Monday, April 30, 2012

Taking Medicine, With a Microchip Under the Skin

VOA Learning English Video: Taking Medicine, With a Microchip Under the Skin

Call it medicine on a microchip. Researchers in the United States have developed the first wirelessly controlled device that can supply a drug directly into the body. A small chip is implanted under the skin. It contains the medicine, which it releases at preset times. The developers say the device could improve the lives of millions of people who take medicine for long-term illnesses (read more) (download mp3)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Possible Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease


VOA Learning English: A Possible Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease  
Researchers hope new tests will help identify the disease earlier and even stop its progress | SCIENCE IN THE NEWS   (download mp3)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Battling dementia: As cases rise, UN urges steps to improve early diagnosis

UN.org: Battling dementia: As cases rise, UN urges steps to improve early diagnosis (caption option available)
The number of people with dementia is projected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, noting that lack of diagnosis remains a major problem even in high-income countries, where only a fifth to half of cases are routinely recognized. (read more)

Friday, April 27, 2012

World Health Day Focuses on Older People


VOANews: World Health Day Focuses on Older People

World Health Organization calling for urgent action to make sure all people reach old age in best possible health

Thursday, April 26, 2012

World Health Day Focuses On 'Active Aging'



VOAVideo: World Health Day Focuses On 'Active Aging'

It's no secret that the world's population is aging, even in developing countries. That's why the World Health Organization is celebrating its own birthday this year with an observance focused on strategies for healthy, active aging.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

World Health Day Focuses On 'Active Aging'

VOANews: World Health Day Focuses On 'Active Aging' 
According to WHO in next five years, number of 65-year-olds and greater will surpass number of children under five

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WHO: Healthy ageing -- adding life to years



WHO: Healthy ageing -- adding life to years

For the first time in human history, the world will soon have more older people than children. The human race is ageing and we are unprepared. Unless we change the way we think and act about ageing, we will miss the opportunity to age in good health and to build a society where older people are respected and valued members of society. That is why this year the World Health Organization is dedicating it's birthday - on 7 April - World Health Day - to healthy ageing. Watch and share the official World Health Day 2012 video, and join the conversation on healthy ageing on Twitter #AddHealth2Life to be part of the change.

健康老龄化—有益长寿

OMS: Envejecimiento saludable: añadamos vida a los años

Monday, April 23, 2012

Seasonal Music: Songs About Spring


VOA Learning English: Seasonal Music: Songs About Spring  

Most of these songs have been around a long time but are still popular today | THIS IS AMERICA (download mp3)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day



uscitizenpod: GO GREEN with USPS stamps on Flickr

In honor of Earth Day 2011and 2012 and in celebration of the USPS GO GREEN Forever stamp series, US Citizenship Podcast presents a collection of stamps reflecting America's ongoing commitment to MAKE EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY!


uscitizenpod: GO GREEN with USPS Stamps on YouTube

A Kitchen That Talks? This One Teaches You French

VOA Learning English Video: A Kitchen That Talks? This One Teaches You French

A "talking kitchen" teaches students how to cook French and speak French. Researchers at New Castle University in Britain have developed the French Digital Kitchen. Professors Paul Seedhouse and Patrick Olivier led the project. Professor Seedhouse says it works like a satellite navigation system in a car. (read more) (download mp3)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

ESL Podcast 618 – Eating at a Casual Restaurant

Sometimes where you eat is as important as what you eat. Learn how to tell the difference in this episode. Download Podcast

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Life Cafe (Part 3)


WeAreNY: New Life Cafe (Part 3)

Rosa is about to open a Dominican café. But when her lab tests come back and the doctor tells her the bad news, her dreams are over. Or are they? A heart-warming drama about family, friendship, and coming to terms with diabetes.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

ESL Podcast 639 – Ordering Soups and Salads

ESL Podcast 639 – Ordering Soups and Salads

No soup for you! Oh, just kidding. Learn how to talk about soups and salads in English in this episode. Download Podcast

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Life Cafe (Part 2)

VOAVideo: New Life Cafe (Part 2)

Rosa is about to open a Dominican café. But when her lab tests come back and the doctor tells her the bad news, her dreams are over. Or are they? A heart-warming drama about family, friendship, and coming to terms with diabetes.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Science of Herbs and Spices

VOA Learning English: The Science of Herbs and Spices

Scientists look at medical uses for plant products | SCIENCE IN THE NEWS (download mp3)

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Life Cafe (Part 1)

WeAreNY: New Life Cafe (Part 1)

Rosa is about to open a Dominican café. But when her lab tests come back and the doctor tells her the bad news, her dreams are over. Or are they? A heart-warming drama about family, friendship, and coming to terms with diabetes.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

ESL Podcast 769 – Trying Unusual Foods

ESL Podcast 769 – Trying Unusual Foods

Free your mind, and your mouth will follow. Try some unusual foods in this episode.

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