents worked with owners of a medical-marijuana dispensary to create a strain with […]
Charlotte Figi, the girl who spurred a cannabis movement that changed laws across the world, dies at 13 after being treated as ‘a likely COVID-19 case’
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A new study finds certain antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs may increase your risk of dementia, and you may not even know you’re on them

New research has found a significant link between anticholinergic drugs – including common antidepressants– and risk of dementia in the long term. Daily use of one of these drugs for three consecutive years or more increased the likelihood of a dementia diagnosis, particularly for middle-aged and elderly patients. Anticholinergic drugs […]
A new study finds certain antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs may increase your risk of dementia, and you may not even know you’re on them
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Drug giant Pfizer isn’t ready to abandon neuroscience — here’s its $150-million ‘star cluster’ strategy for betting on promising brain drug startups

Last year, after several failures related to Alzheimer’s disease drugs, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced it was stepping away from neuroscience research and development. The company isn’t completely done with the field. It partnered with Bain Capital in October to launch neuroscience spinoff Cerevel Therapeutics. Cerevel is part of a much […]
Drug giant Pfizer isn’t ready to abandon neuroscience — here’s its $150-million ‘star cluster’ strategy for betting on promising brain drug startups
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A 19-year-old sang through her surgery to preserve her musical talents and her doctor called it ‘the performance of a lifetime’

After 19-year-old Kira Iaconetti was diagnosed with musicogenic epilepsy, a form of epilepsy where listening and singing music can trigger seizures, she needed brain surgery. After consulting with doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Iaconetti underwent an awake surgery where she remained conscious and sang throughout the procedure. Awake surgeries can […]
A 19-year-old sang through her surgery to preserve her musical talents and her doctor called it ‘the performance of a lifetime’
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Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses.

There’s been a recent resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs’ potential to address conditions like anxiety and depression. Venture firms and researchers are on it. This week, the world’s first psychedelics-only VC launched in Canada, Business Insider reported exclusively. Scientists are studying drugs including mushrooms, ecstasy (MDMA), and ketamine – […]
Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses.
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There’s soaring interest in CBD, the marijuana compound in a drug that could be the first to win FDA approval — here’s what it does

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that won’t get you high. Researchers are beginning to study its potential health applications, which range from pain relief to curbing certain types of epileptic seizures. Scientists and startups working on cannabis-based drugs say the biggest hole in CBD research has […]
There’s soaring interest in CBD, the marijuana compound in a drug that could be the first to win FDA approval  —  here’s what it does