Part I: Can cannabis products be used to treat epilepsy? Can ketamine be used to treat depression? For this episode we’ve partnered with the Canadian Museum of Nature in conjunction with their special exhibition, Brain: The Inside Story, to discuss some fascinating new uses for old drugs. In this episode, Dr. Jim Davies and Dr. Kim Hellemans interview two experts, Dr Erick Sell and Dr. Pierre Blier, about their fascinating new research. Part II: According to the world health organization, obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight, and at least 300 million of them clinically obese. Carrying excess body fat is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability. Does our evolutionary past as nomadic bands of hunter gatherers hold the answer to to this growing problem?
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