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Linda Poon

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Diarrhea 101: Time To Talk About Something We Don't Usually Talk About

Friday, November 18, 2016

Everyone has diarrhea from time to time. For most, it's often no more than an inconvenience. But with the right mix of toxic circumstances, it can prove deadly.

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A Child Who Feels 'Left Behind' Can Still Get Ahead

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A kid with big problems isn't doomed to a dark future.

That's the message from a new study in China, looking at the so-called left behind children, whose mothers and fathers have moved from rural communities to faraway cities to find work. But the lesson applies to any child ...

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They're Invisible In China: Portraits Of The Mentally Ill

Saturday, August 22, 2015

In one photo, 23-year-old photographer Liu Yuyang captured a special moment between Mei Lin and her two granddaughters. The 83-year-old woman is smiling as one granddaughter leans down to give her a kiss and the other poses for the camera.

But Mei Lin's eyes give away how tired she is. ...

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Some Chinese Grandparents Are Making Their Grandkids Fat

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Too much love and affection from Grandma and Grandpa are helping China's "little emperors" pack on the pounds.

That is, children in China who are mainly cared for by grandparents are twice as likely to be overweight or obese, according to a study published this month in the ...

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The Seldom-Seen Faces Of The 'Humans Of Kabul'

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Humans of New York has become a worldwide hit, with hundreds of thousands of people "liking" Brandon Stanton's photos on Facebook — candid shots and candid comments. Among this month's posts: A dad taking his headstrong little daughter for a walk and observing, "This is tougher than the ...

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Want A Taste Of Virtual Reality? Step One: Find Some Cardboard

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Filmmakers are using virtual reality to make the problems of the developing world seem more ... real.

But how can you see their work?

You could buy a headset, but you might end up in virtual debt. Prices range from $200 to $500 for devices from big players like Oculus ...

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You Haven't Left The Building But Your Brain's On A Virtual Reality Trip

Sunday, July 05, 2015

For just a few minutes, I'm standing in the streets of Kathmandu. Families pick through the rubble left behind by April's devastating earthquake. I take in the sounds of metal clanking, of footsteps and chattering. A few people walk by, staring straight at me.

I want to help — but ...

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The Mural That Made A Photographer Stop In His Tracks

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Doctors Without Borders Instagram feed often features doctors and patients and pills.

Last week, a startlingly different photo was posted.

A woman, her head slightly turned, stares out from the wall of a building on the bustling streets of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. A lock clamps her lips ...

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Why Scream For Gelato Instead Of Ice Cream? Here's The Scoop

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Back in the day, this saying applied to pretty much everyone: "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream."

Nowadays, though, one friend is probably screaming for gelato, another for a vegan frozen dessert and yet someone else for sherbet.

But it's gelato, ice cream's Italian cousin, that's ...

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How Little Red Dots Could Help Women And Babies Stay Healthy

Thursday, June 11, 2015

In the rural pockets of India, a lifesaving device may be hidden in plain sight.

Across the country, it's not uncommon to see women sporting a small dot on their foreheads between their eyebrows. The mark is known as a bindi. And it's a Hindu tradition that dates to the ...

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A Gender Revolution Hits The Streets, Two Wheels At A Time

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

When Fatima Haidari got her first bike at age 9, she rode it all the time. But when she became an teenager, the rules changed.

"I used to bike outside because I was a kid, and nobody cared," Haidari says. "But when I got older, it got kind of weird ...

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There Are 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Than 25 Years Ago

Monday, June 01, 2015

So what does it mean to be hungry?

That's a question that occurred to us as we read some encouraging news: The world isn't as hungry as it used to be.

A U.N. report has noted that 795 million people were hungry in the year 2014. That's a mind-boggling ...

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It's A 'Year Of Fear' For Kids, U.N. Says. Can We Make Things Better?

Saturday, May 30, 2015

It's a "year of fear" for children.

That's how Gordon Brown put it in a speech this month. He's the former British Prime Minister who is now the U.N. special envoy for global education. And he's worried about kids.

"This is not the year of the child but the ...

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Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Whether they're in a posh London school or in the slums of Kenya, in the midst of war or in a battle against bullies, kids take playtime very seriously.

That's what photographer James Mollison learned after spending five years photographing school playgrounds around the world. The project began in ...

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A Toilet In Every Home: Zambians Celebrate Sanitation Milestone

Thursday, May 21, 2015

On a sunny day in the remote Chienge district of Zambia, hundreds gathered for a celebration that was the first of its kind. There was singing, laughing and no shortage of dancing. The village chiefs and government officials came dressed in their finest clothes, while volunteers sported bright green T-shirts ...

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Charities, Locals And Bikers Help Repair Nepal After New Quake

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The crows freaked out. The dogs howled. And just as the sun was beginning to set, a second earthquake struck Nepal.

Animals react to earthquakes before they strike. People react after they hit. And in Nepal, Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude earthquake, coming almost three weeks after the April 25 quake, prompted ...

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Is Peanut Butter The Best Present For Malnourished Teen Moms-To-Be?

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Pregnant mothers are often reminded that they're eating for two. But 17-year-old Gladys barely has enough food for one.

Gladys, who is pregnant with her first child, lives in Malawi, a country with widespread poverty and malnutrition. In 2012, 78 out of every 1,000 children died before they turned 5, ...

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Crowdfunded Campaigns For Nepal Are Huge. Is That A Good Way To Give?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The clock is ticking on Lokesh Todi's efforts to raise $150,000 for charities based in Nepal. That's what happens when you use social media. You set up a donation campaign on a site like Indiegogo Life (as Todi has done). Then you have a set amount of time to ...

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What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Liberia is nearing a milestone. On May 9, its Ebola outbreak will be officially declared over, assuming no new cases between now and then.

But what happens when an outbreak of Ebola ends?

Dr. Peter Piot, the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the

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In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In his home in Lahore, Pakistan, Saleem Khan holds up his late father's violin. There are no strings, the wood is scratched and the bridge is missing.

"There was a time when people used to come to Lahore from all over the world to hear its musicians," the 65-year-old violinist ...

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