Post Tagged with: "Michaeli"

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Why Do We Die? And What Can Be Done About It?

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September 28, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cognition & the brain, Death and Dying, Evolution, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli:

Dr. Dov Michaeli explores the answers to the questions: why do we die? and can anything be done about it?

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Dov Michaeli MD, PhD is author of The Doctor Weighs In (On Everything)

Can Critical Thinking be Taught?

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October 30, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

When reporters ask “is it good or bad?” to force a simple answer to a complex question, it reinforces our natural tendency to form come to easy conclusions instead of applying critical thinking. It may conserve the brains energy, but the outcomes are not always what we might hope for.

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Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth

Vaulting Ambition

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October 27, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Genes & genomics, Michaeli, Violence and violence prevention:

By Dov Michaeli Just walked out of a spectacular performance of Macbeth by the National Theater of London, with the title role played (and co-directed)… Read More ›

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Crime and Punishment -It’s all in the Brain

Crime and Punishment -It’s all in the Brain

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October 20, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

Studies suggest that the right lateral prefrontal cortex (rLPFC) is involved in following social norms and in the urge to punish violators. But “involved” still doesn’t tell us what exactly is happening in this area: Is it the cause of fair behavior?

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The Biological Roots of Conspiracy Theories

The Biological Roots of Conspiracy Theories

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October 6, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, POLICY, Psychology & behavior:

By Dov Michaeli   An article titled “What a Hoax” by Sander van der Linden (Scientific American Mind) got me to thinking: are all those… Read More ›

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Beware! Another Autism “Breakthrough”.

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September 29, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Michaeli, POLICY, RESEARCH:

By Dov Michaeli Science magazine of September 13, 2013 had alarming news: a new blood test for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is being… Read More ›

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The Neurobiology of Being Social

The Neurobiology of Being Social

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September 22, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, POLICY, Psychology & behavior:

By Dov Michaeli Being social can be understood on two levels; on the superficial level it evokes the image of being pleasant at a cocktail… Read More ›

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Science Adds its voice: Guns Kill, More Guns Kill More

Science Adds its voice: Guns Kill, More Guns Kill More

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September 15, 2013

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Michaeli, Patient Safety, POLICY, Violence and violence prevention:

By Dov Michaeli The gun lobby keeps repeating the mantra, “if only more guns were available…” then Columbine wouldn’t happen, Aurora wouldn’t happen, Sandy Hook… Read More ›

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Finally a Respiratory Monitor for Everyone

Finally a Respiratory Monitor for Everyone

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September 8, 2013

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Entrepreneurs, Exercise & fitness, Medicine: wellness & disease, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Sports and Health, Stress & relaxation, Technology in healthcare, Wellness, Wireless Health:

by Dov Michaeli Have you ever wondered why is it that we can determine heart rate by simply placing a finger over the pulsing radial… Read More ›

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The Obesity – Cancer Connection

The Obesity – Cancer Connection

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August 31, 2013

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Cancer, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Obesity & weight loss:

By Dov Michaeli Lots of publications have been pointing out that obesity is somehow connected to cancer. Obese women are  more prone to breast cancer… Read More ›

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Of Cows, Milk, and Humans

Of Cows, Milk, and Humans

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August 23, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, Faith and religion, Food and nutrition, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

By Dov Michaeli Oh gods,whoever you are: please save me from True Believers.  -Anonymous, 2013 I recite this prayer whenever I am asked, nay interrogated… Read More ›

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How Cancer Kills

How Cancer Kills

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August 6, 2013

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Cancer, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, RESEARCH:

By Dov Michaeli To Elaine I’m going to let you in on an open  secret: most cancer victims don’t die of their primary tumor. They… Read More ›

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What’s Wrong with Psychiatry?

What’s Wrong with Psychiatry?

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July 6, 2013

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Cognition & the brain, History of medical science, Mental health, Michaeli, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, Psychology & behavior, RESEARCH:

By Dov Michaeli I’ve always harbored a certain sense of suspicion about the scientific basis of Psychiatry. As early as in medical school I clashed… Read More ›

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How Did Myriad Genetics Come to Own Our Genes?

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June 25, 2013

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Entrepreneurs, Genes & genomics, Health care & health policy, Innovation/innovative companies, Medical Ethics, Michaeli, POLICY, Technology in healthcare:

By Dov Michaeli A momentous event happened on June 13, 20013: The Supreme Court unanimously voided Myriad Genetics patent on the human genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.… Read More ›

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