Marc Silver

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What's In Our Name: Why Goats? Why Soda?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

We'll cover malaria and micro-loans. Ebola and education. We'll look at efforts to lift families out of poverty — and provide clean drinking water and electricity. So what should we call ourselves?


A Doctor Tries To Save A 9-Year-Old Stricken With Ebola

Friday, June 27, 2014

The child was brought to a treatment center in the back of a pickup truck with his dying mother. Doctors knew his condition was dire. But they thought that maybe they could save him.


West Africa Is 'Overwhelmed' By Ebola

Friday, June 20, 2014

The sheer number of places where Ebola is popping up — in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — puts a strain on medical workers. They're still trying to control the outbreak that began in February.


Will Soda Lovers Drink To Less Sugar?

Friday, May 16, 2014

U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda-makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, midcalorie sodas haven't sold very well.


Don't Salmon, Don't Shoal: Learning The Lingo Of Safe Cycling

Thursday, May 15, 2014

More and more people are bicycle commuting, but many haven't mastered the intricacies of bike etiquette. What the heck is a sharrow? Knowing that can make for a safer trip by bicycle or (gasp) car.


Is This Save The Children Ad Too Sexy For The Cause?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Save the Children hopes sex will sell its message: that the world's mothers and young children die from diseases and conditions that could be prevented. But it's unclear if the public will buy in.


MERS Virus Comes To U.S., But Risk To Public Is Deemed Low

Friday, May 02, 2014

An American health care worker who worked in Saudi Arabia is the first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in this country. Health officials are concerned but not panicked.


When A Yoga Teacher Ticks You Off, Is It Rude To Walk Out?

Friday, May 02, 2014

The reasons we go to yoga are many, from building strength to finding calm. But a teacher's style might add to your stress level. Is it OK to abandon class? Or are there reasons to stick it out?


Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

Thursday, May 01, 2014

It's the largest tree fruit in the world. It's nutritious. And because it's pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But ... does it taste good?


Cancer Plus Chemo Might Put Your Job At Risk

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Four years after women with jobs were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, nearly one-third were unemployed. But it's not clear how much of that was due to illness or to a sour economy.


Lead Poisoning Nightmare In Nigeria May Be Easing

Monday, April 21, 2014

Four years ago, hundreds of children died, exposed to lead dust that was everywhere, created in a rush to process ore for gold. Nigeria's finding its own path to curb that dust — and save kids.


Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

Thursday, April 17, 2014

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendancy of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.


On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.


The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced

Friday, April 11, 2014

They have recovered from the deadly virus that is ravaging Guinea. They feel blessed by their good fortune. But family and friends are often afraid to welcome them back with open arms.


Why My Wife Didn't Choose A Double Mastectomy

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

More and more women are deciding to have double mastectomies when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. TV host Samantha Harris is just the latest. But it's not the right choice for everyone.


Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Orthodox arbiters of kosher inspected quinoa fields in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. And now for the first time, they've given their Passover seal of approval to the ancient "pseudo-cereal."


Mouthwash And Poor Dental Hygiene May Up The Risk Of Oral Cancer

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Freshening up your mouth with a regular rinse could come with a long-term health hazard. But cancer specialists are far more concerned about tobacco, alcohol and betel nut chewing.


What If Husbands Had A GPS To Help Wives With Breast Cancer?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Imagine a device that would help men correct course when they mess up while trying to support the women they love. One breast cancer husband who did just about everything wrong when his wife was diagnosed says he would have welcomed a little back-seat driving.


Coping On Father's Day Without Dad

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Teens who've lost a dad to cancer are a lonely bunch on Father's Day. But when some of these teenagers bare their souls, it turns out they have learned lessons that make them wise beyond their years.