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There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of

A compound in the plant that’s been linked to a range of potential health benefits — but doesn’t cause a high — is increasingly being eyed for its use in salves, oils, balms, and beverages. It’s also the active ingredient in a new drug that’s on the cusp of federal approval.

You can control this new software with your brain, and it should make Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg nervous

Nuro uses a non-invasive approach that doesn't involve brain surgery — and it could be a game-changer for patients with no other means of communicating. The company also has big plans to expand.
If you can use credit or debit, you probably won't want to use cash.

What caffeine does to your body and brain

It's a drug many of us depend on. And depending on how we consume it, caffeine may improve memory, boost athletic performance, and be good for the heart.

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging. Here’s how to incorporate them into your life.

Two forms of exercise are key to keep aging muscles from dwindling and protect the brain from age-related decline. A large new study found that older folks who clocked in roughly 52 hours over six months doing things like walking, biking, or yoga showed significant cognitive benefits.

A ‘breakthrough’ depression drug inspired by ketamine is attracting more attention from big pharma

After 35 years of mediocre depression drugs, pharmaceutical companies are jazzed about several new drugs inspired by the club drug ketamine. Allergan, the multinational drugmaker known for Botox, recently dove into research on an injectable depression drug. Now they're going after an oral pill.

I tried a science-backed eating plan tied to a better mood and longer life — and never felt like I was dieting

I tried the Mediterranean diet, a whole-foods meal plan based on vegetables, fish, and healthy fats like those from olive oil and avocados. Here's how to try it and what to know if you're a beginner.

A drug derived from marijuana just got a big lift that will likely make it the first of its kind to get federal approval

A drug derived from marijuana to treat epilepsy is on the brink of winning US government approval. In its third large clinical trial, Epidiolex appeared to significantly reduce the worst symptoms of two severe forms of childhood epilepsy.

Psychedelic drugs appear to fundamentally reorganize the brain — and they’re starting to turn into approved treatments

From magic mushrooms to ketamine, the drugs are being tested for their potential to treat an array of diseases and conditions that currently lack adequate treatments.

A depression drug that researchers have called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big lift

Johnson & Johnson plans to file for FDA approval of a nasal formula of ketamine for depression this year. A new study presented on Saturday suggest the drug, called esketamine, is linked with some very positive results, especially in people with the hardest to treat forms of depression.

There’s no such thing as being right or left-brained — here are 10 misconceptions about the human brain we always get wrong

You've probably heard plenty of 'facts' about the brain which aren't true. Here's a list of the most common ones, and why they are either based on half-truths, or completely false.