Forty-three transgender people have been killed in Turkey since 2008, the highest number in Europe, according to the group Transgender Europe. But most killings of LGBT members in Turkey go unreported.
Russia is known for its beautiful women. Many have reached supermodel status. But there's another phenomenom in Russia: slim elegant beauties aging fairly quickly into plump babushkas. How does it happen? Reporter Jessica Golloher decided to find out.
This month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan has killed more than 18-thousand people. But the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant is still ongoing, affecting the food supply. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to the BBC's Mark Worthington in Tokyo.
China's government this week announced an expanded ban on indoor smoking in public spaces. Tobacco is China's number one source of tax revenue, but prematurely kills more than a million Chinese a year. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing.
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.
In the Himalayas, a parasitic fungus attacking insects is regionally believed to boost the immune system and help with sexual dysfunction. In Bhutan, the government has been trying to regulate the hunt. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
The British royal family was once known for certain disorders like hemophilia and porphyria. Anchor Marco Werman talks with medicine geneticist Alan Rushton. Rushton is the author of "Royal Maladies: Inherited Diseases in the Royal Houses of Europe."
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