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NYU Professor Thinks Marissa Mayer Would Get Fired If She Weren't Pregnant

"If she hadn't announced she was pregnant with twins, she'd be out of a job within six months."<p>New York University professor Scott Galloway has something of a reputation for saying things with shock value.<p>On the Bloomberg Surveillance television show Wednesday morning, the marketing professor told …

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10 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating – Infographic

Embed this infographic on your website:<p>Are you eating <b>food that's already banned</b> in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? …

Do You Lose Weight on a Gluten-Free Diet?

I make a lot of excuses for the unhealthy food I eat. Give me a pack of Red Vines and I'll say, "They're fat-free." Gourmet ice cream? "The ingredients are organic." A thick, juicy steak? "I need protein." And now, there's another excuse to add to my list. "It's gluten-free."<p>Gluten-free used to be …

Can the Long History of 'Madness' Help in Our Understanding of Mental Health Today?

We talked to sociologist Andrew Scull about his new book <i>Madness in Civilization</i>, which traces the history of mental health disorders over 3000 years.<p>Can the history of madness change the way we think about mental illness today?This is one of the questions that led Andrew Scull, …

Another Peek Behind the Curtain: How a Psychiatrist Diagnoses and Treats Bipolar Disorder

My previous article "How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain" discusses the experience of seeing a psychiatrist for the first time. However, not every patient who comes to my office for an initial evaluation with depression has major depressive disorder. Some people …

Stem Cell Treatment Successfully Restores Sight

Patients with macular degeneration are having their sight partially restored using human embryonic stem cells. As important as the development is for …

Flaxseed Benefits Skin Better Than An Expensive Cream

Anti-inflammatory properties, EFA’s (Essential fatty acids) are some of the essential properties and ingredients many expensive skin creams have. …

Cuba’s Inventive Vaccine Could Treat More Than Just Lung Cancer — NOVA Next | PBS

A cancer vaccine first tested in Cuba nearly 20 years ago may finally be making its way into the American health system.<p>The two countries have been …

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Cuba Develops Four Cancer Vaccines, Ignored by the Media | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The fact that Cuba has already developed four cancer vaccines undoubtedly is big news for humanity if you bear in mind that according to the World</i> …

Cuba Has a Lung Cancer Vaccine - And Now The Rest of The World Wants It

The more scientists who can work with it, the better.<p>For 55 years, the US has placed a punishing trade embargo on Cuba, around which the local …

The Case For Dropping The Word 'Mental' From 'Mental Health'

There are many polarizing words that are used when it comes to describing mental health: "Crazy," "insane," "nutcase." All of them are wrong and perpetuate a stigma. So Eric Norwine, a mental health advocate and producer of the film "Walking Man," is offering a different, more holistic solution -- …

Mental Health

A Test That Finds the Perfect Drug?

Several new companies say they can use data and genetic testing to help reduce the trial-and-error involved in finding the right treatment for depression, ADHD, and other psychiatric conditions. But some experts are skeptical that their effectiveness is anything but luck.<p>When drug-company …

Wearable technology may improve sleep, endurance and chronic pain

Sixty-three-year-old David Baker made a living driving tractor trailers in the South for 40 years. But when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, the condition meant the days he could still operate the equipment, much less walk without stumbling, were numbered.<p>Baker went on disability …

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