Eric Cantor wants to defund social science. Can you say “Stupid Party”?
Archive for the ‘Health and Medicine’ Category
American couples often don’t recognize how social class differences produce marital conflict
Reacting to David Kuo’s brain tumors, Rod Dreher writes: As with my late sister Ruthie, I know David is going to beat this cancer, even if it takes his life. During the years I was a hospice volunteer counselor, I met a remarkable oncologist who offered a valuable perspective on his role as a physician: [...]
Many people get frustrated by the fact that miracle pills, diets and remedies are announced by scientists with regularity, yet in most cases subsequent research can’t replicate the original “breakthrough”. A recent integration of research studies on Omega-3 supplements (more commonly known as “fish oil” pills) is a case in point. Early research seemed to [...]
A high-return investment in smarter people and lower crime.
I have written before about professionally successful, generally competent people who are nonetheless seemingly incapable of exercising parental authority. Matt Richtel reveals another aspect of this social phenomenon: Parents who feel the need to pay an outside etiquette expert hundreds of dollars in order to teach their children table manners. What strikes me most about [...]
Brad Girtz responds cautiously to my article on emerging vaccine therapies for cocaine addiction: The harmful effect of cocaine is about more than its addictive properties…even recreational and occasional users of the drug put themselves at a higher risk of a heart attack or stroke due to its effect on blood pressure, the artery walls [...]
The horrible events of yesterday bring out the mental health professional in me. The coming days are going to bring saturation coverage of these murders on television, radio and the Internet. If you have little children around, and you have a habit of leaving all your broadcast devices running as background noise, turn them off. [...]
Federally-funded community health centers (CHCs) are a significant part of the safety net. They provide care to low-income Americans, most of whom either have no health insurance or rely on Medicaid. The G.W. Bush Administration expanded CHCs dramatically, and the Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama does so even further, to the point they [...]