According to The Times, a Harley Street clinic offers a “welcoming environment” for adults to listen to music while taking drugs such as magic mushrooms, LSD, ketamine and MDMA. The center will offer Europe’s first commercial stage for psychedelic drug clinical trials when it opens this summer. A study by Imperial College London found that psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, is more effective than antidepressants when offered with therapy.
A dead man wins the Texan election
Residents of a Texas city have voted to keep their mayor in power despite his recent death. Ramiro Rodriguez Jr. he defeated Israel Silva in Palmhurst on Saturday after receiving 329 votes against his rival’s 234. Rodriguez Jr. he had held office from 1999 until his death on April 5, but his name remained on the ballot. New elections will now have to be held to elect a new mayor.
‘Senior Fittizens’ on the rise in the UK
The UK is experiencing a rise in “senior fittizen,” The Telegraph said. A new Global State of Mind report from fitness brand Asics found that the largest growth area for exercise is among people between the ages of 57 and 70. Meanwhile, Sport England’s recent Active Lives Survey found that physical activity ranged from 55 to 74 to 75 years. Plus now returns to the pre-pandemic figures. PureGym has also reported a 14% increase in the number of people over 60 in its membership base compared to before the pandemic.