Global Health Topics

LeftHanders Day: Yale Study says Left-handed people are more Likely to be Crazy than Right-handed people

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A  case/control study was recently published that shows left-handed people are prone to craziness more so than right-handed people.     Researchers at Yale University studied 107 patients that go to an urban, outpatient psychiatric clinic for either mood, depression, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.  They found that the percentage of schizophrenics or schizoaffectives who are […]

Chat with Steve Dakh, co-founder of cryptocurrency Ethereum & creator of the KryptoKit Wallet

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Dr. Erin here. I’m excited to post a really intriguing conversation I had here in New York City with Steve Dakh, one of the co-founders of the blockchain Ethereum, as well as one of the creators of KryptoKit, a wallet for cryptocurrencies. Steve is the horse’s mouth when it comes to crypto: He knows everything […]

Political Reductionism and Social Media: The Perfect Brain Poison & A Possible Antidote

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Since I was in middle school, I’ve never liked the idea of latching on to any political ideology as truth. Why do I have to pick a side? Wouldn’t my views evolve as I aged? Won’t specific issues become less or more important to me as I get older and, hopefully, wiser? Wouldn’t I have […]

Dr. Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec on Predicting and Preventing Mosquito-Borne EIDs like Dengue Fever

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From nuclear war to mass shootings, we worry about a lot of things that could kill a lot of people. I mostly worry about emerging infectious diseases or EIDs. It could be a vector-borne disease, like ones transmitted by mosquitoes. Dengue fever is an example. It could be a zoonotic disease, or one that jumps […]

Don’t Tell Me to Shut Up: The ‘Et Tu, Brute’ Stigma of Mental Illness: On Psych Central

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After sharing my eccentric journey to recovery in a new book, I’ve been accused of being anti-psychiatry. I’m not anti-psychiatry. I’m only anti-psychiatry if it means questioning the long-term efficacy of antidepressants, drug-biased research and the accuracy of making quick diagnoses without objective evidence. I’m anti-psychiatry if it means campaigning for a better mental health […]

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