Visible Reminders Of Inequality Can Raise Support For Taxing The Wealthy
By Emily Reynolds Most of us are aware of the vast inequality that exists in the world — and even if we’re not, exposure to that information can change how we behave. Research has found that we’re more likely to take risks when exposed to inequality and that it can make high-income individuals less likely to be generous. It can also change the way people feel about public policy, as Melissa L. Sands and Daniel de Kadt from the University of California, Merced find in a new study in Nature. They explored real-world inequality in low-income neighbourhoods in South Africa — and found that visible reminders of u...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - October 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Money Source Type: blogs
Religious People In The US — But Not Elsewhere In The World — Have More Negative Attitudes Towards Science
By Matthew Warren It’s a common view among the public — and certain intellectuals — that science and religion are in fundamental opposition to each other, despite claims to the contrary. As Richard Dawkins put it in his essay The Great Convergence, “To an honest judge, the alleged convergence between religion and science is a shallow, empty, hollow, spin-doctored sham.” Part of this conviction that science and religion cannot be reconciled comes down to a belief that the two doctrines are psychologically incompatible. How can someone put their faith in a divine being while also trying to make sense of the world ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Personality Religion Source Type: blogs
Thinklabs One Electronic Stethoscope Helps Physicians Stop Spread of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the implementation and use of telemedicine and telehealth platforms and devices as part of current day-to-day standards of care in many hospital and healthcare systems. In this era of social distancing, doctors on our frontlines are at the most risk when diagnosing patients, and it’s therefore important to minimize exposure whenever possible. One of the devices patients immediately associate with check-ups is the stethoscope – a tool not only for assessment, but for bringing a sense of connection between doctors and patients. Thinklabs Medical has created leading electronic stethosco...
Source: Medgadget - July 13, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alice Ferng Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiology Critical Care Diagnostics Education Emergency Medicine Exclusive Geriatrics Informatics Pediatrics Public Health Source Type: blogs
Why Some Countries Have Fared Better in Fighting COVID-19
There are more than 1.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States right now with nearly 80,000 related deaths on record. This number is greater than a quarter of the total deaths suffered worldwide. What has America gotten wrong in its response to the deadly virus, and what have other countries done right? New Zealand, South Africa, and Vietnam—even sharing a border with China where the virus originated —all have experienced relatively few cases and minimal deaths from COVID-19. Our co-founder and infectious disease expert, Dr. Stephen Berger shared his thoughts for a recent article in Healthl...
Source: GIDEON blog - May 12, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kristina Symes Tags: News Press Source Type: blogs
10 Quarantine Activities That Don ’ t Involve Watching the News
Captain’s Log. Day eight of quarantine. Work has been busy; I’m grateful for the technology we have to collaborate and continue business during this time. I have walked around the block seven times today. I wonder how many days in a row I can eat frozen jalapeno poppers for lunch before it needs to be addressed. All four cats in my Feline Foreign Language school have refused to make any progress learning French. I refresh my Google search for coronavirus news for the 19th time today. Virginia K-12 schools closed for the remainder of the school year. Olympics postponed. Three week lockdown in South Africa. More charts ...
Source: World of Psychology - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Mental Health America Publishers coronavirus COVID-19 News quarantine Source Type: blogs
Birds, Pigs and Silent VIP ’s
It has become a tragic fact that every year the flu season brings an immense burden on health care services and now has dozens of subtypes cataloged, from ‘swine flu’ to ‘bird flu’ to ‘Asian flu’ and beyond. Typically, between late Fall and early Spring, over the last ten years, the United States alone has suffered hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths across all ages . But shortly after the turn of the century the ‘Spanish Flu’ pandemic of 1918 to 1920 was different in the extreme, and like every disease or virus did not discriminate on age, gender, race, even specie...
