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What to know about nyctophobia

Nyctophobia is an irrational or extreme fear of the dark. People with nyctophobia experience significant anxiety, tension, and feelings of uncertainty concerning the dark. Keep reading to learn more about nyctophobia, including the symptoms and causes, as well as how to overcome it. The term comes from two Greek words:…

Letting Pharmacists Provide Naloxone Without Prescription Leads to Surge in Access

Allowing pharmacists in Ohio to provide the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription led to a more than 2,000% increase in dispensing of the drug, a new study finds. State legislators gave Ohio pharmacists permission to dispense naloxone without a prescription in 2015, HealthDay reports. Since then, there has been a…

Psychologists work to make labs more inclusive

Professor Arthur Glenberg, PhD, was finishing up his 12th year as a faculty member at Arizona State University when he realized he could count on one hand the number of ethnic minorities he’d seen in ASU’s cognitive science psychology programs. “We had a grad student who had applied to be…

Can you get a weed ‘hangover?’

The legalization of weed in multiple states is prompting more and more people to become interested in its after effects, including whether or not it can lead to a “hangover.” Researchers have studied the health effects of marijuana, but they currently know very little about “weed hangovers.” In this article,…

Auto-brewery syndrome: Everything you need to know

Auto-brewery syndrome, or gut fermentation syndrome, is a rare condition in which fungi in the gut rapidly convert carbohydrates into alcohol. In recent years, news outlets have covered stories of people claiming that they have auto-brewery syndrome, but researchers are still uncovering its causes. In this article, we discuss what…