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Medical News Today: Are mental health diagnoses ‘scientifically meaningless’?

A study that analyzed key contents of a classic mental health handbook has questioned whether psychiatric diagnosis to identify distinct conditions has any scientific value. Mental health experts warn that many psychiatric diagnoses are ‘scientifically meaningless and can create stigma and prejudice.’ A Psychiatry Research paper describes how researchers found many inconsistencies and contradictions in… Read More »

Medical News Today: Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

“Medical reversal” is a term that defines instances in which new and improved clinical trials show that current medical practices are ineffective or misguided. New research reveals that there are currently almost 400 medical reversals. A new meta-analysis finds that almost 400 medical practices may not be effective. Medical reversals occur when new clinical research… Read More »

Alex Trebek’s ‘near remission’ story serves as a reminder: Beware celebrity health news

In People magazine’s latest cover story, Alex Trebek said his advanced pancreatic cancer is in “near remission.” People portrayed this as a dramatic turnaround: When Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer three months ago, fans were shocked. But now the beloved Trebek has good news to share: He’s in “near… Read More »

Jillian Michaels slams popular keto diet as a ‘terrible, terrible idea’ – Fox News

When it comes to the popular keto diet, the “Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels is not a fan. Speaking on the “#Adulting” podcast in late April, Michaels slammed the keto diet, which requires people to be on a very low-carb, moderate protein and high-fat eating plan, as a “terrible, terrible idea.” “Your cells are literally made up of those… Read More »