July 25, 2014 15:20 UTC

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Conversations Find Lost Memories

Retired clinical therapist Doug Oliver discusses old times with Geneva McElroy at a senior center in Nashville, Tennessee. (M. Osborne/VOA)

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Conversations about the past are proving to help senior citizens remember the present. These conversations are also helping them fight depression and feel better about themselves. | Health Report More

Audio Ebola: Staying Safe Against a Killer Disease

The World Health Organization says the deadly disease Ebola is spreading in West Africa. How would you protect yourself against a disease that kills most people it infects? | Health Report

Audio 3-D Technology Saves Lives

New three-dimensional technology may help find more deadly tumors in breast tissue missed by standard two-dimensional technology. | Health Report

Audio Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

At what price beauty? Women are still willing to change the color of their skin although there are serious health risks | HEALTH REPORT

Audio WHO: Alcohol Can Kill

Not all drinking is harmless, social drinking. The World Health Organization warns that some dangerous trends in alcohol drinking around the world are killing people. Find out more. | Health Report

Audio Electric Shocks, Not Drugs, Help A Brain Disease.

New treatment of a brain disease uses electricity. And researches say this could be the start of something beautiful. | Health Report

Audio Obama Joins Head Injury Debate

Studies show different findings on the dangers of concussions in sports. So, President Obama joins together health and sports leaders to discuss the issue. | Health Report

Audio The Effects of Bullying on Health

Growing evidence suggests that the effects of being bullied do not end with childhood. Poor health from being bullied may follow well into adulthood. | Health Report

Audio Could This Be the Fountain of Youth for Mice and Men?

A protein found in the blood of young mice reverses the effects of aging in older mice. Could this be the “fountain of youth” for mice and humans?

Audio E-Cigarettes Safer, But Not Risk Free

U.S. Poison Control Centers have seen a large increase in calls about e-cigarette poisoning, mostly of children | Health Report

Audio Men and Women Really Do Think Differently

The brains of men and women really are different. New research shows just how much different the wiring of our brains are. | Health report

Audio MERS Virus Spreads Outside Middle East

Experts are watching a viral outbreak in the Middle East for signs that it could spread around the world. | Health Report

Audio Women Are Giving Birth at Home – On Purpose!

Only one percent of babies in the United States are born at home. However, interest in home deliveries is on the rise. In Los Angeles, California, for example, some women are choosing to use midwives instead of the usual hospital birth with a doctor.

Audio Herbs and Spices May Be Good for Your Health

Some herbs and spices are valued for their taste. They help to sharpen the taste of many foods. Others are chosen for their smell. Studies from universities found that they may be good for your health. | Science in The News

Audio Speaking More than One Language Could Delay Dementia

Today on the program, we tell you how many millions in China could be saved from smoking-related diseases. But first, we report on how to delay or prevent mental decline. | As It Is

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Audio Group Claims Older People Are Denied Basic Health Care

Many older adults do not have good quality of life. Also, health care law will affect U.S. elections | As It Is

Audio West Africans Fear Spread of Ebola Virus

The first case of Ebola virus was reported last month in Guinea’s southeastern forest area. The outbreak has caused widespread fear that the deadly virus will spread across borders. Also, experts suggest why the U.S. Congress gets so little work done | As It Is

Audio Pakistanis Suffer from Drought but Find New Energy Sources

Some Pakistanis need rain. Others use water and small machines to make electricity | As It Is

Audio Device Finds Malaria Infections in Seconds

Today on the program, we report on how antibacterial soap manufacturers must prove their products are more effective than normal soap and water. But first, researchers have developed a medical device which they say can find malaria infections in the human body. | As It Is

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  • A man stands in his backyard and looks at the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed on Taiwan's offshore island Penghu July 24, 2014.

    Audio Is Air Travel Safe?

    Last week, Malaysia Airline flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 passengers and crew. On Wednesday, July 23, two Ukrainian military planes were shot down in the same airspace. And now an Air Algeria plane crashed in Mali. More

  • Employees work at a production line prior to a seizure conducted by officers from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai, July 20, 2014.

    Audio China Arrests Five Involved in Meat Scandal

    Chinese police have arrested five employees of a Shanghai-based food supplier. This food supplier is accused of selling old, or expired, meat to several fast food chains in China. These fast food chains include two of the biggest -- McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken. More

  • ** ADVANCE FOR MONDAY JAN. 13 -- FILE ** Hong Kong's general view is seen in this Nov. 12, 2002 file photo. Hong Kong's spectacular skyline contains some of the most expensive real estate in the world, although prices have fallen dramatically over the pas

    Audio Housing Costs Push Hong Kong Residents to the Rooftop

    Rising housing prices in Hong Kong are hurting low-income residents. Many people who live in the city are being forced into unsafe and illegal living situations. Some Hong Kong residents have built low-cost dwellings on the roofs --top levels -- of high buildings. More

  • Indonesian presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (L) gestures as delivers a speech, beside his running mate Jusuf Kalla, on a phinisi boat, a traditional Indonesian ship, at Sunda Kelapa port after he was declared the winner of the presidential elec

    Audio Former General Challenges Widodo's Victory in Indonesia

    Former Army General Prabowo Subianto will ask the country’s Constitutional Court to overturn the vote count. The announcement came a day after the country’s election commission named former Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo the winner of the July 9th vote for president. More

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    Audio Former Agent Blames Politics for US Immigration Crisis

    A former U.S. immigration officer says actions being taken by Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border may be causing people to believe differently. The Obama administration says as many as 90,000 children might try to enter the United States illegally from Mexico this year. More

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