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25 Random Things About Yoga

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

1. You don't have to be thin to be flexible. 2. To get into certain poses, however, it does help to be thin to make up for a lack of flexibility. ... 14. Yoga teachers are not "yoga therapists" unless trained as such.

Gates Says Too Many Kids' Deaths Are Preventable

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Gustafson

2.2 million kids under the age of 5 die every year from diarrheal diseases. The vast majority of these deaths could be prevented with basic hygiene, water quality improvements and sanitation.

Why Common Foods May Hurt Your Health

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

There's a disease that American doctors are absolutely terrible at diagnosing. It's estimated that three million Americans have celiac disease, and only a small percentage of them know it.

Comprehensive Global Health Strategy

Richard Chin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Chin

At OneWorld Health, we are working to discover and develop novel treatments for diarrheal disease that are safe, effective and affordable to even the poorest of the poor

Matt Damon, ONE and a Tractable Global Problem

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Sauer

Universal access to water and sanitation is still a pipe dream for many poorer countries, especially nations in Africa.

Madonna, Africa and Child Mortality

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The deaths of African children are all about food, water and cooking stoves. There is usually no public health system in place to address this tragic litany of otherwise very approachable issues.

Water for the World Act of 2009: Stopping the Second Biggest Killer of Children

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

Even those of us in the international development field have pretty much neglected the fact that diarrhea is still fatal in many parts of the world. It kills 1.6 million children each year.

The Possiblity of a Pandemic and the Certainty of Diseases That Kill

Richard Chin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Chin

Diarrheal diseases, which kill approximately 2 million children under the age of five in every year continue to receive less attention than diseases like the swine flu virus.

A Forgotten Glass Ceiling: A Safe Drink of Water

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

If people joined together to support water and sanitation projects they could immediately help woman shatter the most basic of glass ceilings -- access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Aw, Nuts: The FDA Pistachio Scare Nightmare

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

It seems that the FDA done did it again! Or didn't do it... what they're supposed be doing, that is, mainly regulate and prevent widespread contamination of our food supply from harmful microbes and bacteria.

Making Ripples This World Water Day

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

These days we take safe drinking water for granted. But unsafe water continues to kill -- and the numbers who die have grown to intolerable heights.

Stand Up for People that Can't Sit Down

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Sauer

Every 20 seconds, a child dies of sanitation-related diseases, which kill five times as many children as HIV/AIDS.

Leave Mr. Poopypants Alone!

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Let me just get this out of the way: people poop when they run. So why the big fuss about some poor soul with splattered shorts? Must it be discussed on every fitness website?