A cocoa farmer and some of her crop in southern Vietnam.
Doctors are worried about a type of malaria spreading in South East Asia that is not responding to usual treatments. Doctors can still treat infected patients with stronger drug cocktails. But they worry that it is just a matter of time before those medicines also become ineffective.
While we sleep, our brains are doing much more than getting ready for the next day. Researchers at the University of Rochester found that the brain may be busy cleaning house -- cleaning out harmful waste materials.
Clinical depression is a serious medical condition. The word “clinical” is added to separate people who are depressed from those who simply feel sad because of life events. Researchers have identified one area of the brain that reacts to talk therapy or medications by “lighting up” | HEALTH REPORT
More and more people in the U.S. feel tensions from work, family and technology. To ease these feelings many are joining the Mindfulness Meditation Movement. Check it out for yourself.
People who support legalization of marijuana say some kinds of the plant offer extraordinary help for human health. For example, one kind of medical marijuana is reported to ease effects of epilepsy, a disease of the nervous system.
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
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
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
The Chinese online company could raise $20 billion by selling stock to the public in the U.S. The company holds an 80 percent share of China’s online market. More
The United Nations says there has been a sudden increase in people fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh by boat. Activists fear the number will continue to rise as refugees leave unclean camps and violence in Myanmar. They say that is especially true of ethnic Rohingya. More
In most countries, people can make a telephone call to ask for medical or police help using just three numbers. In the European Union, the number is 1-1-2. Some Asian countries use 9-9-9. In North America, the number is 9-1-1. More
UNICEF says August has been its busiest month for emergency airlifts in the past 10 years. Some of the supplies going to Syria and Iraq are designed to help children deal with the effects of conflict. Some have gone to Liberia for use against the disease Ebola. More
Vietnam has a nutrition problem: too many of its children are underweight. Yet more and more Vietnamese boys and girls are becoming overweight. The two conditions may appear to be separate, but they are linked. They are both the result of poor diets. More
Brain imaging was once thought to be too costly and difficult for widespread use in the developing world. But the technology soon may be available in poor countries. The brain scanner can be loaded into a vehicle. Health workers can drive it from village to village. More
Perry, Beyonce and Cyrus rule press coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony | American Mosaic More
Abraham Lincoln entered office facing the most serious crisis in American history. More
Is Chocolate Good For Us? Or Just Good. The experts may disagree on that point. But most agree that raw chocolate could be the healthiest type yet. More
Doctors are worried about a type of malaria spreading in South East Asia that is not responding to usual treatments. Doctors can still treat infected patients with stronger drug cocktails. But they worry that it is just a matter of time before those medicines also become ineffective. More