public health

Global Scan

Avian flu kills a Canadian, and more in today's global scan

Canada is dealing with its first death from H5N1, known as avian flu. The victim recently returned from Beijing, where officials say she contracted the disease. Meanwhile, '12 Years A Slave' is expected to take home awards this season, though it's a story that was almost lost to history. And police in the UK who carry guns will now have to wear body cameras. All in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Smoking in Bosnian community

Adam Allington reports that local health authorities in the St. Louis, Missouri, area have launched a "smoking cessation" campaign aimed at Bosnian immigrants, as members of that community tend to smoke more than the general US population.

Conflict & Justice

Swine flu hits high up in Canada

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with CBC reporter Patricia Bell about an outbreak of swine flu that's hit the Inuit population in the Canadian territory Nunavut. Bell herself is a suspected flu case and is under quarantine in Nunavut's territorial capital

Conflict & Justice

Nuclear isotope shortage

The shutdown of nuclear reactors in Canada and Holland has created a severe shortage in medical isotopes used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other ailments. The World's Laura Lynch looks at what the shortage means for patients.

Conflict & Justice

Being gay in Uganda

A Ugandan government minister has said that a proposed law which includes the death penalty for some homosexual acts is ?not necessary?. The bill sparked international condemnation. Jeb Sharp talks with Maria Burnett, researcher for Human Rights Watch.

Global Politics

Organic Farming in China

China may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about places that American organic farmers could learn from. American advocates of a safe and sustainable food chain learned a few things on their recent trip to organic farms near Beijing.

Arts, Culture & Media

Guam loves Spam

The US Pacific Island territory of Guam is notable not just for its US military bases; Guam is also the world's leading consumer per capita, of Spam. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports about the Guamanian craze for processed meat.