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Quitting Smoking Starts in the Brain

In 2016, 59% of Americans who have ever used cigarettes quit smoking — an increase from 50.8% in 2005. The statistics are encouraging, showing declines in overall cigarette smoking among U.S. adults during that time, but nearly 38 million Americans still smoke every day or “some” days.1 Nearly 7 in 10 current smokers say they… Read More »

Brain scans reveal magic mushroom drug enhances mindfulness meditation

Psychedelic drugs may make meditation more powerfulHero Images Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo By Sam Wong Meditation and psychedelic drugs are both being investigated as potential treatments for improving mental health, but what happens when the two are combined? To find out, scientists invited a group of meditators to take psilocybin, the active component of… Read More »