Chinese women’s health is often rooted in traditional practices ranging from “harmless to hazardous,” says writer Carly O’Connell. O’Connell references the death of a new mother in the Shandong province from heat stroke following a postnatal tradition of sitting under…

Vietnam is believed to be “the next key battleground for brewers” amid a sharp rise in the beer-drinking culture, says a recent Euromonitor International report.

Why do many US mothers struggle with breastfeeding? UCLA evolutionary anthropologist Brooke Scelza found a possible answer among Namibia’s Himba ethnic group. Through interviews with about 30 Himba moms, she uncovered a key practice that helps them succeed at breastfeeding…

For many outside Africa, the continent’s name may evoke poverty, conflict and disease. A 5-year-old viral Instagram account called Everyday Africa is challenging those notions with images of daily life in vibrant and culturally diverse African nations. Co-founder Austin…