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Doctors use it as an anesthetic and ravers use it to hallucinate, but a new study indicates that ketamine might have another trick up its sleeve: treating depression. A new study found that the drug the kids call "Special K" is effective at treating major depression compared to an active placebo, LiveScience reports.
While past studies had suggested that might be the case, the drug's mind-altering properties made it tough to test against a placebo; it was pretty obvious when you'd gotten the real deal. So the new study gave half of its participants ketamine, and the other half midazolam, a similar anesthetic not tied to depression improvement. Two-thirds of the ketamine group saw their symptoms improve immediately, with the effect lasting for a full week, compared to one third of the midazolam group. It's worth noting, however, that the findings have not yet been verified by a peer-reviewed journal.
It's also well-worth mentioning thatdid not announce this donation. Rather, the Red Cross was the first to point out Durant's contribution; and while we'd guess that Kevin will come out with a statement eventually, for now he is letting his donation do the talking.
There's isn't much to add beyond this. The devastation in Oklahoma was as stunning as it was swift, and any little bit helps. The Red Cross' localized branch is the best place to go if you want to contribute as Kevin did.
Scam artists are after your medical insurance and ultimately your bank account.
The Better Business Bureau in Jacksonville says local scammers have a new way of stealing your identity; by posing as insurance agents.
"We've received calls from consumers saying they've been contacted by someone with the government saying they're going to receive a new medical card and they need to just verify some information," said Shannon Nelson, BBB spokesperson.
The BBB says the new scams targets seniors.
"Healthcare policies for seniors change frequently so they're vulnerable to this type of scam," said Nelson.
Seniors like Charles Meyer who says he gets regular calls about his changing healthcare.
"I get that call maybe once a week with different companies wanting me to change," said Meyer.
So far he says he's been able to avoid getting scammed.
"I think it's disgusting that someone's doing that," he said.
The BBB warns seniors to never give out insurance or account information. If someone asks for it, it's probably a scammer.
"No one will call and ask you for your bank account information if its someone who should have that information it should be on file," said Nelson.
If you think you have been scammed, contact the BBB and the credit bureau.
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Not only does the 18-foot, 8-inch Burmese python caught by Jason Leon this month weighing 128 pounds beat the state record in Florida, but the story of how he brought down the female snake is pretty impressive as well.
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According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Leon was driving in a rural area of Miami-Dade County with a passenger when they spotted just three feet of the snake sticking out alongside the road. While many would have kept driving upon seeing the massive python, Leon stopped, grabbed it behind the head and began dragging it out of the brush. Leon had previously owned Burmese pythons, which are not venomous, and had some experience handling them.
As the winner of the $590.5 million Powerball jackpot wonders whether to take the annuity or a $370 million lump sum, the people of Zephyrhills are wondering who among them may now be incredibly rich. The winning ticket was sold in a Publix supermarket in the Florida town, population 13,337, reports the AP, which notes that the prize money is more than 12 times the town's annual budget. Before the jackpot, the town was best known for its skydiving.