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Colorado bans solitary confinement for seriously mentally ill

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on Friday ensuring that seriously mentally ill inmates will no longer be kept in solitary confinement, an issue that has come under increasing scrutiny across the country amid arguments that the practice violates constitutional prohibitions against …

Mental Disorders

This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

Hospitals In The Future Will Look Totally Different

The text on the cornerstone of Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital, can still be viewed under its plexiglass cover. "This building," Benjamin Franklin wrote in the inscription, "was piously founded for the relief of the sick and miserable."<p>The hospital was created in 1751 by …

Could our behaviour be turned into a password?

From fingerprint and iris scanners to voice verification, biometric technology is becoming an increasingly widespread security tool.<p>But for some people, this technology can feel intrusive and they may be unwilling to cooperate.<p>BBC Click's David Reid reports on how security systems are now looking …

This Grocery Store In Berlin Will Have Zero Packaging

Original Unpacked won’t have any plastic containers or paper wrapping–but tell that to the line of other package-free grocery stores that have tried that, and failed.<p>Walk down the aisles of a typical grocery store, and basically everything is in a package–in some stores, even the produce is …

Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.

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BPD Central

Questions to Consider Before Publishing Your Memoir<p><i>Part 2 of a two-part post by</i> Rochelle Melander. <i>Part one was about the healing power of writing</i> …

Nostalgia: Why it is good for you

The past is not just a foreign country, but also one we are all exiled from. Like all exiles, we sometimes long to return. That longing is called nostalgia.<p>Whether it is triggered by a photograph, a first kiss or a treasured possession, nostalgia evokes a particular sense of time or place. We all …

Psychology

It's Time To Treat Crime Forensics Like Real Science

Justice depends on it<p>John McCormick, a 63-year-old cab driver, was on his porch the morning of July 26, 1978, when he was robbed and shot dead. His wife, awakened by the commotion, reported that she saw the assailant flee wearing a face stocking, which investigators later found near the scene. …

Prevent Alzheimer’s by vaccinating at 40, scientist suggests

A vaccine could wipe out plaques that stop the brain from signalling if given before the onset of the disease, experts say<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented by vaccinating people as young as 40, decades before any symptoms emerge, it has been suggested.<p>James Nicoll, professor of neuropathology …

If violence is in your genes, should courts be more lenient?

A debate is raging, but that hasn't stopped lawyers from using genetic evidence in criminal trials<p>In 2009, an Italian court reduced a murderer's sentence by one year because doctors had identified a gene in the defendant's DNA, called MAOA, that had been linked to violent behavior. The ruling was …

Mothers should suck their babies' dummies, scientists say

Being too clean has killed beneficial bacteria and mothers should suck their babies' dummies to wash them and keep their children healthy, research suggests<p>Mothers should suck their babies' dummies to clean them, let children eat food from the floor, and get a dog, if they want to keep their …

Immune System

1 Baby, 3 Parents: Scientists Say Due Date Is In Two Years

A new medical technique that could prevent mitochondrial disease would also create babies with three parents, a British health agency says. Officials say the time is coming for a technique that would use material from two women and one man to produce a healthy embryo.<p>"I think that [two years] is …

Camels transmitted MERS to humans, but virus probably came from bats

One of the earliest known victims of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus — a retired Saudi military man who owned a herd of camels outside of Jeddah — almost certainly was infected when he applied a topical medication to the runny nose of one of his sick animals, a new study …

Public Health

Milky Way Could Have 100 Million Planets Hospitable for Complex Life

Based on what we know now about the abundance of planets across the galaxy, astronomers try to calculate just how many worlds out there could host life that's more complicated than a microbe.<p><b>How many planets in the Milky Way</b> might harbor complex life? A group of researchers now suggest the number …

Universe

There's no happy every after with Richard Dawkins around

As Mr Dawkins, our 21st-century Gradgrind, suggests that fairy stories are harmful to children, Judith Woods imagines an alternate path<p>Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Once upon a time there were three little pigs.<p>Well, technically they were piglets, which had been reared intensively …

Textual healing: are apps the future of therapy?

One company wants to connect patients and therapists on smartphones, but not everyone's convinced the idea has merit<p>Compared with finding a therapist in a big city, signing up for text-message therapy was a breeze. All I had to do was open an app on my phone, pick a username, and type my first …

These pigs don't reject stem cell transplants - Futurity

Scientists have genetically modified pigs to have immune systems that don't reject transplanted stem cells.

Pigs

Gut microbes don't 'grow up' after malnutrition - Futurity

Gut microbes could help explain why malnourished children suffer from stunted growth and failure to thrive, despite treatment with nutrient-rich food.

Bangladesh

Kids' gestures show an instinct for language - Futurity

When using gestures to communicate, children instinctively break down complex ideas into simpler concepts in a language-like structure.