Archive for the 'General News' Category

Why doctors quit

Friday, May 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Why doctors quit By Charles Krauthammer in The Washington Post on May 28. 2015.

Pediatrician Tom Sullivan uses the raised hand to caution a three-year-old patient to keep her hands off the computer he uses to keep a medical record of her visit at the Lorton office of All Pediatrics. (Dayna Smith/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

To Have and to Hold: Reproduction, marriage, and the Constitution

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: To Have and to Hold: Reproduction, marriage, and the Constitution by Jill Lepore in The New Yorker in the May 25, 2015 Issue.

Griswold v. Connecticut became about privacy; what if it had been about equality?COURT)

Credit illustration by Cristiana Couceiro; Clockwise from Top Right: Lee Lockwood / the Life Images Collection / Getty (Griswold); Paul Morigi / Getty Images for Hrc and Bill Clark / Cq Roll Call / Getty (Flags); Barbara Alper / Getty (Sign); Purestock / Getty (Supreme)

Leading American Psychiatrist Conducted Disturbing Experiments — and Now He’s Smearing Journo Who Uncovered It

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Leading American Psychiatrist Conducted Disturbing Experiments — and Now He’s Smearing Journo Who Uncovered It: Reporter facing blowback for his expose on experiments on more than 2,000 patients carried out by a former president of the APA By Bruce E. Levine on the AlterNet website on May 26, 2015.

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Nebraska Bans Death Penalty, Defying a Veto

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Nebraska Bans Death Penalty, Defying a Veto By Julie Bosman in The New York Times on May 27, 2015.

Senators Kathy Campbell and Ernie Chambers after voting to repeal the death penalty on Wednesday. CreditAndrew Dickinson for The New York Times

We Need More Nurses

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: We Need More Nurses By Alexandra Robbins in The New York Times on May 28, 2015.

The talking cure: psychoanalysis and other forms of psychotherapy

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The talking cure: psychoanalysis and other forms of psychotherapy by Lynne Malcolm on the RN Network’s All in the Mind Blog on May 26, 2015.

 

The rise and fall of the no-fat fad

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The rise and fall of the no-fat fad: For decades, saturated fat was a dietary villain. Now it has its halo back. Why do we keep falling for bad science and poor advice? By Paul Levy in the Telegraph on May 27, 2015.

Scientists have discovered that a glass of red wine can prevent the build up of cholesterol after a meal of dark or red meat Photo: ALAMY

Why Do We Experience Awe?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Why Do We Experience Awe? By Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner in The New York Times on May 22, 2015

Doubts About Study of Gay Canvassers Rattles the Field

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Doubts About Study of Gay Canvassers Rattles the Field By Benedict Carey and Pam Belluck in The New York Times on May 25, 2015.

Donald P. Green, left, a co-author of a challenged study by Michael LaCour, right, from Mr. LaCour’s Facebook page.

Cruelty & Perversity: Postprandial Reflections on the PEN Protesters

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Cruelty & Perversity: Postprandial Reflections on the PEN Protesters The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context By Paul Berman on the Tablet Website May 26, 2015.

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Freud and Fareed: Does the Austrian neurologist have what it takes to survive in Pakistan?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Freud and Fareed: Does the Austrian neurologist have what it takes to survive in Pakistan? by Yameen Aftab Ali on the Pakistan Today Website on May 25, 2015.

While at War, Female Soldiers Fight to Belong

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: While at War, Female Soldiers Fight to Belong By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on May 24, 2015.

Courtney Wilson relaxing last fall in a park in Madrid, two months after finishing her contract with the Army.  Credit James Rajotte for The New York Time

An Evening Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Theresienstadt

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: An Evening Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Theresienstadt program at Zankel Hall Description by Batya Monder.

Click Here to Read: Remarks by Judith Goldstein at An Evening Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Theresienstadt program at Zankel Hall.

Hebrew inscriptions, jewels of Palmyra’s Jewish past, may be lost forever

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Hebrew inscriptions, jewels of Palmyra’s Jewish past, may be lost forever: With Islamic State now in control, fears grow for archaeological gems that point to the ancient city’s resonant Jewish history by Ilan Ben Zion in The Times of Israel on May 25, 2015.

The Islamic State flag raised on top of Palmyra castle, May 22, 2015. (Photo credit: The website of Islamic State militants via AP)

Offline: What is medicine’s 5 sigma?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Offline: What is medicine’s 5 sigma? by Richard Horton on The Lancet.com website.

Interview with Jack Drescher by Emily Kuriloff

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Interview with Jack Drescher by Emily Kuriloff.

Credibility of Evidence: A Reconsideration of the Logic and Strength of Our Healthcare Decisions

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Credibility of Evidence: A Reconsideration of the Logic and Strength of Our Healthcare Decisions by Ross Koppel and Stephen Soumerai on The Health Care Blog on May 22, 2015.

Infidelity Lurks in Your Genes

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Infidelity Lurks in Your Genes by Richard J. Friedman in The New York Times on May 22, 2015.

Ireland Says ‘Yes’ to Marriage Equality

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Ireland Says ‘Yes’ to Marriage Equality by Tom Sykes on the Daily Beast website on May 23, 2015.

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Glimpse of Bronze Age girl’s daily life from hair, clothes

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Glimpse of Bronze Age girl’s daily life from hair, clothes By Michael Casey on the CBS NEWS website on May 21, 2015.

A photo of the remains of a Bronze Age high status female found inside an oak-coffin in a monumental burial barrow at Egtved, Denmark. The Egtved Girl’s garments are extremely well preserved and her exceptional wool costume consists of several wool textile pieces as well as a disc-shaped bronze belt plate, symbolizing the sun.
ROBERTO FORTUNA, WITH PERMISSION OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENMARK