Former Test cricketer Michael Slater charged over alleged domestic violence incident

Former Australian Test cricketer Michael Slater has been charged with stalking and harassment offences over an alleged domestic violence incident. The 51-year-old was arrested on Wednesday at a home in Manly on Sydney’s northern beaches. He was taken to Manly police station, interviewed and later charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass or […]

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Partnering with traditional healers boosts HIV testing in Uganda

Collaborating with traditional healers to deliver point-of-care HIV tests to individuals in rural Uganda quadrupled testing rates compared with standard referrals to HIV clinics, according to a trial by Weill Cornell Medicine and Mbarara University of Science and Technology investigators. The healer-delivered HIV testing model has the potential to significantly improve the uptake of HIV […]

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Johns Hopkins Gets First Federal Grant for Psychedelic Treatments Research –And It’s For Tobacco Addiction

Johns Hopkins Medicine has been awarded a federal grant to explore the potential impacts of psilocybin on tobacco addiction—making it the first time in fifty years such funding has been given towards researching the therapeutic effects of a classic psychedelic. The grant, totaling nearly $4 million, is funded by National Institute of Health’s National Institute […]

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Research team launches mobile depression app to aid clinicians in treatment planning

Columbia Psychiatry faculty, in partnership with avoMD, a next-gen clinical decision support platform, have developed an interactive smartphone application that provides point-of-care treatment algorithms for major depression. The app—known as Columbia Psychiatry Pathways—supports and strengthens the ability of clinicians to provide critical mental health services in an outpatient setting. “Depression is fast becoming the leading […]

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