Health

FILE - A child receives a meningitis vaccination at the community center in Al Neem camp for Internally Displaced People in El Daein, East Darfur, Oct. 8, 2012.

Africa Faces Acute Shortage of Meningitis C Vaccines

World Health Organization says Africa is at risk of a large outbreak next year in the 25 countries that constitute Africa’s meningitis belt More

FILE - Nurses wear masks as a precaution against the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) as they take blood donations from officials at Dongdaemun District Office in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 18, 2015.

South Korea PM: MERS Threat Over

The outbreak of MERS infected 186 people and forced more than 16,000 others into quarantine More

FILE - People exercise on stationary bicycles.

Exercise Good for Brain, Even for Those With Alzheimer's

New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide - and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's More

Pupils play during their lunch break at Mariakani Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, July 27, 2015. Mr. Obama announced during his visit to Kenya Sunday that Kenya would be part of PEPFAR's DREAMS project to protect adolescent girls from HIV.  (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

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. More

Christina Walls, left, and Diana Lennon embrace during a candlelight vigil July 24, 2015, to honor victims killed a day earlier in a movie theater in Lafayette, La.

Survivors Recount Movie Theater Shootings

After gunman John Houser’s deadly attack Thursday in Lafayette, Louisiana, tales of tragedy and courage emerge More


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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

Researchers say attention-getting quality of primal sound explains why it's helped us survive, as infants and in our early evolution
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WHO to Test New Malaria Vaccine for Use in Africa

European Medicines Agency issues positive assessment of vaccine called Mosquirix, essentially giving the WHO approval to review product for its use in Africa
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WHO: Unsafe Injections Major Cause of Hepatitis Death

Hepatitis is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause acute and chronic disease
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PrEP Improves Lives of HIV Infected

Pre-exposure prophylaxis sharply reduces infection risk during sex
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India’s Iodine-Carrying, ‘Life Saving’ Bindis Have Critics

It is estimated that more than 71 million Indians suffer from iodine deficiency disorders
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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.