In the World

illustration of kids in front of TV
November 17, 2011 Large Image
An expert on the effects of media on children offers real-world suggestions for moderating exposure to TV, computers and smartphones

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended that parents limit television and computer for very...

Danielle Nierenberg
November 15, 2011 Large Image
A 25-country journey yields a wealth of ideas for ending hunger and poverty

Along the shoreline of the Gambia River, a group of women have reduced hunger for their families with the help of...

Stuart Levy, MD, professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
November 15, 2011
Widespread Practice Creates Resistance Genes, Promoting Antibiotic Resistance

BOSTON (November 15, 2011) — In a review study, researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine zero in on the controversial, non-...

a dog at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals
November 8, 2011 Slideshow
Their stories are heartwarming and heartbreaking, and more than 10,000 of them play out in the emergency room of the Foster Hospital every year

The waiting room at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals is packed with people and their pets on...

Bill Clinton
November 7, 2011 Large Image
Collaboration, not finger-pointing, is the only route to progress, says former President Clinton

Government is not the villain, and America would best be served if political leaders would work together to solve problems instead of leaning on...