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Avoiding microaggression with offensive disease names

This is ridiculous, some international people with time on their hands advocating avoiding “offensive” names for diseases?

Another political correctness fetish? 6 more words

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Personality Disorders, Politics and IQ

A friend of mine said he and his Chinese girlfriend were debating whether Chinese or Americans value freedom.  She argued America is oppressive because it meddles in the affairs of other countries, like their trade practices. 375 more words

Is PSP a Disease?

The neurodegenerative diseases are starting to merge. The most obvious level of commonality lies at the cellular level of pathogenesis, where each disease is now hypothesized to include protein misfolding, templating, intercellular spread and damage by oligomers. 291 more words

"Dementia friendly communities": would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet”
Act II Scene 2 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare…

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Dementia Friendly Communities

New article by Edward Shorter: "An Alternative, History-Based, Nosology for Psychiatry"

H-Madness is delighted to present a new piece by Prof. Dr. Edward Shorter, PhD FRSC, the Jason A Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. 2,690 more words

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Genetic exhibitionism

Interesting presentation today by a senior researcher who sequenced himself, then collected every other -omics measure one could think of. Very much like a TED talk – take an ounce of science, leaven it with a dynamic speaker and an infectious sense that technology is close to magic. 287 more words