The path to better medicine is paved with accidental yet revolutionary discoveries. In this well-told tale of how science happens, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman shares news of a serendipitous breakthrough treatment that may prevent mental disorders like depression and PTSD from ever developing. Listen for an unexpected, and controversial, twist.
Rebecca Brachman is a pioneer in the field of preventative psychopharmacology, developing drugs to enhance stress resilience and prevent mental illness.
Current treatments for mood disorders only suppress symptoms without addressing the underlying disease, and there are no known cures. Continue Reading
Vaccination, at its core, is neither a safe nor effective method of disease prevention.
Dr Tetyana Obukhanych
Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated?
It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide. You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines – and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children – is not consistent with such a statement.
When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions. As he says:
Being honest about how we feel doesn’t make us weak — it makes us human.
What an amazing day – the first ever mental health marathon was truly special! The Heads Together campaign aims to change the conversation and end the stigma surrounding mental health, and the success we have had is down to you, our #teamsheadstogether supporters and partners.
We’re so proud of all the runners and all the effort that they have put in, both mentally and physically – it was an honour to share the marathon journey with you.
The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry are clear that the work of Heads Together will continue well past the Marathon. They are proud that the campaign has dealt a major blow against the stigma that surrounds mental health, but of course there is more work to do and they will continue to encourage a national conversation over the next few years.
If you thought the media reported health news, this video may make you think again. Watch what happened when two reporters tried to highlight the risks, posed to human health, by the presence of artificial bovine growth hormones in milk. It may surprise some of you to learn what happened when the news did not suit the network.
Steve Wilson and Jane Akre: 2001 Goldman Prize winners, USA
In late 1996, journalists Jane Akre and Steve Wilson began investigating rBGH, the genetically modified growth hormone American dairies had been injecting into their cows. As investigative reporters for the Fox Television affiliate in Tampa, Florida, they discovered that while the hormone had been banned in Canada, Europe and most other countries, millions of Americans were unknowingly drinking milk from rBGH-treated cows.