One of the unsung heroes of modern medicine is Richard J. Ablin, professor in the Pathology Department of the University of Arizona. The discoverer of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), Dr. Ablin has spent decades warning doctors and the public that the PSA test is not only useless for population screening for prostate cancer, but is incredibly harmful. For every man whose life is saved via early detection of a deadly tumor, dozens are maimed by treatments for tumors that were never going to hurt them.Read More
Look in the mirror. Say your name.
You’ve just activated a section of your brain devoted to YOU.
Now think of some random celebrity. Say their name.
You’ve just activated a totally different section of your brain, this one dedicated to OTHERS.
Now – and here’s where this gets freaky – think of yourself in 20 years.
Which part of your brain just got turned on? The YOU circuit, or the OTHER circuit?
If you’re like most people – pretty much everyone, in fact – you think about your future self as if she or he is a total stranger.Read More