Category: News

Putting the Burden of Organ Donation on Women

KOLKATA, India — In the spring I found myself in the position of being my father’s potential liver donor. Although he had steadfastly refused a transplant, he had slipped into a sickness so severe that my mother and I feared we might lose him. I am his only child and our blood groups are compatible. […]

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How to Be More Resilient

As a psychiatrist, I’ve long wondered why some people get ill in the face of stress and adversity — either mentally or physically — while others rarely succumb. We know, for example, that not everyone gets PTSD after exposure to extreme trauma, while some people get disabling depression with minimal or no stress. Likewise, we […]

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So, I Asked People in Saudi Arabia About Their Mad, Murderous Crown Prince

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — It’s awkward to find yourself in a police state interviewing people about their leader’s penchant for starving children, torturing women or dismembering critics. The result is nervous smiles. And long pauses in the conversation. It’s sad because on this visit, I found Saudi Arabia truly is changing under Crown Prince Mohammed […]

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A Bright Green ‘Christmas Comet’ Will Fly the Closest to Earth in Centuries

Look into the night sky on Sunday and you just might see a bright, fuzzy ball with a greenish-gray tint. That’s because a comet that orbits between Jupiter and the sun will make its closest approach to Earth in centuries, right on the heels of this year’s most stunning meteor shower. “The fuzziness is just […]

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Ruling Striking Down Obamacare Moves Health Debate to Center Stage

WASHINGTON — The decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike down all of the Affordable Care Act has thrust the volatile debate over health care onto center stage in a newly divided capital, imperiling the insurance coverage of millions of Americans while delivering a possible policy opening to Democrats. After campaigning vigorously on […]

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Remy Ma Welcomes Baby Girl With Papoose After ‘Tough Labor’

Congrats to Remy Ma!  The rapper has welcomed her first child with husband Papoose, she announced on Instagram on Friday. “It’s a girl!!” Remy, whose real name is Reminisce Smith, shared, adding, “The Golden Child is here!!! Thank you @papoosepapoose for making me the the happiest wife on the planet🥰 #BlackLove #RemAndPap #BabyMackie #ShesMADDDDcute😢.”  The […]

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