Tagged: hormone

How do drugs affect the brain?

Most people will take a pill, receive an injection, or otherwise take some kind of medicine during their lives. But most of us don’t know anything about how these substances actually work. How can...

The neuroscience of addiction

Neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the case that addiction isn’t a disease at all, although it has been recently branded as such. [Via:The Royal Institution]

Is your thyroid an underperformer?

You may be surprised to learn that the most commonly prescribed medication in the U.S. isn’t one of the statins or a blood pressure drug—it’s levothyroxine, a synthetic version of a thyroid hormone (called...

Osteopenia: what to do about bone loss

It’s easy to take your bones for granted—until you break one. As we grow older, our bones become weaker and more brittle because of reduced density, loss of mass, and deterioration of bone architecture....

How to increase testosterone naturally

All about testosterone If you had asked a doctor 10 years ago about bumping testosterone into the high-normal range to enhance one’s physique, chances are slim you would have gotten a positive response. “Testosterone...

Psychedelics for depression and PTSD?

The Aztecs and Timothy Leary touted the psychological benefits of mind-altering psychedelic drugs. Now, science is finding out they may have been right. Researchers are investigating the use of the mind-altering drugs psilocybin, for...