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Giant whale sharks have teeth on their eyeballs

Japanese researchers discovered that the whale shark has "tiny teeth"—dermal denticles—protecting its eyes from abrasion.They also found the shark is able to retract its eyeball into the eye socket. Their research confirms that this giant fish relies on vision more than previously believed. Cape Cod residents and tourists received a stark warning ahead of the July 4th weekend: beware of great white sharks. This isn't a complete outlier, given that the danger of these sharks has increased in re...
Tags: Japan, Animals, Water, Fish, Oceans, Innovation, Evolution, Marine Biology, Derek, Martin, Twitter Facebook, Okinawa Churashima Research Center, Taketeru Tomita


As belly size gets larger, the memory center in the brain gets smaller

Researchers at University College London have discovered a link between waist circumference and dementia. Seventy-four percent of volunteers that developed dementia were overweight or obese.Women with central obesity had a 39 percent greater risk of dementia. One of every eight deaths in England was attributed to dementia in 2017. Considering the substantial public health burden this adds to a society, researchers at University College London wanted to understand the role of obesity on cognitiv...
Tags: Health, England, London, Aging, Women, Innovation, Dementia, Ucl, Mediterranean, University College London, Derek, Epidemiology, University College, Twitter Facebook, International Journal of Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


Antidepressants linked to increased suicide and self-harm in teens

Australian researchers note a link between rising antidepressant usage and rising suicide rates in youth. Their research pushes back on psychiatry talking points that SSRIs decrease suicide risk. The top method for self-harm and suicide in younger age groups is overdosing antidepressants. In 1947, Dr Howard Rusk published an article in the NY Times. The doctor is advocating for better public education on issues of mental health. Considered to be the founder of rehabilitation medicine, Rusk was...
Tags: Psychology, Australia, Youth, US, America, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Medical Research, Innovation, New South Wales, Adelaide, Fda, OECD, Perth, Derek


The 'Western diet' is linked to adult acne in a new study

University of Paris researchers found that the consumption of fatty and sugary products, sugary beverages, and milk seems to increase adult acne. The team used data from over 24,000 participants in a famous French study. Roughly 50 percent of adults in Western countries over age 25 suffer from acne. The bane of adolescence can be a lifetime recurrence with the wrong diet. According to a new study, published in JAMA Dermatology, the Western diet is associated with an increased likelihood of adul...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Biology, Happiness, Acne, Medical Research, Paris, Innovation, Derek, Skin, Twitter Facebook, IGF, University of Paris, Human body, NutriNet Sante, Drew Ramsey


New research suggests biases play a role in FDA drug approval

When new drugs are similar to popular drugs on the market, FDA approval takes up to 75 percent longer. Texas McCombs Professor Francisco Polidoro Jr. reviewed 291 drugs over a 35-year period. Polidoro believes that potential coronavirus treatments or vaccines could help the FDA improve upon this longstanding bias. Speaking in front of Congress earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he is "cautiously optimistic" that a coronavirus vaccine will be developed. He believes "it will be when and n...
Tags: Psychology, Texas, Congress, Virus, Medical Research, Innovation, Fda, Health Care, Anthony Fauci, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Strategic Management Journal, Robert Whitaker, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Francisco Polidoro Jr


Weight gain affects the efficacy of antidepressants, new study finds

A comprehensive scoping review of 12 studies found that being overweight negatively affects the efficacy of antidepressants.McGill University researchers investigated SSRIs, SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, and tetracyclic antidepressants. A double-edged sword: obesity impacts antidepressants, yet a side effect of these drugs is weight gain. The initial European trials for gaboxadol produced positive results. Merck and Lundbeck were convinced they had a blockbuster drug on their hands. Resear...
Tags: Psychology, Biology, US, Merck, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Medical Research, Innovation, Who, Mcgill, Derek, McGill University, Twitter Facebook, Julie Holland, Lundbeck


Neanderthal DNA used to grow a 'mini-brain'

