Some patients refuse to answer. Many doctors don’t ask. As the number of Americans with dementia rises, health professionals are grappling with when and how to pose the question: “Do you have guns at home?”

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An effort led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs aims to combat the social and cultural stigmas that prevent some men in parts of Africa from knowing their HIV status

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Twenty years ago, images of staggering cattle and descriptions of brains resembling Swiss cheese became associated with one of the most popular television programs of the day when Texas Panhandle cattlemen sued “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for defamation under Texas’ “veggie libel law.” They claimed the program’s negative portrayal of their business caused a steep decline of beef prices

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Kevin Elliot writes, “Scientists these days face a conundrum. As Americans are buffeted by accounts of fake news, alternative facts and deceptive social media campaigns, how can researchers and their scientific expertise contribute meaningfully to the conversation?”

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Want to see a group of parents shudder? Whisper that your kid has “pinkeye.” That one little word evokes images of ocular goop cutting a swath through a pre-K class like a lion through a herd of gazelles

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Imagination Is Ancient

September 11, 2017

Our imaginative life today has access to the pre-linguistic, ancestral mind: rich in imagery, emotions and associations

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Joseph Fins writes, “The last time I saw Margaret Worthen was in November 2012. She was in New York participating in a study of patients with severe brain injury. As soon as I walked into her room, I knew something had changed. She was still immobile, but she noticed my presence, was more attentive and engaged…”

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Research university leaders see wake-up call in data on sharp partisan divide on higher education, and deep cuts proposed by Trump

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