Childhood sexual abuse: Mental and physical after-effects closely linked

A new Canadian study reveals that the psychological and physical effects of childhood sexual abuse are closely tied. The finding could help healthcare professionals develop more effective interventions and ultimately improve mental and physical health outcomes for survivors of abuse in childhood. Authored by Pascale Vézina-Gagnon, a Ph.D. candidate at Université de Montréal’s Department of […]

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Trump administration plans two meetings on Big Tech on Wednesday

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Wednesday with state attorneys general about removing a liability shield protecting social media companies while the Justice Department holds a call with state officials to discuss the investigation into Alphabet’s Google. The separate meetings highlight the efforts by the Trump administration to move against an industry […]

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FDA issues warning on ‘Benadryl Challenge,’ a rumored viral trend

Taking higher than recommended doses of the allergy medication can cause heart problems, seizures, coma or death. The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Thursday about the dangers of the “Benadryl Challenge,” a rumored TikTok stunt that involves ingesting high doses of the allergy medication to induce hallucinations. “We are aware of news reports […]

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Guts and brains: How microbes in a mother’s intestines affect fetal neurodevelopment

During pregnancy in mice, the billions of bacteria and other microbes that live in a mother’s intestines regulate key metabolites, small molecules that are important for healthy fetal brain development, UCLA biologists report Sept. 23 in the journal Nature. While the maternal gut microbiota has been associated with abnormalities in the brain function and behavior […]

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