Demand for medical care will grow. One possible solution would be to allow more foreign-trained doctors to work in the US. Many are ready to practice but the US system for residency keeps them out of the running. Marina Giovannelli of WLRN-Miami has more.
A six year-old girl in a Kabul refugee camp who was going to be sold in marriage to pay off a debt to cover the cost of her mother's hospital care. But "an anonymous donor working through an American lawyer had paid the debt."
As the health care debate continues in the United States, Canada has been struggling to implement its own universal health care system. We talk with Roy Romanow, who was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1991 to 2001
Investigators are looking for the source of a deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti. Suspicion has fallen on a base housing United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal, where cholera is endemic. BBC's Jill McGivering gives an update.
Malaria is a disease of the developing world, but some Americans are being infected with malaria intentionally to help medical research. Reporter Eric Niiler profiles volunteers in a US Army study of an experimental malaria vaccine.
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is tough on tobacco. There is a ban on smoking in public places and it is illegal to import or grow tobacco. As The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, many Bhutanese are wondering if the government is going too far.