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FILE - Patients with Alzheimer's and dementia are seen during a therapy session.

Common Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer's

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FILE - Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates speaks at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, GAVI, conference in London June 13, 2011.

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At a Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization conference in Berlin, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the British government top donations list at about $1.5 billion apiece More

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Vaccine Alliance's quest for more funds to extend its early childhood vaccine program in developing countries comes as some US parents reject vaccinations More

Pedestrians walk past a sign reading "Ebola disease outbreak" outside the Ministry of Finance in Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 12, 2015.

Official: Liberia Entering Last Lap in Ebola Crisis

Liberia’s Minister for Commerce and Industry, Axel Addy, says 13 of 15 counties now are reporting zero cases of deadly disease for 21 days - its incubation period More

Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures next to his wife Melinda French Gates during the session 'Sustainable Development: A Vision for the Future' in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2015.

India Honors Bill Gates With Civilian Award

Highest civilian honor given to billionaire philanthropist, Microsoft co-founder, and his wife Melinda for their work to improve health in developing countries More


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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.