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This cancer survivor wants to stop kids in the Philippines from lighting up

As smoking rates have fallen in the U.S. and Europe, tobacco companies have focused their advertising elsewhere, especially Asia. In the Philippines, 25 percent of the population smokes, and cigarettes are a leading cause of death. But one former smoker is cultivating a grassroots campaign to influence legislation and publicize the dangers -- especially to children. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

5 MIN2016 OCT 15
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This cancer survivor wants to stop kids in the Philippines from lighting up

Why southern China is a hotbed for disease development

Pandemics like Zika and Ebola can originate in one continent and quickly spread to another. To stop outbreaks before they start, scientists are trying to identify regions conducive to the development of new disease. One target is southern China, where factors such as daily wildlife trade and sewage-filled rivers have repeatedly led to the rise of new viruses. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

6 MIN2016 AUG 12
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Why southern China is a hotbed for disease development

Brazil grapples with Zika health emergency as Carnival begins

The Centers for Disease Control have released new guidelines for combating Zika virus, including a recommendation that men refrain from unprotected sex with women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Judy Woodruff talks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien, reporting from Brazil, about efforts by the CDC to work with medical services in Brazil to unravel the secrets of Zika.

5 MIN2016 FEB 6
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Brazil grapples with Zika health emergency as Carnival begins

Latest Episodes

This cancer survivor wants to stop kids in the Philippines from lighting up

As smoking rates have fallen in the U.S. and Europe, tobacco companies have focused their advertising elsewhere, especially Asia. In the Philippines, 25 percent of the population smokes, and cigarettes are a leading cause of death. But one former smoker is cultivating a grassroots campaign to influence legislation and publicize the dangers -- especially to children. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

5 MIN2016 OCT 15
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This cancer survivor wants to stop kids in the Philippines from lighting up

Why southern China is a hotbed for disease development

Pandemics like Zika and Ebola can originate in one continent and quickly spread to another. To stop outbreaks before they start, scientists are trying to identify regions conducive to the development of new disease. One target is southern China, where factors such as daily wildlife trade and sewage-filled rivers have repeatedly led to the rise of new viruses. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

6 MIN2016 AUG 12
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Why southern China is a hotbed for disease development

Brazil grapples with Zika health emergency as Carnival begins

The Centers for Disease Control have released new guidelines for combating Zika virus, including a recommendation that men refrain from unprotected sex with women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Judy Woodruff talks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien, reporting from Brazil, about efforts by the CDC to work with medical services in Brazil to unravel the secrets of Zika.

5 MIN2016 FEB 6
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Brazil grapples with Zika health emergency as Carnival begins

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