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Truth and Lies in Mass Media

May 10, 2019

In our hyper-connected world, information often travels faster than “facts” and “the truth.” Delve into the slippery world of mass media in the 21st century. […]

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Treating Mental Illness as a Society

May 10, 2019

When it comes to treating mental illness, people have many options, including medication and talk therapy. Unfortunately, though, due to the stigmatization of mental illness, many individuals do not seek out treatment. Discover what it would take to address mental illness not just on an individual level, but on a societal one. […]

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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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