October 14, 2014

US Charity, a Seasoned Player in NKorea, Helps Fight Stubborn Strains of TB

(Associated Press) – Despite worsening U.S.-North Korean relations, an American charity is ramping up efforts against an epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the isolated country, where it says it is making inroads in fighting the deadly disease. The Eugene Bell … Read More

August 25, 2014

Cincinnati Archdiocese Freezes Catholic School Donations to Ice Bucket Challenge Charity

(Washington Post) – The Cincinnati Archdiocese has warned Catholic school principals against donating to the ALS Association due to concerns that the money could wind up funding research that uses embryonic stem cells. Archdiocese spokesman Dan Andriacco told the Cincinnati … Read More

August 18, 2014

A Clash of Religion and Bioethics Complicates Organ Donation in Israel

(New York Times) – The sages could not have anticipated that their writings would provide the underpinnings for cultural resistance to organ donation from the deceased in 21st-century Israel. But their definition of mortality, which can conflict with modern acceptance … Read More

August 8, 2014

In Camps for Myanmar’s Persecuted Rohingya Muslims, Kids Show Signs of Severe Malnutrition

(Associated Press) – Myanmar’s child malnutrition rate was already among the region’s highest, but it’s an increasingly familiar sight in the country’s westernmost state of Rakhine, which is home to almost all of the country’s 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims. More … Read More

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