UN treaty a step towards nuclear disarmament

On the morning of Friday, July 7, 2017, the United Nations adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which bans and makes it illegal to possess, use, produce, transfer, acquire, stockpile or deploy nuclear weapons. This was the culmination of 10 years of preparation by many national and international organizations. It was signed and approved by 122 of the 123 participant nations, representing … Continue reading UN treaty a step towards nuclear disarmament

Treatment of HIV-Associated Talaromycosis

Penicilliosis is a cause of life-threatening illness in people from Southeast Asia, China, and India who are living with HIV. This dimorphic fungus was recently renamed Talaromyces (previously Penicillium) marneffei.  What is the best initial treatment for this devastating disease? A recent study from Vietnam determined that it is Amphotericin, not itraconazole. Continue reading Treatment of HIV-Associated Talaromycosis

The moral and political conscience of the American medical community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FROM PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Media Contact: Elana Simon, Communications Manager 425-301-3669 esimon@psr.org NEW YORK, NY (June 15, 2017) – Today, as more than 130 nations begin the second round of nuclear ban treaty negotiations at the U.N., the U.S. government continues its misguided boycott. In doing so, the U.S. government once again fails in its basic duty to protect public health. … Continue reading The moral and political conscience of the American medical community

Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health

People who feel more connected to others have lower levels of anxiety and depression. Moreover, studies show they also have higher self-esteem, greater empathy for others, are more trusting and cooperative and, as a consequence, others are more open to trusting and cooperating with them. Learn more here in an article by Jane Brody. Continue reading Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health