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Beer Before Liquor, Never Been Sicker [and 12 Other Myths and Facts About Alcohol]

Most adults have probably heard this saying. Call it a bit of “collegiate wisdom,” the myth that drinking “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear, but beer before liquor, you’ve never been sicker.” Maybe the slightest whiff of truth in this urban legend is that most people drink beer slower than they do liquor. As […]




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Will Blue-181 Be An Effective, Non-Addictive Opioid Alternative For Pain?

Researchers are racing to develop an alternative to prescription opioid painkillers that are just as effective at managing pain, though don’t come with dangerous side effects, including addiction. As the opioid crisis continues to ravage whole communities and kill an estimated 115 people a day, the stakes are incredibly high. Now, three scientists believe they’re […]




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Nutritional Psychiatry’s Growing Importance in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

One of the most important power-players in mental health and wellbeing is the neurotransmitter serotonin. It allows the body and mind to manage mood, regulate sleep, appetite and even reduces physical pain. What might come as a surprise to anyone that’s not a nutritional psychiatrist, though, is that 95 percent of the body’s serotonin is […]




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Getting High on Xanax: A Benzo Buzz or Bummer?

The reason benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, are popular is because they work. The sedative effect suppresses neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for fear, worry and a sense of danger. The medication also boosts confidence. So, for patients that suffer from panic attacks or other anxiety disorders – around 40 million adults in the U.S. – […]




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