Drugs

Innovation
Gaming tech could ease pain during surgery — here’s how
Sofia Quaglia
Mind and Body
What are the side effects of the new Covid-19 bivalent booster?
Miriam Fauzia
Innovation
A rodent "backpack" could speed up cancer drug discovery
Hannah Thomasy
Mind and Body
Psychedelic trips and near-death experiences result in strikingly similar shifts in mindset
Katie MacBride
Innovation
This high-tech contact lens could diagnose cancer — and maybe treat it, too
Molly Glick
Mind and Body
Psilocybin therapy reduces heavy drinking by up to 83 percent in landmark trial
Katie MacBride
Innovation
This breakthrough stem-cell therapy could reverse genetic blindness
Charles Q. Choi
Science
Some people with epilepsy find relief with CBD — but the market is murky
Kaiser Health News and Eric Berger
Mind and Body
Can mad honey get you high? A bee expert reveals the answer
Elana Spivack
Mind and Body
What’s in your sports supplement? New paper warns of accidental doping
Ali Pattillo
Mind and Body
Male birth control is at our fingertips. Will we ever grasp it?
Elana Spivack
Science
How are drugs absorbed in the body? The science of medicine, explained
Tom Anchordoquy and The Conversation
Innovation
Ketamine can treat depression — but teletherapy could make it accessible
Nick Hilden
Science
The surprising way psilocybin alters the brain’s chemistry to treat depression
Clare Tweedy and The Conversation
Entertainment
'Better Call Saul' Season 6 has “a pretty clear vision,” says star Tony Dalton
Mónica Marie Zorrilla
Gaming
10 years ago, 'Fez' changed indie gaming forever with one mind-blowing trick
Jake Kleinman
Mind and Body
New brain scans may reveal why psilocybin is such a potent antidepressant
Katie MacBride
Mind and Body
Does creatine make you stronger? How the supplement may boost athleticism
Ali Pattillo
Mind and Body
Insomnia is on the rise. A doctor warns melatonin might not be the solution
Lourdes M. DelRosso
Mind and Body
MDMA plus therapy is highly effective for treating PTSD, trial shows
Katie MacBride
Culture
The 10 best subreddits for when you're high
Jessica Lucas
Science
These North American birds had completely unexpected responses to the Moon
Ashley Bardhan
Mind and Body
Researchers mapped psychedelics in the brain — challenging our understanding of how the drugs work
Katie MacBride
Mind and Body
Does cannabis help with headaches? What scientists know so far
Sarah Sloat
Mind and Body
Did Coca-Cola contain cocaine? An anthropologist reveals the complicated truth
Elana Spivack
Mind and Body
66 years ago, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous tried LSD — and ignited a controversy still raging today
Katie MacBride
Mind and Body
Scientists discover CBD — and not THC — may prevent Covid-19 infection in cells
Claire Cameron
Entertainment
You need to watch the trippiest sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime ASAP
David Grossman
Science
Why space junk could threaten the future of interplanetary exploration
Ashley Bardhan
Mind and Body
Can weed cure Covid-19? Two cannabinoids hint at a possible treatment
Claire Cameron
Mind and Body
Ketamine-assisted therapy could help heavy drinkers stay sober longer — study
Kaitlin Sullivan
Mind and Body
68 years ago, Aldous Huxley laid the groundwork for the psychedelic renaissance
Ido Hartogsohn
Mind and Body
Can MDMA treat PTSD? Latest trials confirm the benefits
C. Michael White and Adrian V. Hernandez
Mind and Body
Need a "miracle cure"? Why breakthrough treatments are so hard to find
Michael Bhaskar
Mind and Body
Vaping nicotine may cause a sexual-health side effect in men — study
Katie MacBride
Science
Geneticists reveal the evolutionary origins of Cannabis sativa
Elana Spivack
Science
Can you get high on nutmeg? A doctor explains what it does to the brain
Sarah Wells
Culture
Indica vs. sativa: Why cannabis labels are meaningless
Sophie Watts
Mind and Body
Magic mushroom study hints psilocybin repairs alcohol-induced brain damage
Katie MacBride
Mind and Body
Has Covid-19 changed our relationship to drugs? The answer is complicated
Sofia Quaglia
Mind and Body
“Aharon said it was healing:” How psychedelic therapy was undermined by abuse
Katie MacBride
Innovation
How THC “breathalyzers” work, and why some experts say they’re flawed
Sarah Wells
Science
Can you get high from poppy seeds? A toxicologist reveals the dangerous truth
Sarah Wells
Mind and Body
Covid-19: What to know about mix-and-match vaccine boosters
Glenn J. Rapsinski
Mind and Body
Covid-19 booster shot: Schedule, side-effects, concerns, and usefulness
Nick Lucchesi, Sarah Sloat, Claire Cameron and John Wenz
Mind and Body
Merck antiviral Covid-19 pill: How it works, price, release date
Katie MacBride
Science
Discovery: Tobacco use goes back much further into human history than we thought
Nick Lucchesi
Science
Archeologists discover the earliest known use of tobacco in Utah
Tara Yarlagadda
Mind and Body
Five biological factors may help explain prescription drug side effects
C. Michael White
Culture
Covid-19 vaccine: Why good diet and exercise aren't enough to fight the virus
Richard Bloomer