False memories come from investigators asking leading questions, therapists trying to uncover hidden truths, and yes, distraught parents engaged in acrimonious divorce proceedings.
Is it possible to create false memories? Many may wonder this, partly because of the accusations of abuse made by Dylan Farrow against Woody Allen. Of course, I cannot speak to the truth of these accusations. What I can do, however, is provide some background on how and why researchers like me give people memories for events that never happened. And in truth, it is a shockingly easy thing to do.In the real world false memories can result from well-meaning investigators asking leading questions, from therapists trying to uncover hidden truths, and yes, from distraught parents engaged in acrimonious divorce proceedings.
29-year-old Ross Ulbricht, who stands accused of running an expansive online underground drug market, appeared in federal court—while his family struggled to keep their composure.
Ross Ulbricht, the 29-year-old alleged mastermind of the underground Internet drug bazaar Silk Road, strode into room 15A of New York Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse on Friday to face charges that could send him to prison for life.Among them: that he engaged in a narcotics trafficking conspiracy, operated a continuing criminal enterprise, conspired in “computer hacking,” and engaged in money laundering. The charges, Forbes’ Andy Greenberg further explains, include a charge sometimes called the ‘kingpin statute,’” which is “‘often aimed at mafia and cartel bosses.
The war over where women should have their babies is escalating, turning incendiary on Twitter. Why everyone’s right and wrong—and what they could learn from each other.
There’s a war being fought over women’s reproductive rights, and this time it’s not about abortion. Doctors, midwives, and women’s health advocates are sparring—in academic papers, on blogs, through the media and even on Twitter—over just where pregnant women should actually have their babies.Though a vocal group of medical professionals are saying it should never be at home, an increasing number of women aren’t listening. While the number is relatively small at 35,000—less than 1 percent—U.
Boiling, crucifying, drawing and quartering, burning at the stake, the chair, the firing squad, the 2-drug cocktail, the three—no matter the process, capital punishment will never be ethical.
The ethics of capital punishment, long at the forefront of centuries-old debate, have recently taken a back seat in recent years to practical matters. It’s not the why we weren’t concerned about, but the how.First, a drug used for execution in the standard 3-drug “cocktail” devised in the 1970s, thiopental (also known as “truth serum”), is no longer available. Several years ago, the US manufacturer, Hospira, yielded to pressure from anti-death penalty activists and stopped making the drug while European companies stopped selling it to the United States.
Bob Larson has performed more than 20,000 exorcisms over the past 30 years. Now, he’s using Skype to target Satan—and easy marks for his buck-raking ministry.
Bob Larson furrowed his brows at the screen. He’d been commanding my demon to tell him its name for about five minutes, and it hadn’t made a peep. “I torment you!” he said, for the fourth time, thrusting a silver cross at my head. He held it there, not breathing, waiting for the demon to say something. Nothing. He finally moved the cross out of the view of his webcam and grabbed a small, clear vial.“I think I’m gonna use a little more oil.”Once upon a time in ancient Jordan, Jesus and his apostles came across a man who lived in the caves outside of town.
The chronically late. The "one more thing…" The WebMD. All doctors run into few types of patients who drive us crazy.
I love being a family doctor, I really do. I love the patients, and the stories, and the excuses and the smiles.But, I’ve got to tell you, as much as I love helping people through their medical issues and, occasionally, making them feel better, all doctors run into few types of patients who drive us bananas.And, as the Affordable Care Act (which you may know as Obamacare) has opened up health-care to a much larger pool of Americans who will soon be scheduling appointments and showing up to a doctor’s office with various aches and pains, let me offer a few tips to make that visit as pleasant as possible.
Looking for a place where you can pay robots to stand guard over your million-dollar Ferrari in its very own climate-controlled apartment? Look no further than RoboVault.
Looking for a place where you can pay robots to stand guard over your million-dollar Ferrari in its very own climate-controlled apartment? Look no further than RoboVault.The state-of-the-art 150,000-square-foot facility is like a safety deposit box where super-rich collectors store their most-prized possessions. It’s packed with supercars, rare wines and art work worth millions.Susan McGregor is RoboVault’s president. Her list of wealthy clients is top secret, but it does include names you would recognize.
