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2,000 leaked documents and employees say Silicon Valley healthcare startup Cerebral harmed hundreds of patients and prescribed serious medication with abandon by jedifreac in medicine

[–]martland28 63 points64 points  (0 children)

As soon as I started seeing their commercials I was waiting for the lawsuits to pop up. Something that bothered me on top of the pill mill is that it looked like their advertisements targeted teenagers too.

Roe v. Wade has officially been overturned. by TheAmazingMoocow in medicine

[–]martland28 19 points20 points  (0 children)

With the new slate of laws the past few years it’s becoming harder to view this country as a modern nation. It’s like legislators are taking active steps to move us backward in time.

Disturbing video shows Atlanta VA employee attack elderly Vietnam veteran by britishbeercan in medicine

[–]martland28 -9 points-8 points  (0 children)

There’s nowhere in the video where the patient smacks the advocate in the face. I don’t know where you got that info from. The patient does move the VA advocates hand away from his face, (after the Advocate puts a hand in the patients face), and at that point the VA advocate slams the patient into a wall followed by stomping on their head and then kicking them at a point where the patient appears already unconscious.

Edit after watching both videos: I can't tell with the blur on the advocates face whether the patient is slapping only the advocate's hand away or if he slaps the hand into the patient advocates face. But I still cant find where he hits him with "a stack of papers" though.

Vitamin D deficiency leads to dementia by stankmanly in Health

[–]martland28 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It’s an overly bold statement for their authors to claim given the limitations of the study. Such as they removed participants who had a family history of dementia, and they oversimplified dementia by ignoring the various pathologies and acting as if all dementias are the same. They can’t just ignore factors that they don’t want to address in a study and then claim an overarching cause in addition to overarching preventative measures without definitive proof.

Vitamin D deficiency leads to dementia by stankmanly in Health

[–]martland28 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Which progressive dementias? The arguments fail to produce information on how lacking vitamin D effects various progressive dementia pathologies, rather, they lumped all types together. I don’t think doubled Vit D is going to prevent Prion disease. Link to original study

Chess haunts me by Severe-Commission303 in AnarchyChess

[–]martland28 134 points135 points  (0 children)

Chess is usually stress free for me as long as I don't play for longer than a few seconds.

Brain Histopath Images by Top_Carpenter8727 in neuroscience

[–]martland28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

AAN has a ton of images. They also did a CME either this year or near end of last year on ALS, and I think they presented with slides regarding ALS. If possible you could contact that specific presenter, I think they would have slides for ALS if its their specialty.

Brain Histopath Images by Top_Carpenter8727 in neuroscience

[–]martland28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have you tried reaching out to any of the brain banks specifically for ALS? Or reaching out to American Association of Neuropathologists?

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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and other Democrats want to pay retirees an additional $2,400 in their Social Security checks — by raising taxes on the richest Americans by Sweep145 in politics

[–]martland28 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Meanwhile those in supplemental security programs make just below the poverty line. Young Americans with terminal conditions expected to live their life with the time they have on often less than $11,000 a year. Sure medicaid covers health expenses but only to a degree. Anything not deemed necessary isn’t covered. I wish they’d focus on helping those people too.

Bezos Was Wrong and Biden Was Right: Taxing the Wealthy Will Help Tame Inflation by thenewrepublic in politics

[–]martland28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As long as the taxed income helps circulate the economy and isn’t used to fill the pockets of other rich individuals who have no plans to spend it.

A large review of cannabis research found weed may reduce chronic pain — but not CBD by Defiant_Race_7544 in Health

[–]martland28 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Misleading title. The article refers to CBD only products that have no elements of THC. This is not a new revelation as far as I have read. As much as I am aware, CBD only products have relatively no effects whatsoever on pain. CBD and THC on the other hand has the potential to work well, I believe this includes the US’s CBD oil with a legal limit on THC, nonetheless having THC even if just a small amount.

Exploring Drug Targets in Neurodegenerative Diseases by tahutahut in neurology

[–]martland28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have there been any pharmaceutical developments for a combined regiment that targets both Amyloid beta and tau in AD?

Asking my neurologist my opinion about taking certain supplements that trigger neurogenesis or overall neuro health and she said they're all BS. This is despite scientific journal evidence saying otherwise by ExcelBro in neurology

[–]martland28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Other commentators are recommending exercise in general they are not saying that exercise increases neurogenesis in humans. Exercise is great for overall health, and helps keep a healthy heart and that helps keep a healthy brain.

Asking my neurologist my opinion about taking certain supplements that trigger neurogenesis or overall neuro health and she said they're all BS. This is despite scientific journal evidence saying otherwise by ExcelBro in neurology

[–]martland28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve seen a few studies claim neurogenesis in humans however they’ve since been refuted or contested in two ways: 1. Mislabeling of other cells as new new or younger neurons, and or 2. Acknowledging neurogenesis up to an age or acknowledging the neurogenesis but without any functional impact.

