Health

President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sept. 15, 2014.

Video Obama to Detail Robust US Response to Ebola Outbreak

President travels to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta for briefing with health experts leading American efforts to stem outbreak More

A child looks at a man suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus, while holding his hand over his nose,  in a main street and busy part in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. A Western Kentucky University student has developed a way to track the

HRW: Ebola Outbreak Tests Human Rights

NGO says rights protection crucial element in epidemic More

Health workers carry the body of a woman that they suspect died from the Ebola virus, in an area known as Clara Town in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 10, 2014.

Malaysia to Send 20M Latex Gloves to West Africa

Southeast Asian nation, which produces about 60 percent of the world's supply of latex medical gloves, offers them to Ebola-stricken nations More

FILE - Health workers place the body of a man, whom they suspect of dying of the Ebola virus, inside a plastic body bag as a small crowd watches in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 4, 2014.

Photogallery Ebola Has Devastating Impact on Children in Liberia

UNICEF warns the deadly outbreak is threatening to wipe out all of the hard-earned gains for young people in country More

Saud Abu-Dayyeh and lawyers prosecuting Dr. Raslan Fadl for allegedly performing a female circumcision, which is a crime in Egypt, but it no one has ever before been convicted, Aga, Egypt, July 10, 2014.  (Equality Now)

Female Genital Mutilation Trial Sheds Light on Egyptian Practice

FGM has been illegal in Egypt for six years, but activists say most Egyptian girls are still being circumcised, mostly in private clinics More


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WHO: Ebola Fight Needs More Workers

Dr. Margaret Chan reports shortage of medical supplies, personnel as death toll tops 2,400
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Activists Push for Looser Abortion Laws in Senegal

'Secret' abortions are now one of leading causes of maternal death in Senegal
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Experts Recommend Best Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle-cell anemia, as it’s sometimes called - is a genetic condition affecting millions
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Video Water Therapy Helps Patients Make Small Steps

Research suggests water therapy can provide small, but significant, improvements in walking ability of individuals with disabilities
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Researchers Link Vaccine Effectiveness to Gut Bacteria

Finding could have important implications for how vaccines are given
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Photogallery Nigeria Tests S. Africa Woman for Ebola Virus

The woman, who has been in Guinea and Sierra Leone since April, 'has symptoms' of the disease, Lagos doctor says; testing process will likely last a few days
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Study: Blockage on Eye's Chemical Pathway Leads to Glaucoma

World Health Organization lists glaucoma as second leading cause of blindness, behind cataracts
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Gates Foundation Commits $50 Million to Fight Ebola

Foundation says it will immediately give funds to the UN, international aid agencies to buy badly-needed supplies and support emergency operations
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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.