In India, aborting a fetus based on its sex is illegal, but the practice is common due to a societal preference for boys. Reporter Hanna Ingber Win profiles one woman who aborted four female fetuses in an unsuccessful attempt to have a male child.
Many African women with HIV who are pregnant, or want to become pregnant, suffer discrimination.
In Africa, even when tests show that a patient does not have malaria, clinicians often prescribe malaria treatment.
New talks with North Korea look promising in part because of the food emergency there.
Caesarean sections are becoming more common even in poor countries.
Odai al-Kafarna, a baby from Gaza will die without life-saving heart surgery from an Israeli hospital.
According to The Guardian, the CIA recruited local doctor to organize the drive.
In Indonesia cigarettes are an important part of social life.
Rinderpest, which was a devastating plague of cattle and other animals, has been declared eradicated.
The first and only human disease to be eradicated was smallpox. Epidemiologist William Foege helped lead the campaign and has written a new book about it called “House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox.” The World’s Lisa Mullins speaks with Foege. Foege will also take listener questions in the latest Science Forum discussion.
An unusual attempt to turn South Korea’s high suicide rate around by ‘getting close to death.’
With customers scared of E. coli, vegetable vendors in Germany are having trouble selling their produce.
A group of MIT business students’ plan to help solve the global sanitation crisis by converting human waste into energy, fertilizer and profit wins $100,000 entrepreneurship award.