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Uncovering the riches of traditional global medicine – MIT News

Kava (Piper methysticum) is a plant native to the Polynesian islands that people there have used in a calming drink of the same name in religious and cultural rituals for thousands of years. The tradition of cultivating kava and drinking it during important gatherings is a cultural cornerstone shared throughout much of Polynesia, although the… Read More »

U.S. Conference on AIDS to Address Trump’s HIV Plan for America

In a year that saw the introduction of President Trump’s “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America,” it is only fitting that the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), held at a different city each year, will take place in Washington, DC, and focus on the structure, implementation and feasibility of Trump’s federal initiative.… Read More »

10 of the best foods to eat to fight depression – from fish to fruit

When Professor Felice Jacka first began studying the effects of diet on mental health back in 2005, people thought she was, well, a bit mad. “Suggesting what we eat might ­influence how we feel was, to many, the domain of hippie-trippy, non-evidence-based belief rather than real medicine,” says the Australian. “Many seemed to have a… Read More »