Health

This is an artist's rendering of the antibody 2D22 neutralizing the dengue virus serotype 2. (Credit: Guntur Fibriansah / Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore)

Researchers Edge Closer to Cure for Dengue Fever

Scientists find protein that zaps one of the four types of the fever, a discovery that could lead to drug that would treat them all More

VIDEO: Liberians are worried by at least three new cases of Ebola that have emerged since their country had been declared free of the disease. Mariama Diallo reports from Dakar.

Liberia Traces Contacts in 3rd New Ebola Case

Calling disease's resurgence 'disturbing,' President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she remains 'very confident' authorities can contain outbreak More

New US Report Has Recommendations to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

Video New Recommendations to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

Recommendations include more training so ordinary citizens can deliver CPR and use automated external defibrillator to get the heart started again More

A screen grab shows six citizen responders were nearby when PulsePoint was activated after a person collapsed at a shelter in Spokane, Washington, in June. (Courtesy of Spokane Fire Department)

Smartphone App Alerts Trained Bystanders to Cardiac Emergencies

Idea behind PulsePoint is to get trained individuals to start potentially life-saving CPR procedure while medics are still on the way More

FILE - A miniature packet of laundry detergent is seen in a May 24, 2012, photo.

Study: Cancer May Be Caused by Mixture of 'Harmless' Chemicals

Conclusion is result of two-year study by high profile task force of scientists investigating cancer-causing potential of chemical mixtures More


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Still, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she is confident that health authorities will be able to isolate and contain latest cases
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Scientists, in research using mice, are able to retrace fateful addition of a gene that then mutated centuries ago
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UNICEF: Millions of Yemeni Children Face Disease, Malnutrition

UN Children's Fund says continued fighting, dysfunctional health centers and power interruptions putting lives of Yemeni children at risk
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WHO Declares Cuba First Country to End Mother-to-child HIV Transmission

In 2013, only two children in Cuba were born with HIV and five with syphilis, according to World Health Organization statement
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Ebola Returns to Liberia

Liberian health minister tells VOA teenager died June 24 and was given safe burial the next day
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Study: 10th-grade Education Cuts HIV Risk

Risk of infection overall fell more than eight percentage points, from 25.5 percent to 17.4 percent, Botswana case study shows
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South Korea Reports One New MERS Case

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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.