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Meet the Italian 'Colonel Mary Jane'

The Italian army may be the first military in the world to be assigned the task of growing medical marijuana. They're attacking the job with all the gusto and precision of a military operation.

Medicine

Mozambique's life-saving surgeons aren't doctors at all

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What do you do when there are only about 20 practicing surgeons for an entire country? Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do surgery, giving rise to a class of medical workers called tecnicos who do almost all of the country's operations.

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