Richard Knox http://kut.org en WHO Rates Typhoon's Medical Challenges "Monumental" http://kut.org/post/who-calls-typhoons-medical-challenges-monumental Images of the swath of devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines are reminiscent of the tsunami's aftermath in Banda Aceh, Indonesia nearly a decade ago.<p>And indeed, the World Health Organization grades the great typhoon of 2013 as a Category 3 disaster – its most severe category.<p>"The scale [of the typhoon's damage] is huge," Dr. Richard Brennan of the World Health Organization tells Shots. "It's monumental. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:16:24 +0000 Richard Knox 9165 at http://kut.org WHO Rates Typhoon's Medical Challenges "Monumental" Mother And Daughter Injured In Boston Bombing Face New Future http://kut.org/post/mother-and-daughter-injured-boston-bombing-face-new-future Forty-seven-year-old Celeste Corcoran is propped up in her hospital bed. In a nearby window is a forest of blooming white orchids from well-wishers. On the opposite wall, a big banner proclaims "Corcoran Strong."<p>She's recalling how thrilled she was to be near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, waiting for her sister Carmen Accabo to run by. "I just remember standing there, wanting to be as close as I could to catch her," Corcoran says. "I really just needed to see her face."<p>And then the first of the two bombs went off, throwing Celeste Corcoran off her feet. Wed, 01 May 2013 12:29:13 +0000 Richard Knox 7570 at http://kut.org Mother And Daughter Injured In Boston Bombing Face New Future U.S. Funding of HIV/AIDS Fight Overseas Carries Other Benefits http://kut.org/post/us-funding-hivaids-fight-overseas-carries-other-benefits U.S. government spending to fight HIV/AIDS in developing countries is also preventing death from other diseases, a new study finds.<p>Some experts worry the billions of dollars the United States spends to treat people with HIV in poor countries may crowd out prevention and treatment of other illnesses.<p>But the findings of a <a href="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1157487">study</a> just published in <em>JAMA</em>, the <em>Journal of the American Medical Association</em>, suggest the opposite. Wed, 16 May 2012 16:09:40 +0000 Richard Knox 4254 at http://kut.org U.S. Funding of HIV/AIDS Fight Overseas Carries Other Benefits