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Researchers Find 1,000-year-old Shamans in Bolivia | Archeology

An international team of anthropologists and bio-archaeologists have found the primary ingredients of ayahuasca – a plant-based drink reported to induce hallucinations and altered consciousness – in a 1000-year-old leather bundle of a Bolivian Andes mountain chamber. Two of the artifacts of the 1000-year-old ritual bundle of Cueva del Chileno, southwestern Bolivia: the impressive bag made of three foxes ( …

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Health official warning of Hepatitis C strain in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The Iowa Department of Public Health wants to warn about a strain of hepatitis C in the state. Researchers say more than 18,000 were diagnosed with the virus since 2000 However, they say the number of cases their infection is possibly larger Experts say if untreated, hepatitis C can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. percent …

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Instagram will block hashtags spreading fake news about vaccines

Instagram previously blocked hashtags that contained false information, like #vaccinescauseautism and #vaccinescauseaids. Now the company will also block hashtags that do not necessarily contain debunked information but are used by anti-growers to spread demonstrably false claims. For instance, if groups started using the hashtag # vaccines1234 to share misinformation, that hashtag would be blocked by Instagram. When a hashtag is …

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Placebos May Be A Powerful Tool That Medicine Has Overlooked: NPR

Physicians believe placebos work only if patients think they're getting medicine. In other words, doctors have two patients. But there might be way to get place to work without deception NOEL KING, HOST: The placebo effect – it's when people who participate in clinical trials feel better after taking sugar pills, and it's pretty common. Researchers have asked whether doctors …

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Genetically modified virus saves teenage life, gives hope in the fight against antibiotic resistance

"Children with cystic fibrosis are very likely to pick up all sorts of unpleasant infections," said her mother, Jo Carnell-Holdaway. When her doctors stopped the intravenous antibiotics that caused Isabelle's serious side effects, the bacterial infection that had afflicted her for years came back with revenge. Her surgical incision became vivid red. In January 2018, "his life really began to …

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Addiction Medicine Mostly Prescribed To Whites, Even As Opioid Deaths Rose Among Blacks

White drug users addicted to heroin, fentanyl and other opioids had near-exclusive access to buprenorphine, a drug that curves the craving for opioids and reduces the chance of a fatal overdose. That's according to a study out Wednesday from the University of Michigan. It appears in JAMA Psychiatry Researchers reviewed two national surveys of physician-reported prescriptions. From 2012 to 2015, …

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