Anders Kelto

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Quiz: Do You Know Enough About Africa To Win Big On 'Jeopardy!'?

Sunday, June 05, 2016

How many countries are in Africa? 1, 15, 54 or 122? Take our beginner's quiz and test your knowledge of the second-largest continent in the world.


3 Years After Boston Marathon Bombing, The Story Of A Wrongly Accused Student

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Brown University student Sunil Tripathi disappeared just before the Boston Marathon bombing, and was accused of being involved in the attack. A new documentary looks at the effects of the allegation.


Donald Trump Isn't The Only One Calling For Restrictions On Muslims

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made headlines this week by saying he wants to ban Muslims from entering the United States. He previously said he would "strongly consider" shutting down some mosques in the U.S.

Trump's controversial comments might seem unprecedented, but there's a country ...


The U.S. Is A World Leader In Gun Deaths

Monday, December 07, 2015

Imagine picking up the U.S. and dropping it into a different part of the world. How would its record of gun deaths compare to its neighbors?

In the wake of the mass shootings of the past few weeks, I decided to look into that question. I used a handy ...


A Pope's Visit May Bring Hope, But Does It Also Bring Change?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pope Francis is often seen as a champion of the downtrodden. He frequently speaks about poverty and the injustice of inequality.

During his upcoming visit to Africa — from Nov. 25 to 30 — he'll visit three countries with high rates of poverty and rapidly growing economies: Kenya, Uganda and ...


Premium, Young And Natural: The Turkey Labels We Cluck-Cluck Over

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

You're at the grocery store, shopping for Thanksgiving dinner. You've grabbed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and cans of pumpkin. If you're from the Midwest like I am, you're also gearing up for green bean casserole.

But when you approach a refrigerated section of the store piled high with turkeys, you're ...


Meet The Biracial African Comedian Who Is Not Trevor Noah

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

On a recent episode of What's Up Africa, comedian Ikenna Azuike is pointing out a statement by Tunisian transportation minister Mahmoud Romdhane that wearing a hijab reduces hearing by 30 percent and is therefore dangerous.

The camera cuts to Azuike, eyes closed, looking peaceful and wearing a ...


He Sometimes Crawled To School, He Plays Soccer On A Scooter

Monday, November 02, 2015

When Sani Muntari was 2 years old, he loved to run around and play games with his older siblings and cousins.

They lived in Sokoto, a hot, dusty city in northern Nigeria known for its deep Islamic roots. Sometimes, Muntari would go with his mother to the central market where ...


Doctors Without Borders Has Mixed Feelings About Award For Ebola Work

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Lasker Award, given for outstanding contributions to medicine and medical research, is sometimes referred to as "America's Nobel Prize." Since the award was established in 1945, more than 80 laureates have gone on to win the Nobel.

The medical aid group Medicines Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) is one ...


John Oliver Says U.S. Students Learn Virtually Nothing About Africa

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

This week, comedian John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, released a back-to-school video that mentioned how little U.S. students learn about Africa and Asia. (P.S. Although Oliver tries hard not to curse, he does utter a naughty word or two.)

"You will leave school knowing ...


House Begins Series Of Hearings On Defunding Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The House Judiciary Committee held the first hearing Wednesday to investigate whether Planned Parenthood is breaking any laws, but it quickly focused instead on whether abortion should be legal.


An Image Of A Child Can Change The Way We See The World

Friday, September 04, 2015

By now, you've probably seen the photo of Aylan Kurdi, the 3-year-old refugee from Syria who died with his 5-year-old brother and mother after their small rubber boat capsized on its way to Greece. You might remember his Velcro shoes. His red shirt. His lifeless body lying face down in ...


How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?

Friday, September 04, 2015

More than a quarter of parents in a recent poll say they hope their teens who play high school sports will become professional athletes. But sky-high parental expectations can have a dark side.


Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Imagine you're on a tropical island in the Caribbean. There are coconut trees, rocky cliffs, blue-green waters. But now, imagine there are hundreds of monkeys on this island. And, these monkeys have a disease that could kill you, if you're not careful. What you're picturing is a real-life island off ...


Are The Vaccine Court's Requirements Too Strict?

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Before awarding compensation, the court wants a "preponderance of evidence" that a vaccine caused the injury. Some years, the nearly $4 billion fund earns more interest than it pays out in claims.


Change To Mammogram Guidelines Could Lead To Coverage Shift

Monday, May 18, 2015

Millions of women could lose access to free mammograms under changes to breast cancer screening guidelines that influence insurers, the consulting firm Avalere estimates.

The Avalere analysis is based on an update to breast cancer screening recommendations proposed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a group of ...


Family Doctors Who Do More, Save More

Monday, May 11, 2015

Is a good family doctor one who treats your knee pain and manages your recovery from heart surgery? Or is it one who refers you to an orthopedist and a cardiologist?

Those are questions at the heart of a debate about primary care – one with serious health and financial ...


Expanding Medicaid Trims Hospitals' Costs Of Caring For Uninsured

Thursday, April 30, 2015

When patients show up in the hospital without health insurance, they often receive charity care — the hospital treats the person and then swallows some or all of the costs.

It's central to the mission of many nonprofit hospitals, particularly those serving low-income areas.

"That's why we're here, that's what ...


CDC Warns More HIV, Hepatitis C Outbreaks Likely Among Drug Users

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse could lead to more severe outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C nationally, much like the outbreak now seen in Indiana. A health advisory the agency released Friday outlines steps that state health departments and ...


Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices'

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Doctors, it turns out, often don't follow evidence-based guidelines. One result? Unnecessary tests. Scientists who study this contrariness think they know why.