Health

Red Cross worker Joseph Garber talks to people in the east part of Freetown about Ebola prevention. July 28, 2015 (N. deVries/VOA)

UN Ebola Emergency Response Mission Ends in Sierra Leone

Mission winds down at week's end amid concern about a cluster of possible new cases in the region More

Double hand transplant recipient Zion Harvey smiles during a news conference at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, July 28, 2015.

American Boy Is World's Youngest Person to Get Double Hand Transplant

Surgeons operate for 10 hours at Philadelphia hospital on Zion Harvey, 8, who lost his hands and feet to an infection More

Video 'Metal Muscles' Flex a New Bionic Hand

Scientists say future of prosthetic hand may be not in motors, but in wires that can ‘remember’ their shape, and they're experimenting with memory alloy muscles More

FILE - A severely malnourished child lies in bed at a Doctors Without Borders hospital Bentiu, South Sudan, July 3, 2014.

Scientists Predict Climate Change Will Increase Child Malnutrition

Public health expert in Germany says that by 2050, 25 million more children's lives will be put at risk because of lack of nutrients tied to climate change More

A Liberian Red Cross employee disinfects after removing a body suspected of having Ebola, Monrovia, September 2014. (Credit: International Alert)

Report: Ebola Fueled by Distrust

International Alert says lack of trust between Liberians and government made outbreak worse More


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Kenya Joins HIV DREAMS Project

President Obama announced Sunday, July 26, that Kenya would receive funds to help protect adolescent girls and young women from HIV.
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Scientists Use Polio Virus to Fight Brain Tumors

Team at Duke University is using a modified inactive polio virus to infect brain cancer cells, setting off immune response
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Study Shows How Poverty Limits Brain Growth, Learning

Developmental delays in brains of impoverished youngsters compromise school performance – but there’s hope
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Study: Screams are Special, So Use Sparingly

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WHO to Test New Malaria Vaccine for Use in Africa

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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.