Microdosing oneself study – still time to participate

If you’d like to participate in the Imperial College (London, UK) / Beckley Foundation (Oxford, UK) Naturalistic Self-Blinding [psychedelic] Microdose Study, there is still time – as it’s been extended to plant-based psychedelics (mushrooms &etc) as well. An important detail, participants should note that : Also see : Founder and director of the Beckley Foundation, […]

Toy-Car-Ride Versus Drugging [Medical Experiment on Children]

What’s the least-worst way to prevent young kids from becoming jittery as they are about to have surgery? This new experiment plays with that question: “The Effectiveness of Transport in a Toy Car for Reducing Preoperative Anxiety in Preschool Children: A Randomised Controlled Prospective Trial,” P.P. Liu, Y. Sun, C. Wu, W.H. Xu, R.D. Zhang, […]

Drug-Associated Spontaneous Orgasm (DASO): Problem, or Opportunity?

Pharmaceutical companies might experience spontaneous fiscal arousal upon reading a new medical study about drugs that may cause spontaneous orgasms. The study is: “Drug-Associated Spontaneous Orgasm: A Case Report and Systematic Review of Literature,” Wei-Hsi Chen, Yuan-Hsiang Chu, and Kuo-Yen Chen, Clinical Neuropharmacology, epub 2017. The authors, at Shu-Te University and Chang Gung University, Taiwan, […]

“Will a vegetarian diet during pregnancy drive your child to drugs and drink”

This news article explores whether a particular science study corresponds to reality. The news article is “Will a vegetarian diet during pregnancy drive your child to drugs and drink?“, by Sharon Begley, published  in Stat. The science study itself is “Meat Consumption During Pregnancy and Substance Misuse Among Adolescent Offspring: Stratification of TCN2 Genetic Variants,” published in […]

“Um”ing and “Uh”ing (when dosed with Ketamine)

Many people spontaneously use the word (or sound) “Um” in conversation, a phenomenon which has prompted a considerable volume of academic attention (some of which we discussed recently). A question arises though, can someone be induced to say “Um” by chemical means – say with the use of a powerful anaesthetic? Like, for example Ketamine? [Note: […]

Homeopathic medicine possibly contaminated with actual drugs

Some homeopathic remedies might be contaminated by actual remedies — might contain actual drugs — warns The US Food and Drug Administration in  March 20, 2014 alert headlined “Pleo Homeopathic Drug Products by Terra-Medica: Recall – Potential for Undeclared Penicillin“. (Arielle Duhaime-Ross supplies commentary about this, in The Verge). BONUS: All wet: Benveniste explains it to […]

“Being drunk and high during sex is not associated with condom use”

When one speaks of sex, drunkenness, and condoms, one can phrase one’s words in a manner that is indirect and genteel. Want an example of that? See the title of this study: “Being drunk and high during sex is not associated with condom use behaviours: a study of high-risk young Black males,” Richard A. Crosby [pictured […]

A cheerfully depressing investigation: “Which Placebo to Cure Depression?”

This study pokes a pointed stick into lots of questions about medicine, science, and scholarship. The lead author writes (in a note to us) that “It addresses a paradox in modern medicine: antidepressants are often considered to be mere placebos [1] despite the fact that meta-analyses are able to rank them [2]: it follows that it […]

New-fangled Orodispersible Tablets

News about new-fangled orodispersible tablets: “Orodispersible Tablets: New-fangled Drug Delivery System – A Review,” S. A. Sreenivas, P. M. Dandagi, A. P. Gadad, A. M. Godbole, S. P. Hiremath, V.S.Mastiholimath and S. T. Bhagawati, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 39(4) Oct – Dec. 2005, pp. 177 f. The authors, at K. L. E. S’s […]