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."
Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer. Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi became one of the first Saudi women to go public about her breast cancer, and has been trying to reduce the stigma across the Arab world.
Today a Chinese state-run newspaper appeared to confirm that dead prisoners supplied almost two-thirds of the human organs used in transplants in China. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story from Beijing.
Officials in the earthquake-hit city of Padang, Indonesia, have called off the search for survivors in the rubble of buildings five days after the disaster. Reporter Ann Dornfeld visited a village near Padang.
The search for survivors after the devastating earthquake in Haiti continues but rescuers have little lifting equipment and are often using their bare hands. We get an update from the BBC's Andy Gallagher, who is in Port-au-Prince.
In this special podcast, The World takes you to Sudan with former President Jimmy Carter. Carter is working in Southern Sudan to eradicate a horrific disease known as Guinea worm. We bring you David Baron's report, and an extended interview with Carter
Russians have been increasingly ravaged by disease and death. There's so much vodka, life expectancy for men has fallen to just 60 years old ? about the same as in Myanmar and Haiti. The World's Laura Lynch explores the country's troubles with alcohol.