Posts tagged "disease"

Saving Addicts

From "Is Addiction Really a Disease?  A Challenge to Twelve-Step Programs," by Nicholas Grant Boeving at Tikkun:
Let me preface this by saying that I write as someone who has struggled with these issues both as an academic and as someone who has lived in the prison of chemical dependency. I have experienced the despair...

Which Disease Spreads Faster?

Religious epidemiology: Pilgrims returning from Mecca may be spreading polio, according to the World Health Organization. “We’re staring at the whites of the eyes of this thing,” the coordinator of the health organization’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative tells The NYTimes. There’ll be another kind of disease to track: the use of this news by anti-Islam websites as...