Regular screenings and advanced treatments are helping more women than ever to survive breast cancer. But even when their disease is caught early, more than 200,000 U.S. women each year are facing possible mastectomies or weeks of radiation. But a new study suggests that, for some women, there's an easier third option. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
A Belgian abbey is reviving its centuries-old tradition of beer-making after 220 years. The monks at Grimbergen Abbey are using ancient recipes to offer specialty beers in their new microbrewery. Meanwhile, researchers in Israel have made beer with yeast from jars that are thousands of years old. Beer is one of the oldest beverages, but producers are making new and attractive brews. As VOA Zlatica Hoke reports, there is a growing interest in traditional beers and the history of brewing.