Words matter: Language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma, NIH leaders say

WHAT: In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and throughout society. The authors define stigma as negative attitudes toward people…

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How Republican Coronavirus Vaccine Opposition Got to This Point

After Sherri Tenpenny, a Cleveland-area doctor, falsely suggested during a hearing last month in the Ohio House of Representatives that Covid vaccines left people “magnetized” and could “interface” with 5G cellular towers, Republican lawmakers thanked her for her “enlightening” testimony. In Congress, Republicans who once praised the Trump administration for its work facilitating the swift…

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