Retired clinical therapist Doug Oliver discusses old times with Geneva McElroy at a senior center in Nashville, Tennessee. (M. Osborne/VOA)
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
New three-dimensional technology may help find more deadly tumors in breast tissue missed by standard two-dimensional technology. | Health Report
At what price beauty? Women are still willing to change the color of their skin although there are serious health risks | HEALTH REPORT
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
New treatment of a brain disease uses electricity. And researches say this could be the start of something beautiful. | Health Report
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
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
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?
U.S. Poison Control Centers have seen a large increase in calls about e-cigarette poisoning, mostly of children | Health Report
The brains of men and women really are different. New research shows just how much different the wiring of our brains are. | Health report
Experts are watching a viral outbreak in the Middle East for signs that it could spread around the world. | Health Report
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.
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
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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Many older adults do not have good quality of life. Also, health care law will affect U.S. elections | As It Is
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
Some Pakistanis need rain. Others use water and small machines to make electricity | As It Is
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
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
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
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
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
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
Maryland’s so-called 'Ice Cream Trail' is 460 kilometers long. The state's agriculture secretary says itl brings valuable attention to the state’s dairy farms | American Mosaic More
Buchanan was the last president before the North and South divided into civil war. More
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
Floods, storms and other natural events kill thousands of people every year. So does extreme heat. In fact, heat may be nature’s deadliest killer. | Science in the News More
The Cold War is long over. What do you do with a missile launch when a war is over? Turn it into a tourist site, of course. More