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Meet the doctor curing fake vaccine news

Meet the doctor curing fake vaccine news

Technology
The anti-vaxx hoax, which claims that life-saving vaccines actually cause autism in children, has spread in Italy - and beyond - in recent years, causing a drastic increase in the number of parents who refuse to protect their kids from deadly diseases.Waging a Twitter war against conspiracy theories, a 56-year-old doctor has become an unlikely celebrity in Italy, perhaps even a future political figure.Roberto Burioni doesn't mince words, which is part of his appeal."I don't mind being curt with those who spend five minutes on Google and want to teach me about virology, which I have studied for 35 years," he told Sky News in an interview."Science is no democracy." Image: Roberto Burioni has become a social media celebrity Anti-vaxxers ...
Doctors to research MDMA effects on curing alcoholism

Doctors to research MDMA effects on curing alcoholism

Science
July 4 (UPI) -- Doctors in Britain will begin the world's first study involving MDMA's effects on alcohol addiction.The study's aim is to find out whether small doses of MDMA, most commonly used in the party drug ecstasy, can be used to treat alcohol addiction more effectively than common treatments. In addition to the MDMA, subjects will be put on a psychotherapy treatment course, as well."We know that MDMA works really well in helping people who have suffered trauma and it helps to build empathy," said the study's clinical psychiatrist Ben Sessa, a senior research fellow at Imperial College London, according to the Independent.The study will involve 20 participants who will be heavy drinkers who drink the equivalent of five bottles of wine per day and and have tried multiple treatment op...