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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Polio hits Syria amid civil war

October 30th, 2013
06:58 PM ET

Ten cases of polio have been confirmed among children in Syria, the first outbreak of the disease in that country since 1999.

There were 22 suspected cases that were identified on October 17 in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor after the children exhibited symptoms of "acute flaccid paralysis" - a sudden onset of weakness and floppiness in any part of a child's body or paralysis in anyone in whom polio is suspected as the cause.

The confirmation was key because other diseases can cause similar symptoms.

Atika Shubert reports on the crisis that leaves 500,000 at risk.

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Filed under:  Health • Syria • Video

Cardiologist: Don't demonize fat

October 24th, 2013
03:04 PM ET

Many people try to avoid saturated fats for fear of illnesses such as heart disease, but a medical professional has come forward to argue against the view that has been held by people across the globe for decades.

Becky talks to medical experts about the truth behind the fatty foods we consume.

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Filed under:  Health • Video

How one family copes with Alzheimer's

October 11th, 2013
01:30 PM ET

As scientists claim a breakthrough in the battle against degenerative brain disease, CNN's Max Foster meets a family touched by Alzheimer's.

Watch: Signs of Alzheimer's

The drug that has recently prevented the death of brain cells in mice could give hope to millions of families like the one Max went to visit.

 


Filed under:  Health • Video

What's dirtier...your tablet or toilet?

September 18th, 2013
03:59 PM ET

A recent study by scientists has put into perspective how much bacteria is at the end of our finger tips. Whether on a smartphone, tablet or toilet, the results may surprise you.

As smartphones and tablets have become an almost irreplaceable part of our lives, it is easy to see how they can become dirty. But just how dirty are they?

In this interview, Becky talks to Anthony Hilton, professor of Microbiology at Aston University, to understand how our favourite gadgets have gotten so filthy.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Health • Technology • Video
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