Health

FILE - Stephen Harkavy participates in therapy to help him recover from a stroke at the Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains, N.Y., November 2014.

Study: Blood Clot Extraction Improves Outcomes for Stroke Patients

Ninety days after their strokes, a third of patients who had clots removed from a blocked brain artery were functioning independently again More

FILE -  health workers wearing Ebola protective gear remove the body of a man they suspect died from the Ebola virus, at a USAID, American aid Ebola treatment center on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 28, 2014.

Liberia Electoral Body Ready to Administer Election Saturday

National Elections Commission introduces measures to prevent spread of Ebola during polling More

FILE - A bicyclist pedals along main street in Richford, Vermont.

Researchers: Regular Exercise Changes Our DNA and Health

Scientists at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm prove that genes connected with energy, insulin response and muscle inflammation affected with exertion More

Study: Balancing Ability May Reflect Stroke Risk

According to a new study, trouble balancing on one leg for 20 seconds may indicate blood vessel damage in your brain and predict your risk of stroke More

FILE - A mouse brain that was exposed to polluted air shows an enlarged lateral ventricle (right) compared with a mouse whose air was clean and filtered. Enlarged lateral ventricles are associated in humans with autism and schizophrenia. (University of Rochester Medical Center)

Large US Study Links Air Pollution to Autism

Women exposed to highest levels of fine-particulate air pollution late in their pregnancies are two times more likely to give birth to an autistic child More


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Study: Global Population Living Six Years Longer Than in 1990

Advance credited to falling death rates from cancer, heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhea, tuberculosis and malaria
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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.