Global Health Topics

At-home Ketamine for Anxiety & Depression: An Interview with Mindbloom

At-home Ketamine for Anxiety

At-home Ketamine for anxiety and depression…sounds interesting but does it work? There is an explosion of interest in how psychedelics and other kinds of alternatives might be used to treat depression and anxiety, diseases that are notoriously difficult to treat, particularly for the long-term. Further, lots of prescribed medication for anxiety and depression come with […]

Psychedelics for Weight Loss?

Psychedelics for Weight Loss

Psychedelics for weight loss or weight management? How about for fighting our growing rates of obesity?  One researcher studying it thinks it might be possible. There is a renewed interest in how psychedelics might be used to treat and/or prevent various health ailments. It’s getting less and less taboo to talk about the health benefits […]

Epidemic of Cancer in Young People?

Epidemic of Cancer in Young People

Is there an emerging epidemic of cancer in young people?  Some research suggests there is. When you consider the possibility of this along with rising rates of obesity and related chronic issues, it’s quite concerning. Not only will young people’s lives be cut short, in years, quality or both, but trying to pay for healthcare […]

Running with Headlines: Headline Science Troubles:

Running with Headlines

Running with Headlines & Headline Science Troubles: For today’s musings in scicomms…What’s in a headline?  And what do we do with headlines? To explain, let me share a Running with Headlines experience that happened: I recently had Dr. Shuji Ogino (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School) on my Causes or Cures podcast to […]

Celebrate Lost Loved Ones Map: The Opioid Epidemic

Celebrate Lost Loved Ones Map

Celebrate Lost Loved Ones Map: Mapping our way out of the Opioid Epidemic: Hey there. The opioid epidemic is still raging, and people are still dying as a result. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic made it worse. The opioid epidemic is the biggest health disinformation campaigns in my lifetime. It was fueled by a cartel…though not […]

History of Psychedelic Medicine (And the Future)

History of Psychedelic Medicine

  The history of psychedelic medicine…and what might happen in the future: The prospect of psychedelic medicine is (once again) all the range, particularly its usefulness for various psychiatric conditions. I became interested in psychedelic medicine, because people I knew from my Army days began turning to it to help with things like PTS, depression, […]

Industry’s Influence on Health: UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Groups

Industry's Influence on Health

Hi guys. Continuing our exploration of the pharmaceutical industry’s influence on health and health policy at a global level, in this Causes or Cures podcast, I have a conversation with Emily Rickard about her research on how the industry influences the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Groups. She will explain what the All-Party Parliamentary Groups, particularly the […]

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