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Linda Poon

Linda Poon appears in the following:

Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.

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UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.

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This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.

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The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

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Why A Village Leader Ordered The Rape Of A 14-Year-Old In India

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rape is illegal in India. But history and tradition make it hard to enforce the law. And in remote parts, rape of a female relative is still considered fair punishment for a man's crimes.

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Maasai Warriors: Caught Between Spears and Cellphones

Thursday, July 10, 2014

One of Kenya's oldest tribes has held on to a traditional lifestyle but it's not uncommon to see members holding a cellphone in one hand while wearing their cultural robes, or shukas.

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Ebola 101: The Facts Behind A Frightening Virus

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest and deadliest on record. But many may not understand how the virus works, how painful the symptoms are, and why some victims are able to recover.

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A Snapshot Of Indonesia: The Country Behind The Election

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In the wake of the highly contested presidential election in Indonesia, we look at the country's health and development profile.

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Volunteer Recap: A Bumpy (And Itchy) Ride Through Tanzania

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Nick Stadlberger, a medical student at Dartmouth, spent a month volunteering at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam. The scariest moment, he says, was when he boarded a dala dala bus.

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Brazil Reels From Thrashing That Bounced It From World Cup

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

To say Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany stunned the host country would risk giving the impression that its fans aren't feeling intense pain at this defeat.

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The Past Is Where It's At For The Future Of Barbecue

Monday, June 30, 2014

The future of good barbecue isn't in new technology, but in the old way of cooking with wood and smoke, says one expert. The science of slow-cooked meat seems to support his argument.

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The Past Is Where It's At For The Future Of Barbecue

Monday, June 30, 2014

The future of good barbecue isn't in new technology, but in the old way of cooking with wood and smoke, says one expert. The science of slow-cooked meat seems to support his argument.

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'Artisanal' Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.

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Dengue Fever 101: How Serious Is This Disease?

Friday, May 30, 2014

The odds are that a victim will recover. But the mosquito-borne virus can be incredibly painful. It's also a growing health concern around the globe and has even been spotted in the United States.

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MERS 101: What We Do (And Don't) Know About The Virus

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scientists are racing to figure out how the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus infects people. After surfacing in 2012, it has spread to the U.S. and other countries. Here's what we know so far.

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What's The Secret To Pouring Ketchup? Know Your Physics

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Many restaurants still serve ketchup in glass bottles, but those make it hard to get the right amount onto your plate. A video explains how the problem lies with the physics of the condiment itself.

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Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kids don't want to look different, especially if the reason they look different is because they've lost their hair to chemotherapy. If Hello Kitty's gone bald, too, maybe it won't feel so bad.

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Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Treatment, But It's Not Easy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The faster people get treatment after suffering a stroke, the less likely they are to be permanently disabled or die. Speeding up hospital procedures helps, studies find. But cost is an issue, too.

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Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

Saturday, April 19, 2014

From increased depression and suicidal thoughts to social isolation and lower socioeconomic status, the negative consequences of being bullied can last well into middle age, a large study suggests.

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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

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