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The psychology of post-traumatic stress disorder – Joelle Rabow Maletis

Many of us will experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Sometimes, we escape with no long-term effects. But for millions of us, those experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. This phenomenon, called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, isn’t a personal failing; rather, it’s a […]

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How this disease changes the shape of your cells – Amber M. Yates

What shape are your cells? Squishy cylinders? Jagged zig-zags? You probably don’t think much about the bodies of these building blocks, but at the microscopic level, small changes can have huge consequences. And while some adaptations change these shapes for the better, others can spark a cascade of debilitating complications. This is the story of […]

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Why sex really matters | David Page | TEDxBeaconStreet

Translator: Jenny Lam-Chowdhury Reviewer: Capa Girl I would like to talk with you about sex and disease, but perhaps not what you’re thinking. So, now that I’ve gotten your attention, I’d like to tell you about something that’s really fundamental. I’d like to tell you about a connection between sex and disease that is very […]

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Why I changed my mind about medicinal cannabis | Hugh Hempel | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Peter van de Ven What goes through your mind when I tell you that my 11-year-old twins are using marijuana? Do you think to yourselves, “Oh my god, the drug problem in the U.S. is worse than I thought”? How is it possible that 11-year-olds get access to pot? Maybe some […]

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