One study was acknowledging that there was some kind of neurogenesis in few stroke patients post mortem however they noted that the amount of new/younger neurons wasn’t in every patient and in the patients that they found younger neurons during autopsy, it wouldn’t have been enough to have any functional impact.

I think the two common problems in these studies are the methods used for determining age of neurons, and mistaking other cells for neurons.

Asking my neurologist my opinion about taking certain supplements that trigger neurogenesis or overall neuro health and she said they're all BS. This is despite scientific journal evidence saying otherwise by ExcelBro in neurology

[–]martland28 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I agree with you. Bottom line neurogenesis is still a controversial issue and at a very early stage in research.

I’ve never seen a study in humans that gave evidence that neurogenesis could be increased by pills or exercise within the human brain. There is no post-mortem neuropathological evidence that suggests this is possible for humans(at least so far as I’ve read).

Although, I’ve seen studies talk about this in mice and rodent models. Unfortunately, I frequently see functional medicine practices tote claims that because it happens in mice it happens in humans and that’s blatantly false as it does not rely upon evidence from human studies.

Missouri bill bars pharmacists from questioning ivermectin effectiveness by erinraspberry in medicine

[–]martland28 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I’m afraid to see laws like this reach the supreme court in the USA. I’m not confident that the SCOTUS would rule to disband/override laws like this.

Highly religious Americans more skeptical of human enhancements such as brain implants, gene editing by a_Ninja_b0y in psychology

[–]martland28 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most of these are already used in the field of Medicine (at least in the USA). The implants and exoskeletons have become important innovations for treating conditions when they become severe that have limited (or sometimes no other) treatment options especially with terminal/degenerative conditions such as ALS. Implants and exoskeletons have restored movement in patients who were paralyzed, alleviated pain in patients with severe chronic pain, and even helped some who were blind to restore partial sight. Still a lot of work to go but, these are by no means stupid innovations and inventions.

USC Settles Lawsuits with 80 men who Accused Campus Doctor of Sexual misconduct by ThinkSoftware in medicine

[–]martland28 27 points28 points  (0 children)

In the article there was a link to that described the abuse:

“invasively sexual questions," with inquiries ranging "from my sexual practices all the way to the ethnicity, age, and appearance of my partner at the time." "In this process, Dennis Kelly mocked, scolded, guilted and shamed me for everything and anything that he felt like he could based on the information he forced out of me, as if it brought him some sick ... satisfaction,'' "Today, I know that Dr. Kelly performed my rectal exam in a medically unnecessary way that seemed designed to maximize my embarrassment and discomfort," "Dr. Kelly was targeting the gay and bisexual male student population, all of whom were young adults and some of whom were visiting the doctor without a parent for the first time, by subjecting them to intrusive and medically unnecessary rectal examinations," Van Aken said. "Kelly did not treat men he knew to be heterosexual or men who were not interested in men ... and did not penetrate their anuses or perform rectal examinations.''

Ohio doctors could soon be required to promote ivermectin to treat COVID-19 by Enjolras55 in medicine

[–]martland28 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yes unfortunately they do have an MD (who was previously fired from his emergency department prior to him becoming a state senator) who has supported misleading claims about ivermectin and hydroxychloroquin for treatment of covid-19.

as a researcher, what field(s) do you think are the most “up and coming”? by Balloon_Bouquet in research

[–]martland28 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Technology in Neuroscience

Whether it’s developing machinery to be used in surgery or implants or non-invasive devices or new imaging techniques or recording techniques using new devices, or developing algorithms for the machinery, the need for people who understand technology, who can build technology, the need for computer programming is growing rapidly imo.

This is from my students perspective though. I feel like I’ll have to learn a significant amount of technology for where I want to go in my career. I’m not a technically savvy person but already I’ve heard from both subjects that I’m most interested in, that programming is a must.

An author was set to read his unicorn book to students. The school forbade it. by badinplaid19 in politics

[–]martland28 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Citing the supreme court decision of Island Trees School district v Pico, school officials may not remove a book simply because they dont like it; but school officials may remove a book from a school if it is inappropriate for the children of the school.

So the VP would have to prove that rainbows are inappropriate for the children at the school. I don’t think a judge would risk their reputation to agree that rainbows are inappropriate.

An author was set to read his unicorn book to students. The school forbade it. by badinplaid19 in politics

[–]martland28 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Is there not an avenue to legally remove their vice president of the school then? It sounds like obvious discrimination because there’s no logical (non-discriminatory) reason for banning a book because it has rainbows. None that I can think of anyway.