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New CDC guidelines say face masks protect those wearing them, too—here are the best ones

New CDC guidelines say face masks protect those wearing them, too—here are the best ones

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a statement that face masks do in fact offer protection to the wearer in addition to helping prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Initially, it was thought that masks only prevented individuals from spreading the virus to others, but new research shows that exposure from infectious droplets is lowered through the filtration […]

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Ketamine as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: a review

Ketamine as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: a review

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to make headlines given multiple military engagements across the world and civilian traumas, and resultant PTSD development continues at an even pace. Currently, antidepressant and cognitive-behavioral therapy have the greatest evidence base but still do not yield a remission of PTSD symptoms in many patients. Off-label and novel treatments continue […]

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Using genetic information to inform policy on cannabis

Using genetic information to inform policy on cannabis

Cannabis is a commonly used drug, and a substantialminority of individuals who use it frequently willdevelop cannabis use disorder (CUD). Johnson andcolleagues1 identify a high genetic correlation betweenliability to frequent cannabis use and CUD. This finding isin line with previous twin research, which has identifieda high correlation between additive genetic influencesacting on exposure to cannabis, […]