Archives: Health

Dalai-lama

Dalai Lama’s doctor preaches compassion in medicine

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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

caffeine

The science of caffeine — Class Activity

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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

Trans fats

Trans fat no more: FDA gives food industry three years

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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

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

Aspartame

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

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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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