Blog Posts (5)
August 12, 2014
Nanette Elster, JD, MPH
Like many people around the world, I was shocked to hear about the death of Robin Williams.…
December 19, 2013
Bandy X. Lee, M.D.
*Primum non nocere*, to first do no harm, is the unchanging foundation for Hippocratic medical ethics. Each generation must, nevertheless, redefine what “doing no harm” means for its time.…
August 15, 2013
Andrea Kalfoglou, Ph.D.
Last month, a tragedy unfolded in Manitoba, Canada. On Wednesday, July 24th two children, a 3 year old and an infant, were found badly injured and alone in their home. …
December 14, 2012
Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.
Joining the long line of examples of concerning human subjects research experiments is a profile in The New Yorker (December 17).…
April 10, 2012
Today Art Caplan, in his MSNBC column, discusses the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in this country. But his conclusions would have a chilling effect upon physicians. …
April 15, 2015 2:06 pm
Some people may be genetically programmed to feel better after taking placebo pills, while others may only heal with real drugs, suggests a new review of existing research.
April 13, 2015 2:09 pm
New research maps the personality of 380 places in Great Britain. Where do you fit in?
April 8, 2015 1:08 pm
People with a high sense of purpose in life have a lower risk of stroke, according to new research.
April 7, 2015 1:12 pm
The campaign implies autism is a party, rather than a crisis. For families living with autism, reality is far more sober, and their needs extend far beyond “awareness.”
April 2, 2015 4:28 pm
Difference is inevitable in nature and in life. Difference is not just inevitable — it’s also good. It makes our ecosystems evolve, it makes our societies grow and change and it makes us, as individuals, adapt and become stronger.
March 25, 2015 1:50 pm
Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.
March 11, 2015 6:41 pm
Researchers from the Université Libre de Bruxelles found that the much-maligned cockroach has its own personality and even displays different character traits.
March 9, 2015 6:37 pm
A new study reveals that getting high on psychedelic drugs like LSD or psychoactive mushrooms does not heighten the risk of developing mental health issues. This is based on the analysis of more than 135,000 individuals, where 19,000 of them confessed of the intake of psychedelic drugs.
February 25, 2015 6:25 pm
In a study based on some 47,000 people, the scientists emphasized, however, that the overwhelming majority of depressed people are neither violent nor criminal and should not be stigmatized.
February 11, 2015 4:26 pm
The more depressive symptoms third grade teachers had in a new study, the less progress in math their struggling students made during the school year.
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