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Dalai Lama’s doctor preaches compassion in medicine


Californian Dr. Barry Kerzin traveled to India nearly 30 years ago after he heard the Dalai Lama wanted a Western physician to help train traditional Tibetan doctors. Continue reading

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The science of caffeine — Class Activity


By Gabby Shacknai Millions of Americans use caffeine, the world’s most popular drug, every day to boost their energy. Caffeine can produce heightened brain activity,…read more

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Trans fat no more: FDA gives food industry three years


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the elimination of all trans fats from the food supply within the next three years, a long-awaited move that is expected to save thousands of lives per year. Continue reading

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Overcoming the stigma of mental illness in Pakistan


Years of domestic turmoil and stigma around mental illness have left Pakistanis struggling to find mental health support. Continue reading

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Why aspartame might not be so bad after all – Class Activity


By Gabby Shacknai Since the FDA approved it in 1981, the artificial sweetener Aspartame, which is commonly used as a supplement to sugar in low-calorie foods…read more

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