A Harvard anthropologist says soft food is sabotaging the battle against obesity. He argues that the modern diet is too over-processed and spongy. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from The World's science correspondent David Kohn.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Air Force Critical Care Nurse Capt. Christine Collins. Collins serves at a US military hospital at Bagram air base in Afghanistan. Collins talks about caring for a severely burned Afghan girl named Razia.
He's been sampled in dance tracks and he's recorded an introduction to Peter and the Wolf. But former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev has never sung on an album. Until now. The World's Marco Werman tells us about Gorbachev's CD for his late wife Raisa.
Today's answer is the Sudanese state of South Kurdufan. That's where emergency medical doctor James Maskalyk spent 6 months as a volunteer for Doctors Without Borders. He's written a book about his experience...and tells anchor Marco Werman about it.
The health care industry is considered relatively recession proof. But not for everyone. In Los Angeles, many Asian immigrants are struggling to keep their health care jobs. The World's Jason Margolis reports.
Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York provides care for nearly 2 million patients a year, and delivers medical care in more than 150 different languages. The international diversity of patients there makes the hospital a medical melting pot.
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.
Ahlam is a 28-year-old medical resident from Syria. She came to the US late last year to give birth to her daughter. Her family is pressing her to stay, but she left her husband behind in Syria. Now she has to decide whether to stay in safety or go back.
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.
North Koreans have been using crystal meth as a substitute for expensive and hard to get medicines. But reporter Jason Strother tells host Marco Werman that the drug is creating a serious addiction problem.