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Researchers use a non-invasive procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to jumpstart a region of the brain that’s involved in forming memories.

Electric Current May Boost Memory in People with Cognitive Disorders

A mild electrical current through the skull can strengthen communication among brain cells involved in memory More

World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward holds up a document titled "Ebola response roadmap" during a press briefing at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Aug. 28, 2014.

Suspected Ebola Case Found in Sweden

Media reports say a man who recently traveled to 'risk area' for the virus is suffering from a fever and is being treated in an isolation unit in Stockholm More

A health worker, wearing a protective suit, disinfects a house during an Ebola prevention drill at the port in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 29, 2014.

Photogallery Ghana Officials to Meet to Prepare Ebola Education Strategy

With more than 10,000 foreign students from West African countries , officials say intent is to ensure all stakeholders are fully prepared to combat deadly disease More

VIDEO: A U.S. health agency is speeding up clinical trials of a possible vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus that so far has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa. If successful, the next step would be a larger trial in countries where the outbreak is occurring. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.

Video West Africa Ebola Vaccine Trials Possible by Early 2015

If planned lab trials are successful, next step would be larger trial in countries where outbreak is taking lives More

FILE - A federal judge ruled against a law that would have closed Texas abortion facilities such as the Hilltop Women’s Reproductive Clinic in El Paso.

US Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Law

He sides with clinics, saying law’s provisions ‘create an impermissible obstacle’; appeal expected More


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Riots over rumors that health workers had infected people with deadly Ebola virus, Red Cross official and residents said Friday
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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.