Fentanyl, a highly dangerous painkiller at the heart of the US opioid epidemic, has been overprescribed by doctors, according to a report that accused health authorities and manufacturers of being too lax in their oversight
Depression is more than just being sad. It's a serious disease that interferes with normal life, a sense of self-worth, and, in serious cases, it can end in suicide. But, depression is treatable with talk therapy, medication, or a combination of the two. There is also a treatment that delivers magnetic pulses directly to the brain. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Tiny horned frogs, thought to be extinct, have been rediscovered in a remote rainforest in Ecuador. Conservationists are hoping to save the strange-looking frogs by bringing some of them to a breeding and conservation center in Ecuador. As we hear from VOAs Deborah Block, the plan is to reintroduce the amphibians back into the wild.
Wallace Smith Broecker, longtime Columbia University professor and researcher, brought term into common use with 1975 article that correctly predicted rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere would lead to pronounced warming