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Saturday, December 19, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Fighters on both sides of the civil conflict in Yemen are enjoying a seven-day respite from months of violent conflict. And that cease-fire means it's a very busy week for health workers around the country, scrambling to take advantage of this sliver of peace and bring medical aid to areas ...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The world has made a big commitment in recent years to treat and prevent infectious diseases like tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria. But another threat to global health is on the rise: Cancer rates are going up in the developing world.
The majority of cancer cases — 57 percent — now ...
Friday, December 04, 2015
And now, some heartening news in the global health world: Injuries are down by a pretty big chunk.
"Injury" in this case encompasses everything from car accidents and falls to suicides and gunshot wounds. Since 1990, the world has managed to cut down the number deaths and disabilities caused by ...
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Built it and they didn't come.
That could be the motto for China's infamous "ghost cities" — vast housing complexes that were frantically erected over the past decade but remain largely uninhabited.
For years, the real estate market in China has been booming. Chinese laws allow city governments to cheaply ...
Thursday, November 05, 2015
In the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails to be released, there was a list of topics that she presumably wanted to look into some more, dated Oct. 18, 2010. One line in particular stood out: "Plumpy'nut?"
You may be wondering: Plumpy what?
For those who work in global ...
Monday, October 26, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was my first American friend. Ours was an unlikely friendship: a shy Indian kid, fresh off the boat, with big glasses and a thick accent, and a high school b-ball player from West Philadelphia, chillin' out maxin' and relaxin' all cool. And ...
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Walk along one of the many streams and rivers in the West Nile region of Uganda, and you'll notice something funny. All along the riverbanks, you'll see small pieces of blue cloth, attached to wooden stakes in the ground. There's one every 50 yards or so.
No, this isn't some ...
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
You're probably at least a little bit racist and sexist and homophobic. Most of us are.
Before you get all indignant, try taking one of the popular implicit-association tests. Created by social psychologists at Harvard, the University of Washington, and the University of Virginia, they measure people's unconscious prejudice ...
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
On Tuesday evening, flames engulfed the 100-year-old Mount Zion AME, a historically black church in Greeleyville, S.C. Authorities are still investigating the cause.
Mount Zion is the latest in a string of black churches in the South that have gone up in flames since nine people were killed at ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.
But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — could help explain ...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Coinsurance? Premium tax credit? HMO and PPO?
Swimming through the health insurance word soup can be frustrating for anyone. Even though I cover health, I couldn't define "cost-sharing reduction plan" until I Googled it just now.
And it seems I'm not the only clueless 20-something here. Young adults, who generally ...
Friday, June 12, 2015
Babies tend to wear their hearts on their tiny little sleeves. They cry because you took away that thing they picked up off the floor and then put in their mouths. They cry because they're tired. Sometimes, they cry just because.
But by the middle of their second year of ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Lots of factors may affect a child's odds of ending up with autism. Researchers around the world have been striving to fully understand how biology, genetics and environment play roles.
A huge study that includes data from more than 5.7 million children in five countries might shed some light ...
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Lots of people say they have trouble sleeping. And 1 in 10 Americans has chronic insomnia.
Most often, sleep disorders are treated with medication. Between 6 and 10 percent of adults in the U.S. use sleeping pills.
But a review of the medical evidence has found that therapy might help ...
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Six of the largest school districts in the country have banded together to revamp school lunches — and they're starting from the plate up.
School administrators in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando in 2012 formed the Urban School Food Alliance. And in May, they ...