Source: GIDEON blog - March 4, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kristina Symes Tags: General Source Type: blogs
Emergency management of Pre-eclampsia
Dr Oliver Flower Emergency management of Pre-eclampsia Kat Evans takes us through the reality of managing pre-eclampsia in South Africa, highlighting what we cannot miss. (Source: Life in the Fast Lane)
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr Oliver Flower Tags: Clinical Crit Care Obstetrics Gynaecology eclampsia Kat Evans maternal death maternity Pre-eclampsia Source Type: blogs
Bring Drug Dispensing Into the Modern Age With Vending Machines
Jeffrey A. SingerTheNew York Times recently published a disturbingreport about life ‐threating errors made by overworked pharmacists, many of whom complain of “burnout. ” A relatively recent innovation can provide them some needed relief while at the same time improve convenience and reduce costs to consumers, if regulators get out of the way: thepharmacy kiosk. These vending machines contain prescription and over ‐the‐counter drugs (but not controlled substances) and have a state ‐licensed pharmacist available to consult, on demand, remotely.The technology has been around for a&...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs
Human Freedom Waning in Many Countries
This article originally appeared on theFraser Forum on January 2, 2020. (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Tanja Por čnik Source Type: blogs
A Look Back at 2019
I ' ve always been an optimist. I believe humans are basically good and that the nice guy will win eventually.After traveling 400,000 miles to 40 countries in 2019, helping government, academia, and industry, my view of the world has not changed.Despite our focus on the negative 24x7 news cycle, 2019 has been thebest year for humanity in history.My best memories, looking back at 2019:*Serving the Gates Foundation in South Africa and Northern India. Experiencing the rollout of technology enabled platforms that reduced HIV disease burden and improved diagnosis/treatment of tuberculosis.*Working with mayors a...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - December 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs
New Human Freedom Index: U.S. Is 15, New Zealand and Switzerland Freest
Ian V ásquezThe United States ranks 15 in theHuman Freedom Index 2019 released today by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute in Canada, and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Germany. The five freest jurisdictions are New Zealand, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia.The annual Index uses 76 indicators of personal, civil, and economic freedom in 162 countries for 2017, the most recent year for which sufficient, globally comparable data are available. The report finds that global freedom has declined slightly since 2008, with more countries (79) seeing a fall in their lev...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ian V ásquez Source Type: blogs
How Does Sleeping Well Impact Brain Detoxification?
You're reading How Does Sleeping Well Impact Brain Detoxification?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Have you been sleeping well lately? We all know that getting enough sleep is an important part of living a healthy and engaged life. Of course, getting a good night's sleep keeps you sharp during the day, and recent science has also shown how important it is in learning and memory. Sleep is not only good for helping you pay attention in class or remembering what you did yesterday though, it also helps keep ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Wilson Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement better sleep brain health science of sleep Source Type: blogs
Thanking a lot of people - all the Acknowledgement sections from all my papers
This article was written using the Authorea scientific writing platform.The authors would like to thank the Coronado Pop Warner Islanders for initial collection of the sample and participation in Project MERCCURI, as well as Kris Tracy who assisted in the etymology of the proposed species name.The 16S rRNA sequence analysis was performed under the MiSeq Com- petition MkIIm by New Zealand Genome Limited and with the assistance of Patrick Biggs (NZGL) for MiSeq sequence processing. We thank Alex- ander Forrest for the loan of the Brancker CTD. We are grateful to three anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions. W...
Source: The Tree of Life - November 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
Artificial Blood: Unsolvable Biological Puzzle Or Soon-To-Be Reality?
What is the common denominator for milk, lamb blood, urine, and beer? You would never guess, so we let you off the hook: they were all tried as substitutes for blood during experiments on the quest to find an alternative fluid to replace the elixir of life: human blood. Despite the tremendous efforts, though, artificial blood remains an unsolvable biological puzzle with only a few innovative solutions that give hope that one day it will become a reality. An entire bloody business in vein? Blood has been the symbol of life for millennia – as it is connected so vehemently to good health and well-being. People notice...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Biotechnology Future of Medicine blood donation history biology history of medicine artificial artificial blood substitute Source Type: blogs