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Patients react better when doctors imply uncertain diagnosis

Choice of words might matter when doctors communicate uncertainty of diagnosis to their patients. A paper published in the <i>International Journal for</i> …

What a year for art in L.A.

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about PST:LALA, Marciano, ICA, CAAM and Desert X: a year of unprecedented revitalization in diversity and art …

Palm Springs

Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Joint Examination of American Identity

<i>In 1964, Richard Avedon and James Baldwin published “Nothing Personal,” their collaborative exploration of American identity. This fall, a facsimile edition will be released by Taschen, along with a set of previously unpublished photographs, and an introduction by Hilton Als, which is excerpted</i> …

Why Gendered Medicine Can Be Good Medicine

In January of 2005, at a conference sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Lawrence Summers, then the president of Harvard, sought to address the lack of tenured female faculty in university science departments. After promising to “provoke” his audience, Summers said that a …

Sexual Harassment

The 10 Museums Every Traveler Should Visit in the U.S.

10. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Titusville, Florida<p>Besides its impressive displays, which range from astronaut artifacts to the Saturn V …

'I fell out of bed laughing': writers on their favourite funny book

<b>At Freddie’s</b> <b>by</b> <b>Penelope Fitzgerald</b><p><b>Chosen by David Nicholls</b><p>So many of my early reading memories involve hysterical laughter. There was Adrian Mole, of course, and Douglas Adams’s <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, the Monty Python books, Woody Allen’s <i>Without Feathers</i>, Geoffrey Willans’s <i>How to Be</i> …

Books

Can We Escape from Time?

Time Travel: A History<p>by James Gleick<p>Pantheon, 336 pp., $26.95<p>Thanks to Joseph Campbell and his many acolytes in the world of screenwriting …

Medieval statue that survived persecution is back on show

Early English alabaster Virgin and Child that withstood the Reformation and the French Revolution dates from 14th century<p>She has survived state-sponsored destruction, revolution in Europe and the ravages of time to return now to our shores after a 600-year absence. On Sunday an early alabaster …

Ancient History

How to cope with loneliness

Loneliness is everywhere in the world of psychology these days – the subject of so many studies, articles and talks that you sometimes wish the loneliness researchers would go away, so you could just get some damn time to yourself. Perhaps you knew that loneliness can be lethal: it’s linked to …

Psychology

Psychologists apologise to Indigenous Australians for decades of mistreatment

Apology acknowledges exploitation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and silence in face of forced removal of children<p>The Australian Psychological Society has made a formal apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for decades of mistreatment through exploitative and …

Crime

The question isn't which services to privatise but whether to privatise

If you ask the wrong question, you get the wrong answer.<p>And when the question is about the $300bn the federal government spends on services that help create a fair society, getting the wrong answer could be very, very bad.<p>The treasurer, Scott Morrison, asked the Productivity Commission to “identify …

Australia

Understanding Health Research · Home

This tool will guide you through a series of questions to help you to review and interpret a published health research paper.<p>You will also be given …

Court rules museum can keep Nazi-looted Adam and Eve masterpieces with a hidden past

They are a seductive pair: Adam, on a painted panel more than 6 feet tall, holds the apple of temptation. Eve, watched closely by a serpent, cradles an apple on her own panel moments before the act that will lead to the biblical couple's expulsion from Eden.<p>The two masterpieces, created by German …

Art

The Glory of Pergamon in New York

Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World<p>an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, April 18–July 17, …

G.W. Bowersock reviews ‘Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Glory of Pergamon in New York http://bit.ly/28W1ioi Image: Two views of ‘Sleeping Hermaphrodite’; second-century-AD Roman marble copy of a second-century-BC Greek original

New ideas for social care reform must come from the grassroots

The welfare system needs a revolution, but change should be from the bottom up<p>Seventy years on from the creation of the welfare state and social care is one of the biggest, most important and yet most neglected social policies. Now another new government needs to face up to the vital need for …

Social Work

Dentists slam Turnbull government 'cuts' under new scheme

But the Australian Dental Association, the peak body, said the devil was in the details.<p>"Let's see this for what it is. This is a budget saving …

A Blinding Need for Each Other

The Door<p>by Magda Szabó, translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix, with an introduction by Ali Smith<p>New York Review Books, 262 pp., $16.95 …

Losing My Daughter Made Me Fight For A Healthier World

<i>This blog was originally published March 11, 2013 on JanePhilpott.ca.</i><p>There is no more emotive date of the calendar year for me than March 11. This is …

Empathy

'I'm not a hypochondriac. I have a disease. All these things that are wrong with me are real, they are endometriosis'

I feel sad that this is the hardest story I’ve ever written and that I’m embarrassed that people will read it and know the intimate details of my life. But I’m also hopeful that a conversation has begun<p>I have a disease that I know nothing about.<p>I thought I knew everything, or at least a lot about …

Immune System

A Brutal American Epic

This summer I read Charles Reznikoff’s long poem <i>Testimony: The United States (1885-1915): Recitative</i> for the first time. I know of nothing like it in …

Beyond the Bird: A Definitive List of the Artworks in ‘The Goldfinch’

<i>This post is substantially based on a prior project put together by Laura Petelle. We encourage you to visit her Pinterest board hosting the project</i> …

Literature

The Anatomy of Hell

Books discussed in this review<p>KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps<p>by Nikolaus Wachsmann<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 865 pp., $40.00<p>Before …

Vital terms in hospital letters are misunderstood by a quarter of GPs

Doctors may be contributing to the illness or even deaths of their patients because they are misinterpreting common abbreviations used in hospital discharge letters, a study has found.<p>Discharge letters are written for patients by hospital doctors for a patient to give to their general practitioner …

Physiology

Oscar at Oxford

Oscar Wilde—we have only to hear the name to anticipate that what will be quoted as his will change conventional solemnities to frivolous insights. …

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Why Your Doctor Might Be Giving You Unnecessary MRI Scans

And during that same period, visits that involved counseling from doctors declined by 21 percent.<p>Patients often see these tests as a validation of their concerns. And the procedures can be an easy way for time-strapped general practitioners to show they care while moving on to their next patient in …