Switzerland-based researchers successfully used Neanderthal DNA to grow a brain organoid. The team, led by Grayson Camp, used induced pluripotent stem cells, which are used to research diabetes, leukemia, and neurological disorders.By tracing back our ancestral lineage, the team hopes to better understand genetic disease susceptibility. You know someone has received their 23andMe report when they write one of two social media posts: they boast of having Neanderthal DNA or being an ancestor of ...
Tags: Biology, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Switzerland, Evolution, Camp, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Basel Switzerland, Homo, David Agus, Genghis Khan, Svante Paabo, Australopithecus, Cognitive Science


Kate Garraway gives emotional update on husband Derek on Father's Day

Kate Garraway has given a new update on her husband Derek Draper's health...
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Texas A&M study verifies the importance of wearing masks

A new research article concludes face masks reduced the number of infections by 78,000 in Italy and 66,000 in New York City.The team writes that social distancing, isolation, and quarantining are not enough to stop the spread of COVID-19.Making face masks part of the partisan culture war is not helping educate the public on virus transmission. Pascal's wager has been on my mind. At the risk of infuriating decision theorists, let's simplify the French mathematician's wager from the perspectiv...
Tags: Texas, Science, Biology, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Medical Research, Italy, Innovation, Msnbc, Wall Street Journal, Pascal, Derek, Mike Pence, PNAS, Zhang


Ancient Greeks devised a way to fight disinformation

Sophists were more interested in arriving at practical truths through rhetoric than an absolute Truth (Sophia).Their techniques were heavily criticized by Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates. Asha Rangappa and Jennifer Mercieca write that Sophist techniques are particularly useful for recognizing and fighting disinformation. Octavian had a bone to pick with Mark Antony. The latter claimed the Eastern Roman Empire as he moved in with his lover, Cleopatra. Octavian wasn't having it. He read Antony's ...
Tags: Politics, Media, Democracy, Government, Senate, Nazis, America, Cnn, Rome, George Bush, Innovation, Philosophy, Truth, Trump, Derek, Yale University


After a century of speculation, a new liquid phase has been discovered

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder confirm that a new liquid phase has been discovered.This liquid phase was first speculated about over a century ago by physicists Peter Debye and Max Born. Liquid crystals are used in many technologies, including LCD televisions. Your television may soon be getting an upgrade, thanks to new research that confirms a scientific speculation from over a century ago.Botanical physiologist Friedrich Reinitzer noticed that an organic chemical, choles...
Tags: Technology, Chemistry, Innovation, Electricity, Lehmann, Derek, National Academy of Sciences PNAS, Twitter Facebook, University of York, University of Colorado Boulder, Max Born, Material Sciences, Peter Debye, Friedrich Reinitzer, Otto Lehmann, Reinitzer


Lowkey Lost – Insecure Season 4, Episode 10 Finale Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Make it Work – Issa meets up with Lawrence. He got the job in San Francisco. He is going to get an assistant, corner office and a team. Relocation fee. So, what about them? He asks if it’s a deal breaker and she says it’s not, because SF ain’t that far away. She said maybe she could move one day. What about her friends? Well, she might need to make new ones. She wants to surround herself with what brings her joy....
Tags: Hbo, Molly, San Francisco, Humor, Sheraton, Tv And Movies, Insecure, Derek, Pj, Lawrence, Andrew, Tiffany, Kelli, Rhonda, Nathan, Dubois


Do antidepressants create more mental illness than they cure?

Many antidepressants show no better efficacy than placebo or talk therapy in long-term usage. Proselytizing pharmaceutical interventions has been part of a concerted effort since the 1970s. Journalist Robert Whitaker discusses the impact of pathologizing children, moral therapy, and more. Doctors wrote a record number of prescriptions for Zoloft in March, causing the FDA to add this SSRI to its drug shortage list. Zoloft prescriptions then dropped in April—4.5 million, down from 4.9 million—ye...
Tags: Psychology, Nigeria, US, America, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Harvard, Innovation, World Health Organization, Fda, Psychotherapy, Robert, Derek, Boston Globe, American Medical Association


