Cold sores and shingles may be linked to Alzheimer’s, new research indicates

Cold sores and shingles may be linked to Alzheimer’s, new research indicates

Could cold sores plus shingles lead to Alzheimer’s? New research from Tufts and Oxford universities adds to the growing evidence that they might—and how. And the implications are both good and bad. Good, because it means vaccines could help prevent Alzheimer’s, for which there is very little medication and no known cure. Bad, because somewhere … Read more

Here’s Why We Should Stop Calling It ‘Monkeypox’

Here’s Why We Should Stop Calling It ‘Monkeypox’

There have been many things wrong with America’s failed efforts to stop the monkeypox epidemic from spreading. Vaccine stockpiles weren’t releasedred tape has held up production, distribution has been haphazard, treatments have been nearly impossible to come by (again due to government red tape), and doctors have not been given adequate information, leading many patients … Read more

What The New York Times isn’t telling you about a ‘sixth’ COVID wave

What The New York Times isn’t telling you about a ‘sixth’ COVID wave

The New York Times is perplexed — and seemingly annoyed — that despite a “sixth wave” of COVID-19 in New York City, “few seem inclined to get themselves into high-alert mode again.” Now, why might that be? The obvious explanation is that New Yorkers can see what’s going on: For all the many COVID cases … Read more

The West’s Struggle for Mental Health

The West’s Struggle for Mental Health

Since the 1990s, there has been talk of a mental-health epidemic in the US, particularly among young people. The mass shootings last month in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, NY, carried out by 18-year-old gunmen, have heightened fears that something’s gone horribly wrong. But the problem isn’t new. American psychiatrists have been studying rates of functional … Read more

Bitcoin Can Fund High-Quality, Equitable, Healthcare For Everyone

Bitcoin Can Fund High-Quality, Equitable, Healthcare For Everyone

The Current Global Health Care System Is Broken Over 6.2 million people have died of COVID-19-related deaths as of June 13, 2022. This is despite $8.9 trillion or 9.8% of global GDP spent on healthcare in 2019 worldwide. More broadly, half the world lacks access to essential healthcare services. Furthermore, the current healthcare system leaves … Read more

Audiences are weary of Hollywood wokeness

Audiences are weary of Hollywood wokeness

Hollywood was founded by, and for generations run by, pure showmen who were fanatically devoted to giving the audience what it wanted. Today Hollywood’s message is, “Let us entertain you! But first, a brief lecture on what’s wrong with you, the audience. . .” Artists and entertainment corporations have always been desperate to be taken … Read more

Dignity for mental health workers

Dignity for mental health workers

Published: 6/23/2022 8:04:20 PM Modified: 6/23/2022 8:01:58 PM I love my job. I love working with kids, teens and adults as a community mental health clinician in Greenfield. But sometimes when I see my paycheck, I wonder: “What am I doing?” I proudly work for a community mental health agency, and that work is incredibly … Read more