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"Gender norms compound the trauma for men who are victims of rape and sexual abuse. It’s time to give them support, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones" This feels so important as cultures everywhere deal with male mental health and trauma issues and combatting destructive gender norms.
"...it’s hard to convey the intensity of living in the middle of a long-running disaster. The world narrows. Your ability to think critically evaporates. New daily rituals emerge – wake up, check the fire warnings, check the air quality reading. Get out of bed, check the air purifier. Next, wash brown smoky water out of clothing or animals that have left the sanctuary of the house for any period of time. ...Read More
From April but deserves a re-read "Ecological pain has been the subject of a growing body of academic study. The environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the word solastalgia to describe it while he worked at the University of Newcastle in NSW. Specifically, solastalgia is the feeling of distress associated with environmental change close to your home. ...Read More
IMO radiology will be one of the first areas of medicine that will be truly disrupted by AI. This article discuses how AI was able to perform better in detecting breast cancer in mammograms. "An artificial intelligence program has been developed that is better at spotting breast cancer in mammograms than expert radiologists. ...Read More
"Tech giants can access all of your personal medical details under existing health privacy laws. The question is how else that data might get used."
"Repeated Wi-Fi studies show that Wi-Fi causes oxidative stress, sperm/testicular damage, neuropsychiatric effects including EEG changes, apoptosis, cellular DNA damage, endocrine changes, and calcium overload." Full PDF available. Wi-Fi radiation, as with any other electromagnetic signal, follows an exponential decay with distance. This is why it's important to keep phones, laptops, and routers a safe distance from your body. Safe distance can be determined by output power of device. Output power is determined by country and device type, ...Read More
Opinion piece on alternatives to the hierarchical structures that have become almost synonymous with the concept of mental health.
“Eleven years after Congress passed a law mandating that insurers provide equal access for mental and physical health care, Americans are actually finding it harder to obtain affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse... A report... found that patients were dramatically more likely to resort to out-of-network providers for mental health and substance abuse treatment than for other conditions. The disparities have grown since... a similarly grim study two years ago... Insurance plan networks are simply inadequate... which is no surprise, given that insurance companies consistently reimburse behavioral health providers at lower rates. The study found, for example, that primary-care office visit rates were on average 23.8 percent higher than rates for behavioral health office visits.”
Former resident’s account of Kingston, New York, a city striving for self-sufficiency through agricultural initiatives, a regional micro-currency, and a local healthcare system based on barter.
Editorial by one of the two scientists who first discovered that CRISPR could be used for genome editing.
WOW! “Neither patients nor doctors have been notified. At least 150 Google employees already have access to much of the data on tens of millions of patients, according to a person familiar with the matter and the documents.”
Luteolin is a is a common flavonoid that exists in many plants including fruits, vegetables, and medicinal herbs. For centuries, plants rich in luteolin have been used in Chinese traditional medicine for treating diseases like hypertension, inflammatory disorders, and cancer. Though luteolin has a long history of use in eastern In this article, I will detail the reported benefits of using luteolin supplements. In addition, I will provide links to studies which support its potential application in autism. After, I will answer several commonly asked questions about using luteolin for autism. This will give you all the information you need ...Read More