Saturday, July 27, 2013

Billions Have Untreated Tooth Decay



VOALeaningEnglish: Billions Have Untreated Tooth Decay

Nearly 4 billion people around the world have serious, untreated problems with their teeth. That is what a recent report from the World Health Organization says. Health officials say failure to repair cavities can even lead to social and emotional problems. (read more)

Friday, July 26, 2013

ESL Podcast 915 – Learning to Read Music

ESL Podcast 915 – Learning to Read Music 

Doe is a deer, a female deer, and ray is a drop of golden sun. Got that? Good. Now learn how to read music in English by listening to this episode. 
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Style in Old Beijing - Intersection




NYTimes: New Style in Old Beijing - Intersection

In Beijing's Gulou neighborhood, we met Li Xuan, who cites the local architecture as his main source of style inspiration.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

ESL Podcast 914 – Wanting Peace and Quiet

ESL Podcast 914 – Wanting Peace and Quiet 
     Make some noise for today’s episode, which is all about peace and quiet. 
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Britain's William and Kate Present Their Royal Baby



VOANews: Britain's William and Kate Present Their Royal Baby

Britain has a new royal baby. William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, presented their baby boy - as yet unnamed - to the world Tuesday. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.

Friday, July 19, 2013

China: Elder Care Law Offers Window Into Struggles of One-Child Families



VOAVideo: China: Elder Care Law Offers Window Into Struggles of One-Child Families

A new law in China requires adults to provide mental and financial support for their elderly parents, or face fines and other penalties. The regulation entered into force earlier this month, adding new burdens on a generation of urban single children who struggle to live up to traditional standards of filial piety.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

ESL Podcast 913 – Experiencing Motion Sickness

ESL Podcast 913 – Experiencing Motion Sickness

If a body in motion stays in motion, as Newton said, what about a body that can’t rest due to motion sickness? Learn the answer to this and other medical mysteries in this episode. Download Podcast 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Using Dragon Boating to Fight Breast Cancer




VOANews: Using Dragon Boating to Fight Breast Cancer

VOA producer June Soh joins On Assignment's Alex Villarreal to talk about June's recent reporting on a Washington dragon boat racing team uniting breast cancer survivors. June says the sport provides the women with both physical and mental benefits. To find out more about the team, check out its website at gopinkdc.com

Friday, July 12, 2013

Identifying a 'STEMI' Heart Attack With an iPhone App



VOA Learning English: Identifying a 'STEMI' Heart Attack With an iPhone App

Researchers have developed an experimental iPhone application, or app, that they say can improve the chances of survival from a heart attack. The iPhone app is designed to identify patients suffering from a kind of heart attack known as a STEMI, or ST-elevation myocardial infarction. In a STEMI, blood flow to the heart is stopped because of a blockage in a coronary artery. Unlike other kinds of heart attacks, STEMIs show up very clearly on an electrocardiogram or ECG. (read more)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Health Care Teams Worldwide Work To Reduce Salt Intake



VOABideo: Health Care Teams Worldwide Work To Reduce Salt Intake

Cardiovascular diseases are a major killer around the world, even in developing countries, and high blood pressure is a risk factor for these diseases. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on some international programs whose goals are to drastically cut the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease.

Monday, July 8, 2013

The oldest person to climb Everest



BBC Learning English: Video Words in the News: The oldest person to climb Everest (29th May 2013)

This week's video is: Oldest Everest climber. Meet the Japanese man who is the oldest person ever to have reached the top of Everest, 60 years after it was first climbed.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

MERS Virus Worries Public Health Officials



VOA Learning English: MERS Virus Worries Public Health Officials

The World Health Organization is expressing increasing concern about a virus that is similar to the respiratory disease known as SARS. The WHO calls the newly named disease Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV. Most cases of MERS have been reported in the Middle East, mainly in Saudi Arabia. But cases have also been found in other countries, including Italy, Tunisia, Jordan, Britain and France. (read more)

Friday, July 5, 2013

ESL Podcast 907 – Buying Tools at a Hardware Store

ESL Podcast 907 – Buying Tools at a Hardware Store 

When something breaks, someone has to fix it. Learn how to buy the right tools for the job in this episode. 
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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Milpitas July 4th Firework Finale



uscitizenpod: Milpitas July 4th Firework Finale

HUGE crowd--everyone was peaceful and proud. I love Milpitas! Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

ESL Podcast 903 – Listening to a Traffic Report

ESL Podcast 903 – Listening to a Traffic Report 

Baby, you can drive my car, but you better check the traffic report before you go. Learn more in this episode. 
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Oral Cancer Caused by HPV Soars in Developed Countries



VOAVideo: Oral Cancer Caused by HPV Soars in Developed Countries

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is commonly associated with sexually transmitted infections and cervical cancer. So, when the well-known actor Michael Douglas implied that his throat cancer was caused by HPV, contracted through oral sex, the news made headlines around the world. As VOA's Carol Pearson reports, HPV-caused oral cancer has been on the rise and mostly affects men.

Monday, July 1, 2013

ESL Podcast 902 – Being Chivalrous and Protective

ESL Podcast 902 – Being Chivalrous and Protective 

That ain’t no way to treat a lady, no way to treat your baby. Learn how to behave like a gentleman in this episode 
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