WorldViews: health

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 04/24/2014

The deadly MERS virus is spreading at a terrifying rate

A spike in confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia suggests the Kingdom may have a dangerous outbreak on its hands

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  01:43 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health, MERS, Middle East, pandemic, Saudi Arabia

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 02/18/2013

Here's how many fewer AIDS patients would be treated after sequestration

Some advocacy groups are trying to put a human face on the potential foreign aid cuts.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:58 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 02/05/2013

How fake drugs cause the spread of untreatable TB in developing countries

A new study found that 16.6 percent of tuberculosis drugs in Africa and 10.1 percent in India lacked the right amount of active ingredients.

By Olga Khazan  |  09:22 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/14/2012

How where you live determines how you'll probably die, in mesmerizing charts

Non-communicable diseases have become much more prominent killers over the past 20 years.

By Olga Khazan  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Obamacare everywhere: U.N. votes in favor of universal health coverage

Move signals a worldwide push toward universal health coverage.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:46 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Americans are fatter, but not lazier, than Europeans

Among the underlying causes of Americans' sky-high obesity rates, an overabundance of beer and a lack of childhood exercise are probably not the main ones.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:28 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Heres why 10 percent of the developing worlds drugs are fake

Researchers are calling for a global treaty to stop the flood of counterfeit drugs

By Olga Khazan  |  10:33 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  counterfeit drugs, health, India, who

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/11/2012

What the world can learn from Denmarks failed fat tax

Why taxes on sinful snacks don't always make us slim down.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  denmark, health, Obesity, taxes

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/30/2012

In India, dengue panic after Bollywood movie mogul Yash Chopra’s death

Is a Bollywood director's death worsening dengue fears?

By Olga Khazan  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dengue, health, India

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Why the Taliban hates polio vaccines

Pakistan's Taliban commanders fear the West will use polio as a cover for spying

By Olga Khazan  |  09:59 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health, pakistan, taliban

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Health care, Trayvon Martin and Sandra Fluke: This month, an impassioned America

Post stories about health care, Trayvon Martin and Sandra Fluke have drawn emotional responses from our readers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Supreme Court, health care law, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Fluke

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 03/06/2012

37 ‘Buckyballs’ swallowed by toddler in latest scary magnet incident

Buckyballs are popular magnets that are made for adults but often end up in the hands of children.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:36 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Buckyballs, magnets, health risks

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 02/29/2012

UNICEF report shows stark disparity in wealth, health in India

Despite a burgeoning middle class, a report shows there is acute malnutrition and hunger among India’s poor.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:42 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Unicef, income inequality, health

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Pink slime removed from McDonald’s burgers — but other food additives remain

But there are many other food additives inside.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Health, pink slime, McDonald's, food additives

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Military retiree benefits may be cut as Congress struggles to reduce debt

The Pentagon must find billions in reductions. Military retiree benefits are vulnerable.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:11 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National; veterans; military; pension benefits; health benefits; Leon Panetta; Pentagon