Tag Archives: Global

Viewers get scenery, not science, as CNN explores global ‘secrets’ to living longer

In CNN’s reality-based series, “Chasing Life,” correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to far-flung reaches of the planet to explore health care practices rooted in cultural traditions. The show — which is available on the streaming platform CNNgo — was produced by the same division that created Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, and it was clearly designed… Read More »

China’s crackdown on sugar smuggling leaves global storage headache – Reuters

(This 13th October story has been refiled to add dropped word to paragraph 1) FILE PHOTO: White sugar products are placed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo By Maytaal Angel and Hallie Gu LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) – A crackdown on sugar smuggling into China has left abundantly supplied… Read More »

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. “This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University… Read More »

As the global climate warms, flesh-eating bacteria strike new US beaches

Flesh-eating bacteria are invading once untouched US beaches as climate change heats up East Coast oceans – and infections have increased five-fold Water surface temperatures have been rising year-over-year since 1901  Flesh-eating, water-dwelling Vibrio bacteria prefer warmer water  Until recently, the Delaware Bay was too cold for infections – which typically strike those with weakened… Read More »

Global Health: Where Will Measles Break Out Next? Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami, Scientists Predict

Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami are the cities most likely to see the next measles outbreaks, according to an unusual new study. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Johns Hopkins University mapped the 25 American counties most at risk of measles because of their vaccine-exemption rates and proximity to airports. A similar… Read More »