- Cholera has reached nearly epidemic proportions in some parts of the world; thankfully, a new, cheap vaccine has been proven to be effective in limiting the infection.
- Researchers found that millions of people in China may be exposed to arsenic-contaminated water, which could lead to chronic health issues.
- Harvard scientists track down people in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka who are resistant to cholera infections, identifying the genes that protect them.
- Maternal mortality is a major global health concern, but half of deaths among rural Bangladeshi women result from non-communicable diseases like heart disease or stroke, not pregnancy.
- While many people object to child labor and exploitation of the workforce, they also ignore their own moral standards when acting as market participants, according to a new economics study.
- Bangladesh unveiled a "Death Clock" in its capital to raise awareness about smoking-related deaths in a country which ranks among the world's highest in tobacco consumption.
- At least 150,000 chickens and 300,000 eggs have been destroyed at a giant poultry farm near Dhaka in Bangladesh after the major outbreak of avian flu was detected last week.