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Medicine and Disease

Fentanyl and The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

January 22, 2018

Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed in the United States over the last few decades, creating what we now know as the opioid crisis. For example, in 1968, a little over 5,000 people died from a drug overdose in the US. In 1990, that number had grown to about 8400. But why are opioids, like fentanyl, so dangerous? […]

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Professor's Perspective

Clean Meat, Via Lab, Is On The Way

January 2, 2018

Clean Meat, Via Lab, Is On The Way. Professor Barbara J. King discusses growing meat without animals. Learn more on The Great Courses Daily […]

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Professor's Perspective

Is the Electoral College Doomed?

December 27, 2017

Is the Electoral College Doomed? Let’s hope not. Professor Allen Guelzo discusses the future of the Electoral College. Every four years we elect a president. And every four years someone emits a squeak of protest that the method we use for electing presidents under the Constitution—the Electoral College—is unfair, undemocratic, antiquated, or unpopular and should therefore be eliminated. Most of the time, this is no more than a squeak, since in all but five presidential elections, the Electoral College has ratified the choice of the nation’s voters. When it doesn’t, the squeak is heard a little more loudly, but usually subsides after Inauguration Day. Read more on The Great Courses Daily! […]

Relatives dancing with the corpses of their loved ones are helping to spread the plague, officials have warned IMAGE: AFP OR LICENSORS The outbreak has torn through the island taking the deadlier and airborne pneumonic strain IMAGE: AFP OR LICENSORS Some 1,300 people have been infected by the deadly Medieval disease IMAGE: AFP OR LICENSORS Red Cross officials work in Antananarivo, Madagascar, where the plague has struck IMAGE: AFP OR LICENSORS A doctor from the local Ministry of Health staffs a heathcare checkpoint IMAGE: AFP OR LICENSORS
Professor's Perspective

The Plague Hits Madagascar

November 15, 2017

The plague happened hundreds of years ago, right? Professor Barry Fox comments on the recent outbreak of the pneumonic plague in Madagascar. […]

Professor's Perspective

To Find the Truth About Climate Change, Follow the Money

November 14, 2017

In a recent article in The Washington Post, author Michele Lerner reports that by the year 2100, nearly 2 million homes in the U.S. could be susseptible to flooding due to climate change. We asked Professor Michael Wysession to weigh in on the matter. […]

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Professor's Perspective

Eat Early for Long-Term Benefits

October 18, 2017

Eat Early for Long-Term Benefits. Professor Kimberlee Bethany Bonura discusses lifestyle shifts for healthier living. […]

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