The Freudian Fallacy

Jul 11, 2012 by

The tide now seems to be turning against Freud as the long overdue detailed and systematic appraisal of his contribution to our understanding of the psychobiology and organisation of the human mind, of the place of reason and passion in human affairs, and of the aetiology and treatment of mental illnesses has finally been undertaken. [...]

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Fury as Tory welfare police order kidney dialysis patient Paul Mickleburgh back to work

Jun 19, 2012 by

HE’s one of the world’s longest surviving kidney dialysis patients and has had 33 years of renal treatment, four failed transplants and 14 heart attacks. But now, in a shameful indictment of Tory welfare cuts, Paul Mickleburgh, 53, has been deemed fit to work. See it on, via Mindscape Magazine

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Police Handcuff, Charge 6-Year-Old Girl For Misbehaving

Apr 17, 2012 by

Police in Milledgeville, Georgia handcuffed and charged a 6-year-old girl with assault for throwing a tantrum in school but instead of apologizing for such unnecessary treatment, the chief of police praised his officers for their actions. See it on, via Mindscape

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The Price of Life

Mar 27, 2012

Documentary about the rationing of high cost cancer drugs by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.On a finite budget, the NHS cannot afford to offer every treatment on the market, so how is it decided which medications should be made available?   Adam Wishart follows the nail-biting decision about one drug, with unprecedented [...]

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Is this ancient needle really a modern cure

Dec 26, 2011

In a world where infections can be cured by antibiotics and ­modern science has developed life-saving treatments for ­everything from smallpox to Aids, would any sensible person trust their body to a practice that goes back 2,000 years, predating all the most elementary developments in medicine? If the treatment on offer were blood-letting with leeches [...]

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