LAU Wants to Establish The Medicinal Cannabis Research Center

Should we legalize cannabis in Lebanon? What's the potential medical value of Lebanon-grown cannabis? The use of weed in the medical field has been legalized in several countries worldwide and there are "currently 10 academic research centers studying medical cannabis in the world: six in the US, and the others in Canada, the UK and Australia", and LAU is planning to establish the first ever medicinal cannabis research center in the region. The initiative was…

Meet the AUB Surgeon Treating Palestinian Protesters in Gaza

Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sitta, a reconstructive surgeon working at the American University of Beirut, has been making trips to Gaza for the past five years to help injured Palestinians. He's currently there operating non-stop at al-Awda Hospital to treat the injured. The hospital is in desperate need of Operating Room kits, tourniquets, and emergency supplies. Dr Abu-Sitta is fighting and rebelling relentlessly in his own way, by operating on Palestinian protesters who were shot by Israeli…
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AUBMC Wins the Silver Dubai Lynx Award for Shisha Risks Awareness Video

8 months ago
I shared this ad on the health risks of smoking Shisha over a year ago and thought it was a brilliant one. Basically AUBMC went to a regular Shisha coffee shop and asked the waiter ...
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First Stroke Center in Lebanon Open at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital

8 months ago
Lebanon’s first comprehensive stroke center was recently inaugurated at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital where the best possible care will be given to stroke victims or patients at risk of developing a stroke. Knowing that ...
Critiques

Is it Normal to Fish Near the Sewers?

9 months ago
Every time I’m walking from Ayn el Mraysse towards the lighthouse, I notice a large number of fishermen gathering around one specific spot, which is where the sewers are discharged down into the Mediterranean. The ...
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Trying Out Zaatar W Zeit’s Lent-Friendly Items

9 months ago
Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the Easter Celebrations and is marked by fasting both from food and festivities. As far as food is concerned, people tend to fast from meat and ...
Health

Is Incineration the Right Solution for Beirut?

10 months ago
How should we handle the ongoing garbage crisis? Should we acquire incinerators? How can we manage such facilities without polluting? What kind of waste should we incinerate? Amid the lack of transparency from the Lebanese ...
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Barley & Bean’s Awesome Fresh Water Initiative: No Plastic, Free Water!

10 months ago
The world has a major problem with too much waste. Lebanon is no different, in fact, with the ongoing garbage crisis with no meaningful solution in sight, reducing our waste drastically is a major necessity. ...
Critiques

Lebanese Cabinet Wants to Expand Costa Brava Landfill

10 months ago
Few days ago, I was arguing that “we don’t need McKinsey to clear garbage from the streets and recycle, we need competent ministers who are convinced that burning garbage is bad for our health and ...
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How a Lebanese Woman Achieved a Zero-Waste Life With Little Effort

11 months ago
If you ever wonder whether a no waste life is possible in Lebanon, just watch this short video and find out that it’s much easier than you may think. This woman lives a completely no ...
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