August 18, 2014

A Clash of Religion and Bioethics Complicates Organ Donation in Israel

(New York Times) – The sages could not have anticipated that their writings would provide the underpinnings for cultural resistance to organ donation from the deceased in 21st-century Israel. But their definition of mortality, which can conflict with modern acceptance … Read More

August 14, 2014

The Death of Robin Williams Prompts a Grassroots Conversation about Mental Health

(Washington Post) – Williams’s media agent said he had “severe depression,” but he hadn’t been so public about possible mental health struggles. Williams had been open about his experience with substance abuse, including cocaine-fueled hallucinations that he recounted in his 1986 one-man show. His … Read More

August 8, 2014

In Camps for Myanmar’s Persecuted Rohingya Muslims, Kids Show Signs of Severe Malnutrition

(Associated Press) – Myanmar’s child malnutrition rate was already among the region’s highest, but it’s an increasingly familiar sight in the country’s westernmost state of Rakhine, which is home to almost all of the country’s 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims. More … Read More

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