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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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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Indiana hopes needle exchange will help stem HIV epidemic


Officials in the state of Indiana have approved a needle exchange program to help curb an HIV outbreak that is unprecedented in the state’s history. Continue reading

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Young filmmakers get a kickstart on a teen zombie movie


Sam and Mattie, two aspiring filmmakers with Down syndrome, raised over $20,000 for their new project. Continue reading

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