Yoga’s not the first thing that springs to mind when thinking about treatment for PTSD in veterans. But from the VA a to the Pentagon, yoga classes are becoming not just commonplace, but in some rehabilitation programs mandatory.
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewable energy is surging in Japan. But economic pressures are also helping revive support for nuclear power, leading to an internal tug-of-war over Japan’s energy future.
Scientists say a girl born with HIV two-and-a-half years ago appears to have been cured. Though the apparent breakthrough is limited to one infant case, the news may give hope to the millions of people living with the HIV virus around the globe.
News of a new study showing that a “Mediterranean diet” is good for your health isn’t really news for people in Spain.
Talk of harassment and violence in India has prompted discussions among South Asian immigrants about how that violence is sometimes exported to the United States.
Off-the-charts air pollution in Beijing has affected all residents of the Chinese capital in recent days, including The World’s Mary Kay Magistad. She speaks with anchor Jeb Sharp about what life in Beijing is like when the air becomes unbreathable.
In Ethiopia, doctors are in short supply, so the country has devised an ambitious plan to scale up medical education. But this focus on the quantity of doctors may come at the expense of quality.
Taliban militants have in the past accused polio vaccination workers of being US spies. Now the UN children’s agency UNICEF has suspended its vaccination campaign in Pakistan.
People around the world are living longer than they did a few decades ago, but they aren’t necessarily healthier. Tobacco and alcohol-related problems are on the rise, as are diabetes, obesity and depression.
Richard Horton, editor of the medical journal The Lancet, criticizes governments and foundations for overlooking cancer as an important issue in the developing world. In an interview with reporter Joanne Silberner, Horton urges political leaders to take up the cause.