The British medical journal The Lancet studied 14 developing nations and found that nearly half of men and 11 percent of women in those countries use tobacco, mostly smoke products. Jeffrey Brown talks to State University of New York at Buffalo’s Gary Giovino about why some cultures don’t specifically encourage quitting. Continue reading
Creative Commons photo courtesy Flickr user Fabricator of Useless Articles. The Social Security tsunami continues with more queries for retirement authority Larry Kotlikoff. Larry’s Making Sen$e post earlier this week, 34 Social Security Secrets You Need to Know Now, has … Continue reading
The International AIDS Conference in Washington wrapped Friday with a new phrase on the lips of many: “functional cure.” But just how close is the world to an AIDS-free generation? Ray Suarez discusses the gaps between aspirations and hard realities to cure AIDS with Science magazine’s Jon Cohen and GlobalPost’s John Donnelly. Continue reading
Science Magazine reporter Jon Cohen speaks with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Jackie Judd about a call today for a new approach to financing the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Some 25,000 scientists, political leaders, and advocates are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., next week for the world’s largest AIDS meeting. Gwen Ifill talks with UNAIDS’ Michel Sidibe about the successes and continuing challenges to treat and prevent HIV and AIDS. Continue reading
AIDS is not a foreign sickness to the residents of Washington, D.C. According to U.N. statistics, the HIV infection rate there is higher than five countries in Africa. Ray Suarez assesses the challenges in testing for HIV and treating AIDS in the nation’s capital. Continue reading
A new report on the global toll of AIDS finds real reason for optimism as researchers, politicians and patients prepare for the international AIDS conference in Washington, D.C., next week. Gwen Ifill spoke with UNAIDS’ executive director, Michel Sidebe, on … Continue reading
Despite being largely left behind by PEPFAR, Zimbabwe has still managed to reduce its HIV prevalence rate. Continue reading