Health & Fitness

ECSTASY WAS JUST LABELLED A ‘BREAKTHROUGH THERAPY’ FOR PTSD BY THE FDA

29 AUG 2017 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as ecstasy, is a ‘breakthrough therapy’ in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thanks to this designation, the drug could have a faster path to pharmaceutical approval. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced …

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AMERICANS ARE CONFUSED ABOUT FOOD AND DON’T KNOW WHERE TO TURN FOR ANSWERS

28 AUG 2017 More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with no genetically modified ingredients contain genes, according to the new nationally representative Food Literacy and Engagement Poll we recently conducted at Michigan State University. For the record, all foods contain genes, and so do all people. The majority …

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FISHING AND THE HUMAN ELEMENT

A recent Nautical Institute Seaways article, in co-ordination with the New Zealand-based FISH Safety Foundation, looked in detail at the growing need to openly discuss safety in the global fishing industry, including the protection of basic human rights: The positive contribution of fishing to the world economy, and the vital …

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