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FILE - Health workers spray disinfectant around a mosque in Bamako, Mali, Nov. 14, 2014

Mali Confirms New Ebola Case

Government says in a statement Saturday that the patient who tested positive for Ebola has been quarantined and is receiving intensive treatment More

Britain's Prince William, right, presents philanthropist Melinda Gates with the Chatham House Prize at the Banqueting House in London, Nov. 21, 2014.

Video Melinda Gates Honored for Humanitarian Work

Prince William praises US philanthropist for aid in health care, education, technology More

Participants at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves summit view monitors showing former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she delivers keynote remarks in New York, Nov. 21, 2014.

Clean Cookstoves Get a Global Boost

Pollution from smoky cook fires kills an estimated 4 million people each year; donors pledge $413 million to combat problem at New York summit More

D.J. Schloss, left, and Doug Metz clear snow from a roof on Abbey Lane in Alden, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014.

Rigors of Shoveling Snow Can Be Perilous to Heart

Expert notes activity's effect on heart rate, blood pressure, advises people 55 or older to refrain More

Map of Madagascar

Deadly Plague Surfaces in Madagascar

Disease, which could spread to capital city, kills at least 40 since August More


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Epidemic costs global economy as much as smoking, war or terrorism, exacts greater toll than alcoholism
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HIV Drugs Show Promise in Treating Common Eye Disease

Researchers say drugs blocked macular degeneration in mice, worked well in lab experiments involving human retinal cells
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Egyptian Doctor Acquitted in Female Genital Mutilation Case

Court, without elaborating, says Raslan Fadl did not break ban on practice; teen's father also acquitted
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New Yellow Fever Research May Lead to Improved Treatment

Researchers identify features of disease that may lead to more effective treatment
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US Study: Most Heavy Drinkers Aren't Alcoholics

Contrary to popular opinion, only 10 percent of US adults who drink too much are alcoholics, says study by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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.