the rise of “open access” journals the creation of online repositories for unpublished manuscripts Open access at its most fundamental simply means that nobody should have to pay to read the results of scientific studies. The general rationale is that if my tax dollars paid for the grant, I should be able to see the results without having to have a journal subscription or use my credit card number to get past a paywall on a website. Furthermore, by allowing anyone to access the paper you are leveling the playing field so that all researchers can compete equally, regardless of the budget of their university library. Importantly, in an effort to increase the availability of critical new data, many scientific journals that are not normally open access have made COVID-19 research papers freely available. … [Read more...] about How to Best Approach COVID-19 Research
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These researchers cite other studies that find that those who have felt very lonely and isolated from other people, just in the past two weeks, were then three times more likely to then feel very suicidal. Other research has found that merely living alone doubles the risk of suicide for women, it also raises it in men, but not to the extent that it does for women. … [Read more...] about Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19
Without question, the current paradigm of substance abuse treatment as the orthodox approach exemplifies is a failure. Treatment efficacy is so poor in inpatient rehabilitation programs and government agencies like the Indian Health Service, that most agencies will not provide measures or outcome statistics. I have consulted on many cases where I have been deeply saddened for the client addicted to alcohol in revolving 30 or 60 day programs where they are verbally admonished to “stay clean” while they are being fed a nutritionally deficient diet of mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit cocktail and three or more medications that make their heads spin. … [Read more...] about Spirit Molecules: Allies for Healing from Trauma
Ayahuasca is used by numerous indigenous tribes throughout the Amazon Basin for both medical and ritualistic purposes. It has gained some popularity among North American scientists, physicians, and laypeople interested in its spiritual, psychological, and medicinal benefits. For the indigenous people of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela, Ayahuasca is used for healing ailments and is viewed as a means of connecting with one’s soul. … [Read more...] about Ayahuasca and Its Potential to Treat PTSD
Penetrative intercourse tends to dominate many people's understandings of sexual activity. However, the older men and women in this study described that their evolving definitions of sex, which now included more physical intimacy, was more pleasurable and satisfying than their previous, narrow definitions and experiences. … [Read more...] about The Best (Sex) Is Yet to Come?