New Zealand government deploys nude 'porn actors' in web safety ad

Government TV ad is latest in a series of striking public service announcements using humour to tackle tricky subjectsIt’s a scene out of every parent’s – and teenager’s – worst nightmare: two adult-film actors turn up naked at the front door, to tell a stunned mother: “Hiya … your son’s been watching us online.”The sudden appearance of a smiling but nude Sue and Derek has become something of a sensation as part on an unusual series of TV ads by the New Zealand government about internet safety f...
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Kate Garraway describes husband Derek's health battle as a 'living hell' in emotional conversation with Piers Morgan

Kate Garraway has been facing the heartbreaking wait on news on her husband Derek Draper,...
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New analysis claims the FDA rushed ketamine's approval for depression treatment

A new analysis in The British Journal of Psychiatry claims the FDA approval process for ketamine was rushed. Only one of three clinical trials showed efficacy, while the discontinuation trial produced troubling outcomes. Ketamine's side effects include anxiety, poor appetite, delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, rage, and craving. There was a lot of excitement when the FDA fast-tracked ketamine trials for depression treatment in 2016. The announcement marked a major turning point in our underst...
Tags: Biology, Drugs, America, Depression, Medical Research, Innovation, Poland, Fda, Clinical Depression, Derek, Psychedelics, Clinical Trials, Twitter Facebook, Richard Nixon, HOROWITZ, Pharmaceutical


Memories of a racist childhood and a search for my new, anti-racist self

We’re in the middle of weeks of protests to end the entrenched racism in America and I can’t stop thinking about Sula. I march and I scream that Black Lives Matter and I never add anything about how the black laundress I grew up with was not someone I could hug — because she was black. Sula’s grandma was enslaved. And when slavery was outlawed, the grandma’s relationship to her former owner didn’t change. Then when the grandma had a daughter about 30 years later, she basically raised her daug...
Tags: Careers, America, Diversity, Chicago, Mom, Derek, Sula


CBS: Floyd And Chauvin Argued While Working Together At Club, Says Ex-Coworker

George Floyd and then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — who has been charged with second-degree murder in Floyd’s death for kneeling on his neck during an arrest — clashed with each other when they worked security together at a nightclub, according to their former coworker. David Pinney, who worked at the El Nuevo Rodeo nightclub with Floyd and Chauvin, CBS News reporter Jeff Pegues in a pre-taped interview on Wednesday that the two men had “bumped heads” at work before the inciden...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Cbs, Derek, George, Floyd, Pinney, Chauvin, Cristina Cabrera, Jeff Pegues, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, El Nuevo Rodeo, Maya Santamaria, Floyd And Chauvin, David Pinney


Religious believers prefer dogs over cats — by a lot

A 2019 study in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion found that religious believers are more likely to own dogs than cats.Researchers found that hardcore evangelicals are less likely to own pets than more the progressive religious. Pet ownership also skews political: Democrats prefer cats while Republicans choose dogs. Bastet was the daughter of the sun. The ancient Egyptian goddess was originally a fierce lioness warrior—a strong woman with the head of a big cat. Over time, her image ...
Tags: Psychology, Dogs, Bali, China, Religion, Depression, Anxiety, Christianity, Innovation, Atheism, Peta, Derek, Perry, Twitter Facebook, Durga, Burge


Dread can be a powerful motivational tool

A study from the University of British Columbia weighs the effects of positive and negative anticipation. Immediate gratification is a powerful motivator; we also want to get negative experiences over with sooner than later.The feeling of dread can be a powerful motivational tool to stop procrastination. A smiling couple in their 70s, sitting on lounge chairs, overlooking a sun-soaked ocean from the beach. A gentle breeze, margarita in hand, waves ebbing and flowing as the soundtrack. They loo...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Motivation, Facebook, Innovation, Fear, Starbucks, Boss, Personal Growth, Princeton University, Derek, University of British Columbia, Twitter Facebook, Decision-making, David Hardisty, Elke Weber


