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Study: Lack of Sleep Could Increase Risk of Common Cold

Study found that people getting less than six hours of sleep per night were four times more likely to catch a cold More

FILE: A smoker puffs while passing a restaurant in Beijing, May 11, 2015. The country enforced vast new rules on tobacco advertising Sept. 1.

China Toughens Tobacco Advertising Rules

In country where 300 million smoke, new enforcement aims to curb habit and reduce health risks; tobacco lobby fumes More

Former president Jimmy Carter, sits to pose for photos after teaching Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Georgia.

Living Longer, But Healthier?

While there has been marked reduction in mortality rates from almost all causes, quality of life in those extra years may be marred by health problems, study finds More


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Sierra Leone Confirms New Ebola Death

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Oliver Sacks, Neurologist, 'Awakenings' Author, Dies at 82

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Study: Tiny, Wireless Pacemaker Could Be Surgery-Free Option

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Video Doctor: Use of Controversial Tissue Essential for Research

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In Sierra Leone, Ebola Fades But Still Impacts Mental Health

Killer disease still haunts many, with burial workers and others needing psychological help in country with few trained professionals
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VOA Documentary

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.