02. Jul/Aug 2012
How scientists are fighting malaria and dengue fever by turning disease-carrying bugs into their own worst enemies.
To train future soldiers, the Department of Defense is using new technologies and centuries-old techniques, like yoga and meditation, to hone their minds, help them make better decisions on the battlefield, and prevent trauma.
The staggering, often surprising, scope of stuff being bought and sold across the Pacific.
Plenty of followers swear by meditation to cure a long list of ails. But how does it work? Neuroscientist Clifford Saron, of the University of California, Davis, and a Who’s Who of peers, are spending millions to find out.
The Claremont School of Theology, founded 126 years ago to create Methodist ministers, has plans to train rabbis and imams alongside its Christian preachers. The alliance, Claremont administrators say, will create the nation’s first Islamic seminary, awarding the country’s first graduate degrees in Muslim leadership. But the idea has agitated people inside and outside the institution.
Research shows that men benefit from talk therapy just as much, if not more, than women. Yet most men still won’t go.
Should therapists be turning to football and jokes to reach a wider audience of men in need?
June 25, 2012 • 4:00 AM • Share