Hannah Gadsby has a message for anti-vaxxers

In her new Netflix special, "Douglas," comedian Hannah Gadsby targets anti-vaxxers.Diagnosed with autism four years ago, Gadsby discusses the dangers of believing vaccinations cause autism.Some high-profile anti-vax activists use their platform in order to sell supplements and books. Hannah Gadsby couldn't understand why people kept telling her she might have autism. She believed the developmental disorder mostly applied to young boys. Then the Australian comedian was with autism and ADHD fo...
Tags: Twitter, New York, Biology, Entertainment, Public Health, Netflix, Autism, Brooklyn, Innovation, Manhattan, Health Care, Vaccines, Douglas, Derek, Gallup, Twitter Facebook


Kate Garraway reveals heartbreaking way son Billy is coping with Derek's illness as they wait for news on his recovery

Kate Garraway is facing the agonising wait on news of husband Derek Draper's heath...
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Kate Garraway recalls call with Derek's doctor that made her 'throw up on the spot'

Kate Garraway has opened up about the moment that she was told her husband Derek Draper...
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Caring Causes: Hahacards.net

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and this year Hahacards.net is making it extra special by supporting our front line workers. Hahacards.net is the brainchild of father/son duo Derek and nine- year old Zakariyus Ford and features unique greeting cards for different holidays and special events for only $4.99!!Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Withdrawal symptoms from antidepressants can last over a year, new study finds

A new review found that withdrawal symptoms from antidepressants and antipsychotics can last for over a year.Side effects from SSRIs, SNRIs, and antipsychotics last longer than benzodiazepines like Valium or Prozac. The global antidepressant market is expected to reach $28.6 billion this year. In her book, "Blue Dreams: The Science and Story of the Drugs That Changed Our Minds," psychotherapist Lauren Slater discusses psilocybin and MDMA as potential treatments for depression. Sadly, she hasn...
Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Human body, Medical research, Psychotherapy, Mental health


Kate Garraway cries as she reveals her husband Derek's last words to her and their children

Kate Garraway returned to Good Morning Britain on Friday to give viewers an update on her...
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Kate Garraway and kids stage personal clap for NHS as husband Derek remains in hospital

GMB host Kate Garraway staged her own personal Clap for Carers on Thursday night with her...
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Here are 3 things white people can do right now to help #BLM

Protests around the world are demanding an end to police discrimination and violence against black citizens in America. Author and activist Dax-Devlon Ross offers advice on how white people can help during this moment. Ross's suggestions include thinking and voting locally, supporting black-owned businesses, and practicing self-reflection. You never forget a gun being pointed at your head. In 1999, Dax-Devlon Ross and I were heading from Washington Heights to the Upper West Side for dinner. We...
Tags: Activism, Democracy, Race, America, Los Angeles, Economics, Public Health, Netflix, Innovation, Broadway, Killer Mike, Upper West Side, BLM, Dax, Criminal Justice, Eric Garcetti


Cannabis discovered at an ancient biblical shrine in Israel

Cannabis and frankincense were discovered at the "holy of holies" shrine in Tel Arad, Israel. Both substances were mixed with animal dung to promote heating. This marks the first time cannabis has been found in the Kingdom of Judah. In an extensive review of the history and pharmacology of psychedelics, American chemist David E. Nichols writes that this class of serotonergic hallucinogens "may be the oldest class of psychopharmacological agents known to man." Three thousand year old hymns to...
Tags: Drugs, Kingdom, Israel, Religion, Tel Aviv, History, Cannabis, Middle East, Innovation, Archaeology, Derek, Herodotus, Vedas, Shiva, Twitter Facebook, BCE


Killer Cop Derek Chauvin’s Wife Files for Divorce, Says She’s “Devastated” by George Floyd’s Death

The wife of the former Minneapolis police officer who was arrested for the murder of George Floyd says she’s “devastated” by the killing and is filing for divorce. “This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family,” read a statement from Sekula Law Offices Friday evening (May 29) just hours after Chauvin’s arrest. “She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. She has filed for diss...
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