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Health & Medicine

Explore the final moments of a dying man who chose to end his own life

Ben Wald's death in 2013 did not make headlines, like the death of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who took her own life due to a terminal illness. But like Maynard, Wald died on his own terms, thanks to Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. His wife, Pam, however, is now an advocate for the compassionate dying movement and is helping to keep the issue in the public eye.

Health & Medicine

The fight is on over e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarette ads are on TV. New York City is restricting e-smoking in the same way as it restricts tobacco smoking. And government data indicates that 10 percent of high school students have tried e-cigs. Now, researchers are racing to figure out how they will impact public health.

Health & Medicine

China infant formula scare

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on concerns about the safety of infant formula produced in China. Two infants have died and hundreds became ill after drinking tainted formula produced by a Chinese state-run company.

Health & Medicine

Chinese seek justice over food safety scandal

Some 17 people face trial in China in the widening scandal over milk tainted by the plastic additive melamine. Some 300,000 Chinese infants have been sickened by the contaminated milk. But so far, Chinese courts have not allowed families to file a class-action lawsuit. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing.

Health & Medicine

Clean Water Scarce in Pakistan

Political instability and violence make Pakistan a U.S. foreign policy priority. But there's another looming crisis there too. Pakistan is fast running out of water and much of what IS available is making people sick. On PRI's The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

We were looking for the Arab city that was home to the Thousand-and-One Nights, and where there's now a surge in plastic surgery. The answer is Baghdad. The BBC's Jim Muir reports on the rise in demand in Baghdad for comestic transformations.