Daily Archives: 10/03/2018

MDMA dampens the encoding and retrieval of emotional memories

By ERIC W. DOLAN March 10, 2018 + (Photo credit: psdesign1) MDMA appears to have a stronger effect on emotional memories than non-emotional memories, according to new research. The finding may explain why the drug has beneficial effects for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and similar psychiatric conditions. MDMA, more commonly known as the […]

Living will

Supreme Court allows living will———–In a landmark judgement delivered today, the Supreme Court of India has allowed an individual to draft a living will specifying that they not be put on life support if they slip into an incurable coma. The order was passed by a five judge Constitutional bench comprising Chief Justice of India […]

Harrison on the list

A new study has found that the authors of some of the most authoritative medical textbooks in the world did not disclose financial conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry and medical product companies. The researchers — led by Brian Piper, a neuroscientist at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States […]