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AI Finds Potential Treatment for Incurable Pediatric Brain Cancer

Source: 2344799/Pixabay Artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning is helping scientists and researchers find new treatments for diseases and conditions. A new study published in Cancer Discovery shows how AI machine learning can identify a new possible treatment for incurable pediatric brain cancer. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is an incurable infiltrating glioma, and the median …

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What “Nine Perfect Strangers” Got Wrong About Psychedelics

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen “Nine Perfect Strangers, go watch it and come back. The new Hulu TV series “Nine Perfect Strangers” (an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s book of the same name) shows us what happens when a wellness retreat veers into an abusive cult of personality, fueled by the zeitgeist of psychedelics. Sadly, …

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Stay or Leave? Every Relationship’s Million Dollar Question

Ever wonder if your relationship is right for you? Source: Photo by Jonathan Andrew from Pexels When I give talks about relationships, people have lots of questions. But, one is easily the most common: How do I know if this relationship is right for me? It’s every relationship’s million-dollar question. This same question comes in …

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Group Identity and Its Making

Source: pexels/used with permission New insights into large-group psychology and social conflict have emerged as a result of the important ideas of Professor Vamik Volkan who conducted fieldwork in regions of war and unrest around the globe. Professor Volkan, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, builds on the ideas of psychoanalyst Erik Erikson who thought psychic growth …

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How Kissing Predicts Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction

Source: Mia Carvey/UnSplash Do you remember your first kiss? Was it exciting, thrilling, and titillating? Alternatively, was it awkward, clumsy, and slobbery? Make no mistake: Kissing is NOT child’s play. Some even argue that the intimacy and arousal inherent to kissing are more intense than in just about any other sexual act. Kissing can mean …

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The Girls Who Caught Tourette’s from TikTok

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been a surge in the number of adolescent girls and young women presenting to neurology clinics with Tourette’s-like symptoms (Müller-Vahl et al., 2021). Many of the victims had been incorrectly diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome prior to being seen and were being treated with medication. Tourette’s is a neurological …

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Delhi govt starts 27 PSA oxygen generation plants in hospitals, Government News, ET Government

Health minister Satyendar Jain has said the Delhi government started 27 PSA oxygen generation plants in hospitals in the city and the preparation to tackle a possible third wave of coronavirus is going on at a rapid pace. These 27 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen generating plants can generate 31 metric tonnes of the life-saving …

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