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Republican tax law hits churches

Some nonprofits could start paying taxes for the first time.<p>Republicans have quietly imposed a new tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars.<p>Their recent tax-code rewrite requires churches, …

Nonprofits

When cancer is in the 'whisper' stage, listen to it — even it means finding another doctor

Most doctors subscribe to the philosophy that, if you hear galloping hooves, don't look for zebra because it's probably a horse. But what this means is that medically if you happen to be a “zebra” — as I was — you're at high risk of slipping through the cracks.<p>In my case, I had uterine cancer, but …

Cancer

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

Researchers have discovered drug compound that stops cancer from spreading

Work on finding new and more effective ways to treat and defeat cancer is never ending. It is an honorable battle fought by scientists and the people …

Cancer

Massive Genetic Study Finds Many Links Between Various Psychiatric Illnesses

An excavation of a million people’s genes has provided some interesting clues to how several common psychiatric disorders might arise, including …

The Brain

7 mayors form coalition, want marijuana removed from federal list of illegal drugs

Mayors from seven U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Donald Trump expressed support for bipartisan congressional legislation to ease the federal ban on pot.<p>Mayors from Denver, …

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

Message to my history teacher, whom I once asked why no one stopped concentration camps: NEVER MIND

My recent twitter-sparring with a “pro-lifer” jolted me back to my early school years.<p>I must have been about 9 years old when I first learned about …

Americans are depressed and suicidal because something is wrong with our culture

Don't pathologize the despair that is a rational response to a culture that values people based on ever escalating financial and personal achievements.<p><i>Correction & clarification: A prior version of this column misspelled Halle Berry's name.</i><p>In September of 2004, I received the call that every person …

Mental Health

CDC: U.S. suicide rates have climbed dramatically

Suicide rates have increased in nearly every state over the last two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 …

Suicide rates are climbing, and the CDC says mental illness isn't the only factor to blame

Suicide rates are increasing in almost every state, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.<p>In more than half of the …

Free the Weed: A New Bill Could End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced new legislation today that highlights the growing divisions within the Republican Party on the nation’s …

Cannabis

How to Choose the Wrong Business Partner -- Just the Way I Did

Partnerships are like marriages: Get to know the person first. Or you may pay later.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business partners are more like spouses than you think. You get the benefit of their good qualities and talents, but that benefit comes at the …

1 Skill That Will Make You Irresistible and Irreplaceable in the Age of AI

A new McKinsey study identifies the key driver of success in the next decade.<p>A new McKinsey study of 800 occupations finds that automation and artificial intelligence will transform the workplace over the next decade. In order to compete, our skills have to change. The study finds that …

Artificial Intelligence

The Invisible Struggle Of Living With High-Functioning Depression

It’s Monday morning when I arrive early at my full-time office job in Toronto’s financial district — looking put together and well rested for the day …

Mental Health

New Immunotherapy Treatment Removes All Tumors In Woman With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer

Research published today in <i>Nature Medicine</i> by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has described a new immunotherapy approach, which led to a complete disappearance of tumors in a woman with advanced metastatic breast cancer who only had months to live.<p>The findings show how …

Cancer

Government issues warning about pill pushed on the elderly

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US government is warning insurance companies to be on the lookout for suspicious prescriptions of a drug being used in nursing homes across the country.<p>The medication, called Nuedexta, is the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare condition marked by …

Pharma

From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine

For six years now, life has been really good for James. He has a great job as the creative director of an advertising firm in New York City. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.<p>And it has all been possible, he says, because for the past six years he has been taking a drug called ketamine.<p>…

Depression

'My Research Shows If You Use Cannabis In Low Doses In Your 40s And 50s, You Probably Don’t Get Alzheimer’s': Dr. Gary Wenk

It may be time to talk to your parents about marijuana. Smoking it every day could save their lives, according to Dr. Gary Wenk - a researcher at …

Ohio State University

What is depression and why is it rising?

It’s an illness that fills our news pages on an almost daily basis. Juliette Jowit asks what causes depression, who is susceptible and what the best treatment is

juliettejowit

Why the Biggest Threat to Canadian Marijuana Stocks Could Be… Marijuana

Sounds crazy? Here's why it's something for investors to take seriously.<p>Canada's marijuana industry is taking the <i>Field of Dreams</i> approach. In the …

For Some Breast Cancer Patients, The Chemo Decision Just Got Easier

For many breast cancer patients, one of the most difficult treatment decisions is whether or not to go through chemotherapy.<p>Now, the choice is getting easier for some patients. A study published Sunday finds that many women with early-stage invasive breast cancer could safely forgo chemotherapy, if …

Cancer

Kanye West Opens Up About Being Diagnosed With Mental Condition, Calls It His ‘Superpower’

Even the cover for Kanye's latest album address his bipolar diagnosis with the words "I hate being Bi-Polar it's great" scrawled across it.<p>Kanye West …

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Though various treatments are available for it, certain …

Cancer

20 Subtle Signs You Give Off Negative Energy

While you shouldn't become too hung up on what others think, it never hurts to evaluate the kind of energy you might be giving off, and adjust your …

How Zoloft (Sertraline) Works

Zoloft (sertraline) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Although it is most commonly used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive …

Dotdash

Survey: Oncologists Believe Medical Cannabis To Be Equally Or More Effective Than Conventional Treatments

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• Pinterest<br>• LinkedIn<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• E-mail<br>• Reddit<br>• Love This<p>MASSACHUSETTS: The majority of oncologists believe that the use of medical cannabis …

8 small things people use to judge your personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their …

Rescheduling Marijuana in the U.S. Could Backfire

Despite cannabis being entirely illegal now, a move to Schedule II at the federal level could actually make things worse.<p>The legal weed industry …

Mental Illness Is Killing Porn Stars and the Industry Is Taking Action

After five deaths in three months, adult performers are creating their own support networks.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Canada</i>.<p>Between November 2017 and January 2018, at least five adult performers died due to alleged drug overdoses or by suicide—a pattern which many in the industry say …