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FILE - A man drinking coffee.

Scientists: Coffee and Naps - the Best Combination

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Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) health workers prepare at ELWA's isolation camp during the visit of Senior United Nations (U.N.) System Coordinator for Ebola David Nabarro, at the camp in Monrovia Aug. 23, 2014.

Scientists Use Mutations to Track Ebola Origins

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FILE - Zimbabwean women react as they wait to casts their votes at a polling station in Domboshava, about 45 km (28 miles) north of Harare, July 31, 2013.

Zimbabwe's Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Drop

According to new research, rates have declined by 20 and 36 percent, respectively, since 2009 More

Poster providing information on the Ebola virus on the door of the Head of Department of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Aug. 11, 2014.

Nigerians Threaten to Burn Ebola Units

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Ebola Vaccine from GSK Fast-tracked into Clinical Trials

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WHO Fears Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People

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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.