The Science of Opioid Addiction and Treatment

Anytime someone hears the term “motivation,” they should really supplant that with dopamine. Because without dopamine, you don’t have motivation. All drugs of abuse cause this unnatural rise of dopamine. And because of that, they’re among the most powerful experiences our brains can have. Individuals struggling with addiction are actually battling millions of years of evolution because our […]

Psoriasis: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Pathology, and Treatment, Animation

Psoriasis is a very common inflammatory skin condition affecting about 3% of the world population. It is a CHRONIC disease that evolves in the form of RECURRENT inflammatory flare-ups followed by periods of partial or complete remission. Psoriasis can begin at any age but often develops in young adulthood. The disease may LOOK contagious, but it is NOT. […]

A new class of drug that could prevent depression and PTSD | Rebecca Brachman

So the first antidepressants were made from, of all things, rocket fuel, left over after World War II. Which is fitting, seeing as today, one in five soldiers develop depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder or both. But it’s not just soldiers that are at high risk for these diseases. It’s firefighters, ER doctors, cancer patients, aid workers, refugees […]

Could We Cure HIV with Lasers? | Patience Mthunzi | TED Talks

What do you do when you have a headache? You swallow an aspirin. But for this pill to get to your head, where the pain is, it goes through your stomach, intestines and various other organs first. Swallowing pills is the most effective and painless way of delivering any medication in the body. The downside, though, is that […]

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