Tag: electric

Electric shock therapy approved to treat depression is not safe

Controversial electric shock therapy approved on the NHS to treat depression is not safe and should be stopped, leading researcher argues Electroconvulsive or ‘shock’ therapy induces seizures to treat mental illnesses Professor John Read said its use is based on positive studies as old as 30 years  It can cause memory loss and has been badly

Helmet Use Low Among Standing Electric Scooter Riders

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 — Helmet use is low among patients presenting to the emergency department with injuries associated with standing electric scooter use, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in JAMA Network Open. Tarak K. Trivedi, M.D., from the Veterans Administration in Los Angeles, and colleagues reviewed medical records for all patients

How much pain would YOU tolerate for booze?

How much pain would YOU tolerate for booze? Heavy drinkers will put up with uncomfortable electric shocks to get their alcohol fix, study finds Men who consume over 20 drinks a week will put up with the discomfort Alcohol activates areas of their brains associated with compulsive behaviours  There are an estimated 595,100 dependent drinkers