Psychedelic Medicine Reduces Inflammation from Asthma

Aside from mental health applications, psychedelics are also known for their antiinflammatory effects. And now, a company called Eleusis has received data from a preclinical study that may pave the way for psychedelic medicines to treat antiinflammatory conditions. 

The company’s researchers investigated 21 psychedelic compounds known to target the serotonin receptor 5-HT2A. Previous research conducted on mice showed that activation of this receptor has an antiinflammatory effect on tissues of the blood vessels and gut. In particular, it was shown to reduce inflammation in asthma patients. 

Aware of their antiinflammatory potential, the researchers wanted to find a psychedelic that would not have the behavioral effects of most psychedelics. As such, they looked at how each of the drugs behaved in rats with allergic asthma. Although all drugs activated the 5-HT2A receptor, they differed in the ability to prevent airway constriction. Surprisingly, the researchers noted that LSD was ineffective. 

They did,

Read More

Coronavirus uncertainty prompts California fitness chain to move outdoors

Coronavirus uncertainty prompts California fitness chain to move outdoors


Hide Transcript
Show Transcript

SPEECH. TONI: THE ONGOING CLOSURE OF INDOOR GYMS IS LEAVING ONE OF THE BIGGEST FITNESS CHAINS TO MAKE A DRASTIC STEP TO ADAPT. TEO: MIKE TESELLE IS LIVE IN ROSEVILLE WITH WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO SURVIVE AS A BUSINESS. MIKE: GOOD MORNING. USUALLY AT CALIFORNIA HEALTH FITNESS WE ARE ON THE GYM FLOOR, AND WE ARE, BUT IT IS IN THE PARKING LOT UNDER THE BIG TENT. THIS IS A DRAMATIC SHIFT IN WHAT GYMS LOOK LIKE AS THEY MOVE OUTDOORS. THIS WEEKEND CREWS WERE ERECTING THESE 20,000 SQUARE-FOOT TENTS IN THE PARKING LOTS OF BIGGEST CLUBS. THIS IS FROM THE ROCKLIN LOCATION. THE UNCERTAINTY OVER THE FATE OF INDOOR GYMS IS MOTIVATING THE CLUB TO MOVE OUTDOORS AND THEY ARE EXPANDING TO DO IT AT 12 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

Read More

Is it safe to go to the dentist with corona? Yes, COVID rules in place

CLOSE

Mason Motz, 6, was at the dentist’s office to get teeth pulled when Dr. Amy Luedemann-Lazar noticed a different issue: He was tongue-tied.

USA TODAY

Dr. Scott Asnis’ dental office in Bellmore, New York, looks a lot different than it did in February.

Today, after checking in inside – where you and the receptionist are separated by a plastic barrier – you are asked to wait in your car until your dentist is ready to see you.

Once called back, you must don a face mask, while dental technicians take your temperature and have you wash your hands thoroughly. Then they ask that you gargle with a peroxide solution to kill any bacteria inside your mouth.

Once in the chair, technicians at the dental chain he founded, Dental365, will not use the typical tools to clean your teeth. Any aerosols to clean your teeth are not used amid the

Read More