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Scientists Discover How Drugs Like Ketamine Induce An Altered State Of Mind : Shots – Health News – NPR

Researchers were able to mimic the mind-altering effects of the drug ketamine by inducing a particular rhythm in one area of the brain.

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Scientists used light to control the firing of specific cells to artificially create a rhythm in the brain, which acted like the mind- bending drug Ketamine
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Out-of-body experiences are all about rhythm, a team reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.
In mice and one person, scientists were able to reproduce the altered state often associated with ketamine by inducing certain brain cells to fire together in a slow-rhythmic fashion.
“There was a rhythm that appeared and i…

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Possible West Nile virus human case reported in Oklahoma County, officials say – KOCO Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department on Tuesday reported an Oklahoma County resident has been tested for West Nile virus and is currently hospitalized.

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OKLAHOMA CITY —The Oklahoma City-County Health Department on Tuesday reported an Oklahoma County resident has been tested for West Nile virus and is currently hospitalized.
People should be aware that by minimizing the exposure to mosquitoes and taking additional preventative measures, the risk and chances of becoming infected are reduced, OCCHD Epidemiologist Cynthia Bates said in a news release.
Local health officials suggest people take the following precautions to protect themselves and fa…

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Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 117,910; Death toll now at 6,680 – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 117,910 as of Tuesday, including 6,680 deaths, state officials report.

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 117,910 as of Tuesday, including 6,680 deaths, state officials report.
Tuesdays update represents 504 new cases and 15 additional deaths, including three from a Vital Records review. On Monday, the state totals were 117,406 cases and 6,665 deaths.
New COVID-19 cases and deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 30,000 per day, with the positive rate between 2.5 a…

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Maine CDC announces new COVID-19 outbreaks in York County – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is investigating several new outbreaks in York County.

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SANFORD, Maine —The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is investigating several new outbreaks in York County.
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said there are 12 cases of the virus at Sanford High School. The high school has switched to remote learning due to the outbreak.
It is the first outbreak involving a public school in Maine, Shah said.
Shah said transmission of the virus is tentatively linked to gatherings outside of the school, including a pickup football ga…

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