June 18, 2024

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Iowa Illegal Immigrant Law

Iowa attorney general Brenna Bird has vowed to appeal the decision. A federal judge has temporarily blocked Iowa from enforcing a new law that criminalizes illegal immigrants who have been denied entry into the United States and mandates that state judges order their return to their country of origin. U.S. District Judge Stephen H. Locher […]

June 18, 2024

Gambling Online With Credit Cards and Digital Currency Banned in Australia

Communications Minister Michelle Rowland said Australians ’should not be gambling with money they do not have.’ A new law that bans Australians from using credit cards and digital currency to gamble online has come into force. Fines of up to $234,750 (US$155,000) also can apply to companies that fail to enforce this ban on credit […]

June 18, 2024

Early Treatment With Fluvoxamine May Reduce Severe COVID-19 Outcomes: Review

Early treatment with higher doses of the SSRI fluvoxamine may reduce COVID-19 clinical deterioration, mortality, and long-COVID complications. An antidepressant commonly used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may significantly reduce the risk of clinical deterioration in COVID-19 patients, according to new research published in Scientific Reports. A systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 clinical studies […]

June 17, 2024

‘Tech Resistance’ Movement Offers Freedom From the Web

Rethinking our relationship with technology. The internet is an astounding tool that links us to one another. It offers us an immense array of connections, ideas, and opportunities. But it’s also a web we can get stuck in. From social media addiction to YouTube rabbit holes to the Tetris effect to cellphones that seem permanently […]

June 17, 2024

Stanford Researchers Identify 6 Types of Depression Using Brain Imaging

A new study identified six subtypes of depression that respond differently to various treatments. Researchers at Stanford Medicine have identified six different biological subtypes, or “biotypes,” of depression and anxiety using new brain imaging and machine-learning techniques. The findings, published in Nature Medicine on Monday, could enable health care providers to better treat mental health […]

June 17, 2024

Schumer Seeks Bill to Ban Bump Stocks After Supreme Court Ruling

Schumer called for legislation to outlaw bump stocks after the Supreme Court struck down a President Donald Trump-era ban on the gun accessory. WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on June 14 called for legislation to outlaw bump stocks after the Supreme Court struck down a President Donald Trump-era ban on the gun accessory. A […]