The number of Americans who live beyond their 100th birthday is growing. A recent report shows there are more than 72,000 centenarians in the U.S. Longevity may not be the challenge it once was, but continuing a healthy, active lifestyle into the second century still is. VOA’s June Soh introduces us to an extraordinary centenarian who defies the stereotypes of aging. Carol Pearson narrates.
Is the Zika virus the next new terrifying disease? It's frightening people all over the U.S. and South and Central America, especially pregnant women. Babies whose mothers had the virus while pregnant seem to be especially vulnerable to a serious birth defect. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Malawi is experiencing an outbreak of cholera, three months after the start of the rainy season. Health authorities say the water-borne disease has hit many residents of four districts around Lake Chilwa in eastern Malawi. But health authorities and people living along the shores are accusing each other of contributing to the outbreak. Lameck Masina reports from the cholera-hit district of Zomba, in southeastern Malawi.