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New Research Finds Psychedelic Substance with Potential to Treat Depression

Research from the University of California published in the journal Nature has found that tabernanthalog (TBG), an analogue of the plant-based substance ibogaine, has anti-addictive and antidepressant effects on rats. These promising results suggest that TBG, which is a non-hallucinogenic, safer form of ibogaine, could be useful in treating addiction and depression in humans. Scientists Read More…

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NHS blood donation rules to be relaxed for gay and bisexual men from summer 2021

In what has been described as a “landmark change” by the Health Secretary, there will be a relaxation of the rules surrounding NHS blood donation by gay and bisexual men.  The changes, announced on Monday, follow the conclusions of the FAIR (For the Assessment of Individualised Risk) steering group report. From summer 2021, men who Read More…