Daily Overload – News in short (27-12-2013)

Hi Folks,

This post is just quick links to all the other stories that I have read today, but not had time ( or inclination ) to write up in full.

 

Quran ‘healer’ kills patient in Yemen

Man reportedly trampled on woman’s neck in order to exorcise what he believed was a demon

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/quran-healer-kills-patient-in-yemen-1.1270710

 

Doctors misdiagnose depression 86 per cent of the time

An accurate title for this story would have been: “86% of over-65s in the U.S. who say they recall a doctor or other medical professional saying they had “depression” in the past year don’t remember enough symptoms in the past year to meet the DSM criteria for MDE“.

http://wwddtydty.com/2013/12/doctors-misdiagnose-depression-86-per-cent-time/

 

Psychic Predictions for 2013

There are people who predict the future for such things for a living. Here is a roundup of what some of the top psychics, seers, and mentalists say is in store for us in 2013.

http://paranormal.about.com/od/prophetsandprophecies/tp/Psychic-Predictions-For-2013.htm

 

Motivations

Since the holidays tend to fill my alleged free time with family commitments and I need to rewrite some RSS feeds (am I lucky or what?), I thought I would take this opportunity to answer the letter since it will require zero research.

www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/motivations/

 

Can Muslim lands learn to tolerate Christianity?

In some parts of the world, Herod’s massacre of the innocents is a living tradition. On Christmas Day in Iraq, 37 people were killed in bomb attacks in Christian districts of Baghdad. Radical Islamists mark — and stain — the season with brutality and intolerance.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-can-muslim-lands-learn-to-tolerate-christianity/2013/12/26/912d9162-6e6d-11e3-aecc-85cb037b7236_story.html

 

In Atheists We Distrust

Subjects believe that people behave better when they think that God is watching over them.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=in-atheists-we-distrust

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I’ll add to this through the day.

All the best.

Richard AKA The Skeptical Bear

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