clinical trials

The Burnout and Escapism Issue

Going Underground

The resurgence in clinical trials into the effectiveness of LSD, MDMA, and psilocybin in treating depression and trauma has received widespread publicity. But outside the labs, regular people are taking psychedelic therapy into their own hands.
Jenny Valentish
12.10.18
Stuck in the 50s

Medical Studies Still Exclude People of Color

And that's a huge problem.
Alexandra Ossola
6.2.17
Parental Advisory

More Evidence That Weed Extract Effectively Treats Epilepsy in Children

It's the first large randomized clinical trial of CBD to help treat seizures.
Alexandra Ossola
5.24.17
Op-Ed

People Really Need to Know When They're Being Experimented On

Medical historian Alice Dreger argues against a worrying trend of researchers conducting clinical trials without fully informing the participants.
Alice Dreger
1.31.17
Health

The Devastating Effects of a 1940s 'Wonder Pill' Haunt Women Generations Later

DES was a form of synthetic estrogen marketed to women in the mid-20th century, and an estimated five to 10 million women took it while pregnant. The drug was later found to cause miscarriage and a rare form of vaginal cancer in girls.
Amanda Arnold
1.5.17
Canada

Scientists Are Now Trying Fecal Transplants on Kids

Desperate parents are attempting DIY fecal transplants on their kids.
Kate Lunau
9.16.16
Drugs

New Trials Are Using Ketamine to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Researchers in the UK and US are running studies to see if ketamine could help prevent alcoholics from relapsing.
Stephen Buranyi
7.21.16
depression

This Desert Town Is Full of People With a Mysterious Disease

Snowflake, Arizona has become an oasis for the afflicted.
Sarah Emerson
7.13.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, the GOP agrees to gun control votes after a 15-hour filibuster, Facebook is urged to give over information on Omar Mateen, Broadway stars will record a fundraising song for a Florida LGBT center, and more.
Vice Beta
6.16.16
Health

Magic Mushrooms Could Be the Future of Antidepressants

We spoke to Dr. Mark Bolstridge, a clinical psychiatrist searching for alternative and unusual treatments for depression.
Sophie Hyatt
5.25.16
Meducation

My Life As a Full-Time Human Guinea Pig

There are worse ways to make a living than getting paid to piss in a bucket.
Sophie Saint Thomas
4.27.16
Health

My Life As a Full-Time Human Guinea Pig

There are worse ways to make a living than getting paid to piss in a bucket.
Sophie Saint Thomas
4.27.16
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