Health

FILE - Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 30, 2014.

Sierra Leone's Chief Ebola Doctor Contracts Virus

Sheik Umar Khan, 39, hailed as a 'national hero' by health ministry More

FILE - A Ghanaian girl waits to sell water in the northern city of Tamale.

World Bank Loan to Subsidize Ghana School Project

Funds will be used to build schools, provide education scholarships students, distribute free sanitary pads to schoolgirls More

FILE - Flowers are laid as tributes to those killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, at the base of a large sign for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, July 20, 2014.

As AIDS Epidemic Matures, Workplaces Adapt

Issue of AIDS in workplace is one of many social issues being discussed at the 20th International Aids Conference in Australia More

The Lancet has published a new series warning an AIDS-free generation is impossible unless the disease is tackled among sex workers.

Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention

The Lancet publishes new series on HIV More

FILE - Two marmots, prairie animals also known as the "tarbagans", meet at the entrance of their lair in Yushu, west China's Qinghai province.

Parts of Chinese City in Quarantine After Plague Death

The plague is a bacterial disease spread by the fleas of wild rodents such as marmots; persons can die within 24 hours after the initial infection More


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