Two years after a state of emergency was declared in Flint, Michigan because of lead-poisoned water, residents have been assured their water is now safe. But residents are wary even though these assurances come from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. VOA's Anush Avetisyan visited Flint and spoke to residents who face a battle for clean water every day.
Autism is on the rise in many developed countries, and the reasons why are still unclear. But more autistic children mean that, one day, more autistic adults will be entering the workforce. A new robot is trying to help these workers navigate the emotional elements on the job. VOA's Bronwyn Benito narrates this report by Kevin Enochs.
Rohingya women fleeing the military attacks in Myanmar have told countless tales of horror at the hands of soldiers. Now, living in massive refugee camps, they must deal with the past traumas as well as face new risks. Steve Sandford speaks with experts in the camps on what's being done to aid those most at risk.
Early detection of breast cancer saves lives. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. As VOA's Carol Pearson reports, scientists are working on finding new ways to detect breast cancer while they are studying existing screening methods to find out what is best.
For years, nutritionists have tried to come up with a diet that will guarantee weight loss without fail. Mass production of low-fat or no-fat food varieties has not helped reduce the obesity problem in the United States, and various diets have worked for some people and not for others. Now some scientists say there is no one-size-fits-all solution for weight loss and that only personalized diets work. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.