COVID-19 has spawned mental health crisis among Somalis living in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex. They are already serving “a life sentence in one of the harshest places on earth.” One clinic reports rising attempted suicides and a 50% increase in psychosocial…

Forget fall foliage. October is all about #FatBearWeek.   After a week-long battle of the bulge, Alaska's Katmai National Park has crowned its fattest bear of 2020: 747, the King of Chonk, the Earl of Avoirdupois—weighing in at over 1,400 pounds.  

Tomorrow, 60 years and the dream of 4 generations ends when the Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie, Maryland closes. 

The majority of people in the world cannot afford healthy food, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020. The report was written before the coronavirus pandemic—but the global crisis only makes the findings more significant.  

Tedious baking rituals are making a comeback amid COVID-19 lockdowns. And sourdough—born of a precious, living mixture of flour and water—is the star(ter) of the show.  

A bacteria-resistant film can repel even the stickiest of superbugs in sterile environments like hospitals and food-prep areas. McMaster University developed the transparent film that’s cheap to manufacture and can be shrink-wrapped onto surfaces like door handles or used…

More than a third of low- and middle-income countries face a double burden of malnutrition—simultaneous  undernutrition and overweight/obesity, the WHO reports—drawing from a 

The Americans most at risk for developing Alzheimer’s/dementia may be trying “useless” prevention methods. Poor health conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes are linked to higher risks. Many respondents reported trying prevention methods like supplements or…

Bangladesh is poised to become the first country to plant a controversial “golden rice.” It may sound magical—but it’s science. Golden rice was developed in the 90s to combat vitamin A deficiency—a common cause of blindness and increased risk for death from infectious…

The mounting humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region is going tragically unnoticed, warns the UN food agency. In Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger—already flooded with refugees from elsewhere—more than 860,000 people are internally displaced by relentless conflict, forced…