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How Does Your Medicine Grow?

Yisrael Rutman

Many of the same chemicals found in plants that enable them to fight off disease and predators are helpful to humans too. Between 40 and 50 percent of all drugs currently in use have their origins in natural products. Among the most famous are aspirin (for headaches and arthritis), digitalis (for heart disease), and quinine (for malaria). This week, Jr. samples these wonderful gifts of nature — and it won’t hurt a bit.

 

Alley-Oops

Rachel Stein

Shimmy’s heart raced with excitement as he read the flyer in the school newsletter. Calling all boys to join our school-wide Bowl-a-Thon. All proceeds will benefit our yeshivah.

 

Sage Advice

Sara Miriam Gross

“I can’t believe your mother let!” Devorah exclaimed as she continued scribbling on her master to-do list. Chavi shrugged, “Well you know my mother,” she said, “she’s kind of a ‘the more the merrier’ type and she doesn’t mind the mess, as long as we clean up afterward.”

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