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Mental Illness and Crime: Causation or Correlation?

May 10, 2019

When homicides make the news, particularly if it is a mass shooting, typically the public’s first reaction is that the culprit must be mentally ill. The media is largely to blame for this, as headlines commonly equate criminality with mental illness. But when it comes to mental illness and crime, can we always be so sure that the illness is the culprit? […]

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From “Macbeth” to “The Shining”: Perceptions of Mental Illness

May 10, 2019

For better or for worse, our perceptions of mental illness are largely informed by the media, particularly film and literature. Discover how depictions of mental illness in “Macbeth,” as well as contemporary movies, shed light upon and shape our understanding of various mental illnesses. […]

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Does Acupuncture Work?

May 10, 2019

Acupuncture is both an ancient Chinese treatment and, like a lot of Eastern medicine, a recent Western trend. But does acupuncture work as a remedy for pain? We must turn to legitimate medical trials to find the answer to that question. […]

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Are Dietary Supplements Necessary?

May 10, 2019

Sales of vitamins and other dietary supplements in the U.S. total an estimated $25 billion a year. Fish oil sales alone account for over a billion dollars. But are dietary supplements necessary, or are we just wasting our money? More importantly, are they safe? […]

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Does Stem Cell Therapy Live Up to the Hype?

May 3, 2019

Stem cell therapy has been promoted as a miracle cure for degenerative diseases. When examining various articles that sing the praises of stem cell transplants, though, we must cut through the hype and see whether the information can be verified by real medical results. […]

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Choosing the Best Weight-Loss Method

May 3, 2019

Atkins, Keto, South Beach? Choosing the best weight-loss method can be overwhelming. If we learn to cut through the hype, though, we can narrow down our options by looking at only the medical weight-loss studies that are relevant to us. […]

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Does Sugar Cause Obesity?

May 3, 2019

In the 1980s and 1990s, low-fat diets were all the rage. Now the media’s tune has changed, though, and sugar is the new culprit in the obesity epidemic. But does sugar cause obesity? As with fat, the answer is more complicated than it appears to be on the surface. […]

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Does Eating Fat Make You Fat?

May 3, 2019

Does eating fat make you fat? Common sense would say, yes. This belief led to the rise of low-fat diets in the 1980s and 1990s. As you’ll learn, though, the answer is more complicated. […]

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Curing Cancer with Cannabis: Is It Possible?

May 3, 2019

Medical cannabis has long been prescribed for treating side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea, appetite loss, and fatigue. But some news reports take this a step farther, claiming that marijuana can actually cure cancer. When determining whether curing cancer with cannabis is a realistic possibility for the majority of cancer patients, we must examine real results from legitimate medical trials to separate fact from fiction. […]

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Using Cannabis to Alleviate Pain and Fight Epilepsy

April 29, 2019

In recent years, medical cannabis has been hailed as a miracle drug that can reduce chronic pain, prevent seizures, and even cure cancer. In fact, using cannabis to alleviate pain is one of the most frequent reasons it’s prescribed. But do the results from actual clinical trials live up to the hype? […]

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