Global Health: Turning the Tide Against Cholera

SUNDARBANS NATIONAL PARK, Bangladesh Two hundred years ago, the first cholera pandemic emerged from these tiger-infested mangrove swamps. It began in 1817, after the British East India Company sent thousands of workers deep into the remote Sundarbans, part of the Ganges River Delta, to log the jungles and plant rice.

Run. Eat a Doughnut. Run.

This weekend in Raleigh, N.C., some 8,000 runners are expected to line up for a road race, run through town and — eat doughnuts. “Disgusting” and “gross” is how Sarah Gilbert, 43, a book publicist from Raleigh describes how she felt after completing the Krispy Kreme Challenge in 2012, in which she downed four doughnuts during the five-mile race.