People in developing countries could cut their risk of diabetes by switching from white rice to brown rice. Turns out that’s easier said than done.
PRI's The World
Eben Harrell talks about the race to secure stocks of plutonium abandoned in a former Soviet republic.
Reports have pointed to Pakistan’s Islamic schools as training grounds for terrorists--overlooking the hardline content of the public school curriculum.
A new law makes acid attacks a crime, but justice remains elusive for victims like Sidra Yasmeen. She recently won a court case against her attackers.
Morphine is cheap, easy to administer and brings relief to suffering cancer patients. Unfortunately, it is not always available.
In developing countries, one of every four cancers can be blamed on infectious agents. The reason? Poor sanition in these countries means greater exposure to germs.
In India a cheap, simple method to test for cervical cancer is saving thousands of lives.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Having breast cancer here often means no care at all, or care that’s too costly for any common person to afford, or a lot of initial missteps.
Dr. Jackson Orem heads the Uganda Cancer Institute. Until recently, he was the only oncologist in a country of more than 30 million people.
Smoking is the leading cause of death in China, and by 2050 the number of deaths from tobacco-related causes is expected to triple.
The farmers of Nueva Esperanza, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, are growing crops in the desert by using giant mesh nets to harvest droplets of water from fog.
The world’s glaciers are melting, but almost nothing is being done to slow the warming that is causing the problem. In some parts of the world, people are taking matters into their own hands.