Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19

The authors claim that theirs is the first study to examine the link between COVID-19 and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, as well as to explore intentional COVID-19 exposure. Their study found that 83 U.S. adults (9.2% of their sample) reported intentionally exposing themselves to COVID-19. Given how contagious the virus is, the authors contend this […]

Bundesliga transfer blog: Cordoba linked with Hertha move

Despite rumors suggesting a deal was imminent, Ligue 1 side Angers publically announced that they have turned down an €11 million offer from Freiburg for Santamaria. The fee would have made the holding midfielder Freiburg’s record signing, but now there is a big question mark behind any potential deal.

Psychedelics and the Out-of-Body Experience

What about OBEs that actually occur during cannabis use? Many users report changes in bodily sense, including familiar-sounding vibrations, or the classic “vibrational state.” “I feel a vibration or tingling sensation in some or all of my body that I can tell is not an actual muscle tremor by looking at my body” (Tart 1971 p118-19). […]

Ayahuasca and Its Potential to Treat PTSD

Ayahuasca can be dangerous, as it might increase the risk of having a manic episode in people with bipolar disorder or a family history of the disorder. And, excessive use can lead to serotonin syndrome, especially when used in conjunction with SSRIs. A few deaths due to the consumption of Ayahuasca have also been reported. […]

Fires raise fight over climate change before Trump’s visit

Forest management, which includes tree thinning and brush clearing, is costly, labor-intensive work that is effective in reducing fuel for wildfires. Millions of dollars are spent on such reduction efforts every year in Western states though many argue more needs to be done. The efforts can also be undercut when homeowners in rural areas don’t […]