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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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The story of Fred and Leroy — my mom has autism | Wendy Hamilton | TEDxOmaha

Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard I’m going to start with a little bit of audience participation. So I’d like to ask you to close your eyes, (deep breath) take a deep breath. Just relax there for a couple of moments as you think about what images are conjured by the wordmother. What does the […]

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The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

Translator: Mayumi Oiwa-Bungard Reviewer: Queenie Lee In 1847, a physician by the name of Semmelweis advised that all physicians wash their hands before touching a pregnant woman, in order to prevent childbed fever. His research showed that you could reduce the mortality rates from septicemia, from 18% down to 2%, simply through washing your hands […]

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What happens when your DNA is damaged? – Monica Menesini

The DNA in just one of your cells gets damaged tens of thousands of times per day. Multiply that by your body’s hundred trillion or so cells, and you’ve got a quintillion DNA errors everyday. And because DNA provides the blueprint for the proteins your cells need to function, damage causes serious problems, such as […]

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The infinite possibilities of fear and anxiety: Mia Haas-Goldberg at TEDxConnecticutColleg

Translator: Denise RQ Reviewer: Robert Deliman I haven’t been here as long as Professor Vice, but one of my earliest memories is framed by howling wind whipping at my hair and jacket as I streak down that Keddie Mountain, skis spread-wide, with a smile that is somehow wider. I knew no boundaries, I needed no […]

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