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Why are we able to function after mass tragedies? The answer is a defense mechanism in our mind that Dr. Paul Slovic calls the Arithmetic of Compassion. He explains how three components essentially numb our feelings to help us move on after tra
The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon where large groups of people falsely remember the same information. But how is this possible? Experts discuss the possible causes, as well as how these false memories lead to errors in fields such as education
Afraid of needles? It’s your lucky day. Then, according to research in the journal, Science, a seafood market in Wuhan, China has been confirmed as ground zero for the coronavirus pandemic. Then, are antibiotics doing more harm than good? And f
Even though esport players compete online instead of on a field, the growing sport still requires the same team of trainers and medical staff as football or soccer. And given the intense practice schedules, injuries are thought to be unavoidabl
The World Health Organization reports that the pandemic fueld the largest drop in childhood vaccination rates in the last thiry years. In fact, New York recently revealed the first case of polio America has seen in over three decades. Experts e
Gyms may soon be filled with older adults looking to workout their brain; Artificial intelligence could diagnose your next illness; Parental alcoholism may affect your children more than you know.
The field of emotion research is flooded with more opinions than facts, however, one main theory says our emotions are an instant response to the world around us. But does that mean we have no control? Two experts discuss the role of emotions a
Funerals happen nearly every day and are typically organized and paid for by loved ones. But what happens to the bodies that are never claimed? Dr. Pamela Prickett explains how states handle the dead who are left without any relatives or loved
PCPs need more daylight to help all their patients; Using locust to detect cancer; Youth proves to be an asset in fighting Covid-19; Testosterone doesn’t always fuel anger. Learn more: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-september-11-2
If you’ve ever felt connected to a movie star or celebrity, you’ve experienced a parasocial relationship. This one-sided connection gives the celebrity influence over your daily decision making and creates a feeling of friendship with someone y
Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis are forced to try numerous, expensive medications until they find one that works. Fortunately, Scipher Medicine’s new blood test offers a precision approach, discovering what medication will work the firs
The fashion choice that could help those with muscular dystrophy; Science proves that patience truly is a virtue; And finally…how diabetes makes you pay in more ways than just one. Learn more: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-septem
According to Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, 66% of all U.S. adults use prescription drugs – and a majority of those are generic. So why don’t we know where these products are made? Dr. Rena Conti shares non-public data to show
Cancer is a ruthless disease, which is why the traditional treatment methods are so aggressive. But does everyone need chemo? Dr. Jeanne Tie doesn’t think so. She’s created a blood test that determines whether chemotherapy is necessary for pati
Are robots helping or hurting the human workforce; Rewarding someone for a job well done may be a mistake; Pregnant women no longer have to give up caffeine; One more reason to get your eight hours of sleep each night. Learn more: https://radio
In many households, mental health isn’t talked about until it’s too late. Fortunately, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration created a suicide and crisis hotline in 2005 to help those struggling. This year, the ten-digit
Tattoos can be a sign of expression, but for survivors of breast cancer, the art means something different. Areola restoration is a subset of medical tattooing – an advanced form of cosmetic tattooing. It can provide a sense of closure for the
How can we raise a healthier generation? A report determines that efforts to improve the health habits of children have largely failed. Then, a recent study in eLife reveals that our gender determines how our muscles interact with other metabol
When broken down, plastic products create tiny particles called microplastics. These nearly invisible specks seep into our water, air, and have recently been found inside our bodies. Experts discuss how we ingest microplastics, and what potenti
While the public safety industry has slowly evolved, entrepreneur Doron Kemple says there hasn’t been a large push for innovation in recent years. Kemple founded Bond – a private security company that’s betting big on drones working alongside f
Only 7% of Americans have good cardiometabolic health; How light affects your mood; The secret to a long life; How cigar labels are misleading consumers. Learn more: https://radiohealthjournal.org/medical-notes-august-14-2022/
It’s no secret mercury can harm our health, so why are dangerous exposures still prevalent? Well, it might be due to the unexpected contacts many people don’t know about. Dr. Charles Driscoll explains how mercury’s invaded all parts of our live
Though the placebo effect has been the downfall of much research, one scientist aims to change that. Dr. Emiliano Santarnecchi hopes to use it as a supplemental therapy to medicinal treatments. He discusses the potential applications, as well a
In the future, robots may be brushing your teeth; Air pollution is taking years off of life expectancy; Can gardening help ease symptoms of anxiety and depression?; And finally…has zoom hindered creativity? Learn more: https://radiohealthjourna
Scientists are bringing temporary tattoos into the medical realm using nanotechnology. Electronic tattoos are patches placed on a patient’s skin that will be able to both monitor and treat their specific condition. Dr. Aaron Franklin discusses
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