Archive for the 'General News' Category

Japanese Nationalism and the Second World War By Walter Skya

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Japanese Nationalism and the Second World War By Walter Skya Part I in the Library of Social Science Newsletter on August 20, 2015.

Click Here to Read:  Japanese Nationalism and the Second World War By Walter Skya Part II in the Library of Social Science Newsletter on October 28, 2015.

A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls by Claire Cain Miller in The New York Times on October 22, 2015.

Tiger Crowley, 4, center, with his family. According to his mother, self-discipline has been more of a struggle for him than for his older sisters.CreditCarl Kiilsgaard for The New York Tim

Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part four: A legacy of poverty and austerity in New Orlean

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part four: A legacy of poverty and austerity in New Orleans By Tom Hall on the World Socialist Web Site on October 26, 2015.

Mossad opens archives on Eichmann capture

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Mossad opens archives on Eichmann capture: The ‘Operation Finale’ exhibit, opening this week in Tel Aviv, reveals new details of a legendary operation by Aron Heller in the Times of Israel on February 8, 2012.

The Human Brain Reacts to Guns as if They Were Spiders or Snakes

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Human Brain Reacts to Guns as if They Were Spiders or Snakes: Meet a scientist who studies the psychology of guns by Julia Lurie on The Mother Jones website on October 26, 2015.

Eichmann ‘wasn’t a bad person’

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Eichmann ‘wasn’t a bad person,’ says his daughter-in-law, dooming her political career: Carmen Bretin Lindemann was running for mayor in a village in Argentina. Then she gave a TV interview in which she blamed the Jews for falsifying history BY JTA and Times of Isreal Staff on October 23, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Film Review: Hannah Arendt and the “Banality of Evil” by Raymond Barglow on the Tikkun website on June 10, 2013.

Adolf Eichmann on trial in Jerusalem, 1961 (AP, File) (more…)

The Neuroscience of Anorexia Reveals Why It’s So Hard to Treat

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Neuroscience of Anorexia Reveals Why It’s So Hard to Treat By Carrie Arnold on the Science of Us website on October 23, 2015

Ten years since Hurricane Katrina

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part one: The catastrophe unfolds By E.P. Bannon on The World Socialist Web Site on October 22, 2015.

This photo came to symbolize the desparation of the population of New Orleans after Katrina

Many school shooters, one common factor

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Many school shooters, one common factor: a warped view of masculinity: As debate rages over gun control, media portrayals of shooters, and other factors, one topic doesn’t get enough discussion, those who study mass shootings say: masculinity By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo and Patrik Jonsson on The Christian Science Monitor website on October 2, 2015.

The Use and Abuse of the Past: The New Right and the Crisis of History

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Use and Abuse of the Past: The New Right and the Crisis of History by Harvey J. Kaye in The Socialist Register 1987.

Talk Therapy Found to Ease Schizophrenia

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Talk Therapy Found to Ease Schizophrenia By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on October. 20, 2015.

John Kane, chairman of the psychiatry department at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, who led a study on the treatment of schizophrenia.CreditUli Seit for The New York Times

What you can do about Syria

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

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On October 29, SAMS and Physicians for Human Rights, along with medical professionals, partners, and allies, will be standing in solidarity with the over 670 Syrian medical workers who have been killed as well as those who continue to risk their lives to save others. We will be gathering 670 people for the Die-In to #DefendDoctors in Syria. All participants will be wearing white coats and holding a sign that corresponds to information about one of the Syrian medical workers who was killed. The die-in will be held at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, right around the corner from the UN, at noon. Dr. Majed Abou Ali, who worked under siege in East Ghouta, will also be speaking alongside leaders from SAMS, PHR, and other NGOs. Here is our sign-up form, a link to the Facebook event, and a flyer is attached.

Here are the details:

What: Die-In to #DefendDoctors in Syria
Who: 670 health professionals and volunteers (more…)

Court case threatens physician-patient confidentiality

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Court case threatens physician-patient confidentiality by Troy Parks on the American Medical Association website on October 14, 2015.

Overselling Breast-Feeding

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Overselling Breast-Feeding: All too often, advocates cross the line from supporting a woman in her decision to breast-feed into compelling a woman to do so By Courteny Jung in The New York Times on October 16, 2015.

Ben Carson Is Wrong on Guns and the Holocaust

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Ben Carson Is Wrong on Guns and the Holocaust By Alan E. Steinweis in The New York Times on October 14, 2015.

Privacy

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Behind the European Privacy Ruling That’s Confounding Silicon Valley By Robert Levine in The New York Times on October 9, 2015.

Click Here to Read: [Editorial] Patient records leak: Medical info on 90 percent of population handed over in the Korea Herald on July 26, 2015.

Click Here to Read: GSK, Merck use social media to learn how patients use drugs outside the lab By Jonah Comstock on the MobiHealth News website on October 5, 2015.

Patients’ Rights Questions Hang Over Mental Health Debate

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Patients’ Rights Questions Hang Over Mental Health Debate By Melissa Attias on the Roll Call Website on September 14, 2015.

The Psychoanalytic Activist

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Fall 2015 Edition of The Psychoanalytic Activist.

Photographing Mental Illness With Sensitivity

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Photographing Mental Illness With Sensitivity By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on October 11, 2015.

Click Here to Read: The Chains of Mental Illness in West Africa By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on October 11, 2015.

Predicting Violence; Suite Success; Ambulance Survival Rates

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Predicting Violence; Suite Success; Ambulance Survival Rates in Harvard Medical School News on the Harvard Medical School Website.