Health http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19943/all en Brain "lights up" in response to cocaine or opium http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/110712/brain-lights-response-cocaine-or-opium <p> Cocaine and opium hijack the neural pathways</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/110712/brain-lights-response-cocaine-or-opium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health United States Health United States Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:15:00 +0000 News Desk 5670243 at http://www.globalpost.com Bill Gates reinvents the toilet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/africa/flushing-away-unsanitary-practices-without-using-water <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants $42 million for new designs for toilets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Bill Gates is going to <a href="http://www.waterworld.com/index/display/article-display/9285868813/articles/waterworld/world-regions/africa/2011/07/Waterless_toilets__a_silver_bullet_for_the_sanitation_crisis_.html" target="_blank">&ldquo;reinvent the toilet.&rdquo;</a></p> <p> That&#39;s right, as part of his efforts to help Africa achieve better health, the Microsoft billionaire is funding efforts to design a environmentally beneficial toilets to replace the 18th-century toilets that the developed world takes for granted.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/africa/flushing-away-unsanitary-practices-without-using-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Aid Energy Kenya Innovation Science Health Africa Emerges Fri, 29 Jul 2011 22:33:16 +0000 News Desk 5671140 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands of children treated for eating disorders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/110801/thousands-children-treated-eating-disorders <p> Almost 600 children below the age of 13 have been treated in hospital for eating disorders in the past three years</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/110801/thousands-children-treated-eating-disorders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Europe Health United Kingdom Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:26:00 +0000 News Desk 5671959 at http://www.globalpost.com Costa Rica's health-care plan falls ill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110823/costa-ricas-ailing-health-care-system <p> SAN JOSE -- Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh once vowed to flee to Costa Rica if President Barack Obama&rsquo;s health care reforms took effect. Limbaugh might have overlooked a couple of critical details: Costa Rica&rsquo;s respected universal health-care system is highly socialized. It&rsquo;s also on the verge of going broke.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110823/costa-ricas-ailing-health-care-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Costa Rica Health Americas Costa Rica Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:41:50 +0000 Alex Leff 5673730 at http://www.globalpost.com Milwaukee runs provocative ads warning parents of the dangers of 'co-sleeping' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/milwaukee-runs-provocative-ads-warning-parents In response to a high infant death rate in their city, Milwaukee has started to run provocative ads in an attempt to get parents to stop sleeping in the same bed as their babies.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/milwaukee-runs-provocative-ads-warning-parents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Wisconsin Culture & Lifestyle Health United States Weird Wide Web Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:36:00 +0000 Catherine Lyons 5681485 at http://www.globalpost.com IVF study warns three embryos are too many http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120112/ivf-study-warns-3-embryos-are-too-many <p> Transferring three embryos during an IVF cycle does not improve a woman&rsquo;s chances of delivering a baby.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120112/ivf-study-warns-3-embryos-are-too-many" target="_blank">read more</a></p> embryo fertility Health IVF Science Health United Kingdom United States Fri, 13 Jan 2012 01:22:47 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5687221 at http://www.globalpost.com McDonald's: Pink slime won't be used in hamburger meat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/united-states/mcdonalds-pink-slime-hamburger-meat McDonald's says it's done using a household chemical in meat, but denies bowing to pressure from food activists.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/united-states/mcdonalds-pink-slime-hamburger-meat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Food & Drink Health United States Weird Wide Web Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:44:29 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5689870 at http://www.globalpost.com Canned lard safe to eat after 64 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/man-tastes-64-year-old-can-lard A lab found that an aging can of food is "gritty," but still technically edible. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/man-tastes-64-year-old-can-lard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Health World War II Germany Weird Wide Web Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:23:02 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690099 at http://www.globalpost.com Sierra Club took $26 million from natural gas industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sierra-club-took-26-million-natural-gas-industry The Sierra Club promoted the benefits of natural gas while accepting millions in donations from one of the top gas drilling companies.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sierra-club-took-26-million-natural-gas-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Health United States United States Weird Wide Web Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:54:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690284 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese environment official fired after toxic river spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120204/seven-fired-for-toxic-river-spill-china <p> The Chinese government and news reports still haven&#39;t provided insight into how exactly the spill happened.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120204/seven-fired-for-toxic-river-spill-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Green Health China Sun, 05 Feb 2012 02:12:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690390 at http://www.globalpost.com Patient gets a new jaw from 3D printer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/patient-gets-first-transplant-jaw-made-3d-printer An 83-year-old woman has a new jaw made from titanium powder, constructed one layer at a time by a laser. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/patient-gets-first-transplant-jaw-made-3d-printer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belgium Health Science Technology news Business Europe Innovation Science Technology Weird Wide Web Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:17:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690584 at http://www.globalpost.com FDA doubts benefits of Amgen drug for prostate cancer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120207/fda-doubts-xgeva-for-prostate-cancer An independent study found that the benefits of the drug do not outweigh its risks. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120207/fda-doubts-xgeva-for-prostate-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health United States Health United States Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:31:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5690706 at http://www.globalpost.com Senator says life begins at ejaculation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/united-states/senator-says-life-begins-at-ejaculation Masturbation is murder. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/united-states/senator-says-life-begins-at-ejaculation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health United States Politics Health United States Weird Wide Web Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:39:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5691070 at http://www.globalpost.com Eternit building executives convicted for asbestos-related deaths in Italy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/120213/eternit-building-executives-convicted-asbestos-linked-deaths The Turin court said that the executives didn't comply with safety rules, leading to an environmental disaster in Italy. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/120213/eternit-building-executives-convicted-asbestos-linked-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Health Italy Turin Green Italy Health Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:39:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5691486 at http://www.globalpost.com French judge says Monsanto poisoned farmer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120214/monsanto-found-guilty-poisoning-french-farmer It was the first case of its kind in France and could pave the way for other pesticide-related lawsuits. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120214/monsanto-found-guilty-poisoning-french-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Green Health Science United States Business Green France Europe Health Tue, 14 Feb 2012 18:37:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5691659 at http://www.globalpost.com