Malaria and “Silent Spring” | Retro Report

Malaria and “Silent Spring” | Retro Report

This is one of the nation’s best-sellers. Up to now, 500,000 copies have been sold, and “Silent Spring” has been called the most controversial book of the year. Rachel Carson’s push to limit the use of powerful pesticides like DDT, helped spark the American environmental movement. Rachel Carson is one of those rare individuals who

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The Girl Who Doctors Can’t Diagnose

The Girl Who Doctors Can’t Diagnose

ANGIE RENFROE: Katie is very rare. She has not been diagnosed with anything. They are still trying to figure out what she has. ANGIE RENFROE: We found out when I was about 6 months pregnant with her that she was going to have megalencephaly. We still don’t know what else she has. COMM: 9-year-old Katie

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Malaria in Africa

Malaria in Africa

NARRATOR: In July 2008 Kenya Medical Research Institute, or KEMRI for short, continued testing children for malaria immunity in the highlands of Kenya. GIDEON KHASIANI: Because we are a population of about 326 and you will find that in a week before a week elapses you would get maybe about ten children, 15 children who

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