Health & Medicine

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How 'big data' could help stop the spread of Ebola

When it comes to containing an outbreak like Ebola, anticipating where it might spread next is crucial. Until somewhat recently, however, the only way to do that was through untimely census records. But with the proliferation of so-called "big data," epidemiologists can track in real time where West Africans are headed — and where they might be spreading the disease.

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Iran HIV/AIDS prevention program

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with public health expert Kamiar Alaei about a new HIV/AIDS prevention program getting a test run in Iran this week: authorities have installed some vending machines in addiction centers that dispense condoms and syringes.

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Tango therapy

Psychologists and physical therapists believe learning to tango can help people suffering from Alzheimers, Parkinson's Disease, and depression, and Richard Reynolds finds out more at the first International Conference on Tango Therapy.

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Update on bird flu in China

China has just reported four new human cases of bird flu -- three of them fatal -- as millions of Chinese prepare to travel throughout the country for the lunar New Year. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has this update.

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''Enlighten Up''

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with filmmaker Kate Churchill and journalist Nick Rosen about their experience making the documentary, "Enlightened Up!" Churchill, a yoga devotee, followed Nick, a yoga skeptic, for six months as he explored the world of yoga here and in India.

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Flu questions

Anchor Lisa Mullins gets some updated information on the swine flu outbreak from The World's health editor David Baron. That includes an update on whether the flu outbreak is indeed slowing down in Mexico, but still spreading elsewhere.

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Going vegetarian in Ghent

The city council of Ghent in Belgium has declared every Thursday to be a "veggie day." Starting today, every restaurant in the Belgian city has to offer customers at least one vegetarian dish on Thursdays. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Koen Lefever, the chef at one of Ghent's top restaurants.

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Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman tells the story of young Brazilian musician Yonlu, who committed suicide in 2006, and left behind a treasure of recorded music.