Cervical cancer is far more common in the developing world than in the US. One reason: women in the US receive routine screening that catches it in its earliest stages. A low-cost test being rolled out in India could save tens of thousands of lives.
In Asia, rice is king, and white rice is the norm. But with rates of diabetes soaring, public health advocates want locals to switch to healthier brown rice. Reporter Joanne Silberner discovers it's nearly impossible.
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for early death around the world. Yet in developing nations, the condition often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Reporter Joanne Silberner traveled to Cambodia to find out why.
Modern cancer care involves more than the latest surgical techniques and drugs; it also offers freedom from pain. Yet basic palliative care is almost nonexistent for many patients in developing countries. What is being done to bring them pain relief?
Stem cells are often touted as potential treatments for conditions like spinal cord injury, diabetes, and Parkinson's disease. Two Indian doctors are already putting stem cells to use, curing some cases of blindness.