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.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a strong warning regarding the use of mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug sold in the U.S. as Lariam. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Remington Nevin, an epidemiologist who's done extensive research on the drug.
China's government was long indifferent to the environment as it pursued economic development. But citizens are now keeping track of the smog with smartphones. The increased awareness has forced the government to take notice.
Synthetic fertilizers contribute mightily to climate change. So now there's a growing push in India to return to the ancient practice of using human waste as fertilizer, but with modern sanitary safeguards.
Sergio Marchionne is the man at the helm of Fiat and Chrysler. The Italian-born CEO made a statement Wednesday that sent shock waves through the auto industry. He announced that Chrysler would not recall 2.7 million older model Jeep vehicles.
Pedestrians in Mexico City don't get a lot of respect from drivers. Now they have a champion: Peatonito. He's a mask-wearing self-appointed "protector of pedestrians." Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Nicholas Casey who met up the pedestrian avenger.
Peru's president Ollanta Humala was elected in 2011 partly on a pledge to protect the environment. He's declared a state of emergency in the Pastaza RIver basin, and gave an Argentinian oil company operating there three months to clean up.
Youth drinking has reached the danger level in many Italian cities. And so one of them has come up with an idea to fight the problem. Milan is making it illegal for kids under 16 to buy or drink alcohol publicly. Nancy Greenlease reports from Rome.
A leading Zambian journalist went on trial today for circulating pornography. She sent government officials photos of a woman who had to give birth in a hospital parking lot. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jo Fidgen in Lusaka
In Uganda, a government program to battle malaria using DDT has provoked a fierce backlash. Some fear the government is poisoning them. Yet many public health experts say the risks of DDT are far less than the risks of malaria. On PRI's The World.
The World's Laura Lynch reports on Britain's National Health Service, which is often dragged into the US debate over health care reform. Critics in the United States call the system inefficient, but many Britons defend the NHS.