For some baby boomers, North Korea's nuclear advances and President Donald Trump's bellicose response have prompted flashbacks to a time when they were young, and when they prayed each night that they might awaken the next morning
On Monday, Aug. 21, for the first time in 99 years, a solar eclipse will march across the United States from west coast to east coast, and excitement is building across the nation. Experts advise that people wear specific, protective eyewear to view the eclipse, but as VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports, finding the special lenses is becoming a difficult task.
President Trump proposes to make big cuts in spending on global health research that could affect work to end malaria, AIDS and protect against other infectious diseases. Although the president's proposal is essentially a wish list and Congress doesn't have to go along with it, some see it as part of a disturbing trend. Carol Pearson reports.
An estimated 1.7 million people in the U.S do not have a limb, according to Rice University in Houston. While existing prosthetics allow amputees to regain some of their abilities, there are very few devices that provide sensory feedback for the users. Researchers from Rice University, the University of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Technology are working to allow amputees to better perceive what their prosthesis is doing. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports from Houston.
In what is being called the first study of its kind, medical researchers have attempted to quantify the rise in opioid-related admissions and deaths at U.S. hospitals. The team studied hospital records over a seven-year period, between 2009 and 2015. The results put numbers to a drug epidemic that is growing rapidly. Kevin Enochs reports.