On October 5, 84-year-old Chinese scientist Tu Youyou earned the Nobel Prize for medicine, almost 50 years after she discovered artemisinin—otherwise known as “humankind’s best defense” against malaria.
When Jimmy Carter announced his cancer diagnosis in August, the public’s predictive prognoses were grim. The former U.S. president was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma after scans revealed cancerous spots on his liver and four tumors on his brain.
“I used to think peppermint was an ‘old person’ flavor when I was a kid,” a colleague recently remarked. “Now I’m hooked.” If it’s been a few decades since you tried peppermint, I suggest you do it now. It’s delicious! And good for you.