Ben Panko – Racism Harms Childrens Health, Survey Finds

Physicist andsocial justice crusaderAlbert Einstein once referred to American racism as a “disease of white people.” He was speaking metaphorically, but a host of research in recent years has shown that racism, like a disease,can harm the physical health ofbothits victims and its perpetrators. Now, the results of a national survey find that children who experience racism appear to be at higher risk of anxiety and depression, and tend to have poorer health in general.
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Kat Eschner – Coca-Colas Creator Said the Drink Would Make You Smarter

The late nineteenth century was a time when medicine hadnt caught up with other fields,writesMark Pendergrast in his history of the Coca-Cola company. That meant people turned to the massive industry ofpatent medicines,brewed concoctions marketed by people professing medical knowledge. But patent medicines, which could contain things as harmful as arsenic or as benign as vegetables, generally didnt help.
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