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Curing Diseases by Gazing at the Heavens

It would be a tall order for anyone. At Columbia University, Szabolcs Marka is conducting research he hopes will end malaria as we know it worldwide. …

Obama Has Been Fighting Doctors Without Borders For Years

WASHINGTON -- It's a little unusual to see the Obama administration singing the praises of Doctors Without Borders, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning nonprofit that is shipping doctors, drugs and supplies to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak.<p>When President Barack Obama lauded the "incredible …

Welcome To 'The City Of The Dead,' The Giant Egyptian Neighborhood Built Into A Graveyard

It's hard to imagine an eerier place to live than el-Arafa. Stretching for miles on the outskirts of Cairo, the City of the Dead, as it's known in English, is an ancient cemetery that has become a residential neighborhood for some half a million people in Egypt.<p>Dating to the seventh century, …

A weekend conversation: Can Cape Town learn from Berlin?

<b>“Where are the monuments to freedom fighters, students and others that lost their lives protesting?”</b><p>In this edition of <i>A weekend conversation,</i> Mayra …

Heather Wood Ion on Salk

Jonas Salk 100th Birthday: Polio vaccine developer's extraordinary achievement celebrated with a Doodle

Google has celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr Jonas Salk, the American scientists who developed the first successful polio vaccine, with a Doodle on …

Public Health

‘Her Survival Was a Miracle’: The 6-Year-Old Who Beat Ebola

After losing her father and young sibling to Ebola, 6-year-old Liberian Miatta Urey is a symbol of hope in the midst of tragedy.<p><i>MONROVIA, …

Poverty, not gluttony, is the cause of obesity

Headlines blaring that obese people were to be paid to lose weight with cash, vouchers, or “prizes” turned out to be misleading. This was part of a complex NHS five year forward view plan and “paying the obese” mainly rested on challenging UK businesses to incentivise their own employees. The …

A Quarter Of Working Moms Cry Once A Week, But There Are Solutions

A new survey by Care.com has found that one in four working moms cry once a week due to the stress of "having it all." What's more, 29 percent of these moms can afford to hire help, but won't because they feel too guilty. So what's the source of all of this stress and guilt?<p>"Ah, the $20 million …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 'I decided to call myself a Happy Feminist'

In 2003, I wrote a novel called <i>Purple Hibiscus</i>, about a man who, among other things, beats his wife, and whose story doesn't end too well. While I was promoting the novel in Nigeria, a journalist, a nice, well-meaning man, told me he wanted to advise me. (Nigerians, as you might know, are very …

Deepak Chopra On The Toughest Thing You'll Have To Give Up To Be Happy

<i>Why is it that some of us bounce back from rough times, and others of us get sucked under? The spiritual teacher and author of the new book,</i> The Future of God, <i>shows us how to help ourselves and the people we care about.</i><p>By Deepak Chopra<p>Happiness has never been a simple matter. What makes us happy as …

A Photographer Is Chronicling The "Death Of Conversation" Due To Smartphones

"We are emotional beings and need human-to-human contact to feel good."

African migrants look down on white-clad golfers in viral photo

Behind them lay the makeshift campgrounds where they had spent months living rough, waiting for the right moment to climb the six-metre, razorwire fence lying between them and their dream of making it to Europe. In front of them lay an immaculately groomed golf course complete with white-clad …

Why Ebola Needs a Community Response

Ebola

Extreme Poverty

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