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Ayahuasca: Just how safe is this psychoactive brew?

Psychedelic drugs are experiencing something of a renaissance. It's no longer a case of turning on, tuning in and dropping out, as the hippy mantra went in the 1960s. Tripping—whether on magic mushrooms, LSD or psychedelic ...


New insights into medicines for preeclampsia

Burnet Institute researchers have led the development of the first global strategic guidelines—called target product profiles (TPPs)—for medicines to prevent and treat preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder in pregnancy ...


Is ayahuasca safe? New study tallies adverse events

There is a high rate of adverse physical effects and challenging psychological effects from using the plant-based psychoactive ayahuasca, though they are generally not severe, according to a new study by Daniel Perkins of ...

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