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Doctors are calling out a new drug that helps people with addiction for costing more than $1,700 a week — while a generic costs just $1

Two months after it became the first federally approved drug of its kind to treat addiction, doctors are calling out Lucemyra, a new branded medication to treat opioid withdrawal, for costing $1,737 more per week than a similar generic drug.

The Thai soccer coach taught his team to meditate in the flooded cave — and it may have played a powerful role in keeping them alive

Ekapol Chanthawong, a former Buddhist monk, helped his soccer team survive in the cave in Thailand by encouraging them to meditate. The practice has a host of health benefits and may be uniquely suited to help people cope in periods of heightened stress.

A pharma CEO says a new depression drug could have lasting effects after one short course, like antibiotics — here’s what experts think

Sage Therapeutics CEO Jeff Jonas said the new drug could help depressed people feel well "with just a two week course of treatment — similar to how antibiotics are used." No existing drug works that way, and this one hasn't yet been studied beyond a limited time frame when most drugs fail.

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 main ingredient in a drug that just became the first of its kind to win government approval.

What marijuana really does to your body and brain

Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug means it's pretty tough to study. Yet some studies have linked marijuana with several health benefits.

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.
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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.