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How Artificial Intelligence Is Being Used to Discover New Uses for Drugs

How Artificial Intelligence Is Being Used to Discover New Uses for Drugs

Deep learning, frequently referred to as artificial intelligence, a branch of machine learning utilizing multiple layers of neurons to model high-level abstractions in data, has outperformed humans in tasks including image, text and voice recognition, autonomous driving and others, and is now being applied to drug discovery and biomarker development. In a study published in […]

Why going cold turkey isn’t such a great idea

Why going cold turkey isn’t such a great idea

Whether a hard drug user, addict, a self-medicator or a taker of prescription drugs, quitting drug use completely and going cold turkey can actually cause a decline in mental health – even if you are successful in breaking the addiction. Going cold turkey – abruptly stopping a habit rather than gradually being weaned off it […]

Should Placebo Drugs be Readily Available?

Should Placebo Drugs be Readily Available?

The placebo effect is the beneficial effect a person feels from consciously or unconsciously taking a pill or procedure that is not medically proven to be effective in any way. This definition comes from the Placebo Research Center, but differs from what people commonly believe. In psychology and other sectors the placebo is simply an […]