By Barbara Brody for Life by DailyBurn Sometimes the best medicine can be found at the end of a fork. Of course, you already know that vegging out—that is, loading up on produce—is crucial for good health. And while there’s really no such thing as a bad choice when it comes to vegetables, some options are better than others if you have a specific concern in mind. “Fine-tuning your intake can actually help you meet your health goals,” says Tammy Lakatos Shames, R.
Yes, it’s a thing.
About a year ago, I attended a conference at a Boston-area university. I joined the ranks of experts and students playing session-hooky in the hallways. The conversation turned to MDMA, and its use in treating veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. A doctor turned to me and whispered, “You think that’s something? You should see what psychedelic mushrooms are doing for patients with cluster headaches!”Intrigued, I asked, “What?!”The doctor gushed that they were seeing remission, and that patient groups across the country were helping each other heal with the ‘shrooms.
Turns out there are a few methods for testing your health you can do from the comfort of your own home.
One of my favorite aspects of about the technological advances in medicine is that we have access to greater diagnostics than ever before. We have ways to detect, track, and analyze problems in our body early and with more accuracy.However, you need to realize that certain results can be scary and even misleading if you don’t understand them.The relationship between you and the patient and the medical community at large is not something to be taken for granted.
Mark Zuckerberg’s creation opened a new avenue for politicians to be more real and for voters to let them know what’s on their minds.
With my husband’s birthday coming up, I found myself standing in the local Paper Source yesterday hunting for the perfect card. On the shelf, amidst the cards featuring puppies or cartoons or dirty jokes, I spied perhaps the ideal birthday card for anyone who came of age in the era of social media.“I’d know it was your birthday even without Facebook.”Today, on Facebook’s very own special tenth birthday, it is undeniable that the friend-connecting site hatched at Harvard has altered the social fabric of the lives of millions, and has changed not just how friends interact with friends but how citizens interact with their leaders—for the better.
The FDA has banned 23andMe from selling its personal genetic testing kits. But consumers should know the truth about themselves—and so policymakers should set the company free.
One would think in an age where everyone is required to have health insurance that we’d want to get the best information about our health as possible. Then, one would think, we could take necessary precautions.After all, information—especially genetic information—is one of the most important pieces of health care data, which is precisely why every time you join a doctor’s office they ask you for a proxy: “family health information” or when you answer if something “runs in the family.
“Make sure to use a big needle!” When parents tease their kids about shots, its the trust in the pediatrician that suffers.
You have to have a thick skin to be a pediatrician.Often enough, the minute I enter my exam room the patient bursts into hysterical tears.Parents are invariably apologetic, and I always tell them they needn’t be. After all, my office is where unpleasant things can happen. That’s where the blood draws and throat swabs take place. The least I can be is understanding.For many kids, no terror is greater than shots—not so long ago, a tearful child got up and spontaneously hugged me when I reassured him there would be “no pokes” at that visit.
In a new weekly feature we’re calling Home Screen, Circa CEO and co-founder Matt Galligan shares his favorite apps.
Hi I’m Matt Galligan, Co-founder & CEO of Circa, a mobile news company. Welcome to my home screen! It’s dedicated to the apps that I use most during the day and the ones I simply couldn’t live without.Here’s what I’m using and why:1. Circa: Obviously as the CEO I’d have my own company’s app on my home screen but it’s in this spot because it’s the way that I stay on top of headline news while on-the-go. We break down the big news stories of the day into something more like CliffsNotes than annoyingly long articles.
A 31-year-old woman is dead. The coroner says cannabis was the reason. Could this really happen?
A super-chill blew through the reefer mad Super Bowl cities of Denver and Seattle last week with the report that a young woman had died of apparent cannabis toxicity in England.This one seems real to, not like the early January hoax that “reported” 37 deaths from marijuana in Colorado soon after the law decriminalizing the drug in that state went into effect.Gemma Moss, a 31-year-old mother of three and, reportedly, a regular marijuana user in the last months of her life, was found dead in her bed in late October.
Personal genetic tests are safe, innovative, and the future of medicine. So why is the most transparent administration ever shutting down an inexpensive and popular service? Because it can.