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( As Colleges Ban Groups Over Antisemitism, New Ones Form
Nov 19th 2023, 07:48

Source: ( Google News - HealthAt George Washington University, a pro-Palestinian student group was suspended for projecting messages on a campus library that read "divestment from Zionist genocide now" and "glory to our martyrs." Farther north, Columbia University last week suspended two similar groups for repeatedly flouting college policies, such as holding unauthorized events. Yet the suspensions didn't have their intended effect—new organizations quickly formed.


( Smaller Hippocampus Linked to Cognitive Decline
Nov 19th 2023, 07:48

Source: ( Science Daily - Top HealthWith the rise of new drugs that can target the amyloid-beta plaques in the brain that are an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, new ways are needed to determine whether memory loss is due to Alzheimer's or another neurodegenerative disorder. A new study published in the November 15, 2023, online issue of Neurology shows that shrinkage in the hippocampus area of the brain is associated with cognitive decline, even in people who don't have amyloid...


( 58% of World's Richest Companies Lobby Against Climate Policies
Nov 18th 2023, 09:18

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsPledges by the world's largest corporations to fight climate change frequently do not align with their lobbying efforts, with more than half of companies at risk of engaging in misleading practices known as "net zero greenwashing," according to a new report released Wednesday. The study, by the London-based research center InfluenceMap, examined the lobbying activities of nearly 300 of the largest public companies around the world.


( U.S. Women's Life Expectancy Six Years Longer Than Men's
Nov 18th 2023, 09:17

Source: ( Google News - HealthIt's been known for more than a century that women outlive men, but research published November 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that in the U.S., the gap has been widening for more than a decade. The trend is driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid overdose epidemic, among other factors, leading men to live 5.8 years less than women—the largest gap since 1996. Life expectancy in the U.S. dropped to 76.1 years in 2021, down from 78.8...


( Magicians Less Prone to Mental Illness, Study Finds
Nov 18th 2023, 09:17

Source: ( BBC News - Top HeadlinesWhether it's entertainers such as Robin Williams or famous painters such as Van Gogh, many creative people have long been known to suffer with their mental health. But new research shows that the same is not so of magicians. According to Aberystwyth University, they' are all but exempt from the inner turmoil experienced by other artists. Why is that? Researchers suspect that it may have something to do with the difficulty of tricks they perform.


( Ketamine May Improve Cognitive Function in Depressed Individuals
Nov 18th 2023, 09:11

Source: ( Google News - HealthAccording to the World Health Organization, approximately 322 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Now, a study of individuals with treatment-resistant depression has found that four infusions of the antidepressant ketamine led to enhanced cognitive functioning that persisted for five weeks. These improvements appeared to be independent of the antidepressant response. The study was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.


( U.S. Colleges Face Inquiries Over Alleged Antisemitism and Islamophobia
Nov 18th 2023, 07:43

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportThe U.S. government has opened civil rights investigations into seven schools over allegations of antisemitism or Islamophobia since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war. The list includes three Ivy League schools—Columbia, Cornell, and Penn—along with Wellesley College, Lafayette College, Cooper Union, and a K-12 school system in Kansas. Five investigations involve alleged antisemitic harassment and two involve alleged anti-Muslim harassment.


( Russian Ministry Wants Court to Define LGBTQ "Movement" As Extremist
Nov 18th 2023, 04:11

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportRussia's justice ministry has filed a motion with the country's Supreme Court to label what it called the "international LGBT public movement" as extremist and to ban its operation within Russia, the state TASS news agency reported Friday. Russia toughened its anti-LGBT laws last year, allowing the authorities to fine any individual or organization found to have promoted homosexuality in public, online, or in films, books, or advertising.


( Advertisers Leave X After Elon Musk Endorses Antisemitic Post
Nov 18th 2023, 03:36

Source: ( BBC News - AmericasApple, Disney, IBM, and other firms have stopped advertising on X amid an antisemitism storm on the site. The boycott comes after X owner Elon Musk endorsed an antisemitic trope on the platform formerly known as Twitter. Mr. Musk has denied his post was antisemitic and has threatened to sue over the advertising investigation. On Wednesday, he promoted a post that accused Jewish communities of pushing hatred against White people, calling it...


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