Tag Archives: U.S.

Can psychedelics treat anorexia, depression? U.S. scientists get millions to find out

Since childhood, Rachael Petersen had lived with an unexplainable sense of grief that no drug or talk therapy could entirely ease. So in 2017 she volunteered for a small clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University that was testing psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, for chronic depression. “I was so depressed,” Petersen, 29, said… Read More »

Democrats clash on healthcare, border in scrappy first U.S. presidential debate

MIAMI (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party’s divisions on whether to abolish private insurance and shift to a Medicare-for-All system. In the first round of back-to-back debates, several of the lesser-known candidates vied for attention in… Read More »

Denver votes to become first U.S. city to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

Psilocybin or “magic mushrooms” are seen in an undated photo provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Washington, U.S. May 7, 2019. DEA/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – Denver will become the first city in the United States to decriminalize magic mushrooms, based on final unofficial results on Wednesday of a ballot initiative about… Read More »

U.S. high court temporarily blocks Louisiana abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily prevented a Louisiana law imposing strict regulations on abortion clinics from taking effect in a case that presents a key test on the contentious issue following last year’s retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, a pivotal supporter of abortion rights. FILE PHOTO: Anti-abortion marchers rally at… Read More »

U.S. citizen leaks data on 14,200 people in Singapore with HIV

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An HIV-positive American who had been deported from Singapore after serving a jail term has leaked online the personal data of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners diagnosed in the city-state with the virus. A view of the skyline of Singapore October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su The disclosure by Singapore’s health ministry late Monday,… Read More »