Science & Health

An elderly Indian woman seeks alms as youth wearing pollution masks walk through a shopping area in New Delhi, India, Nov. 14, 2019.
Pollution Levels Breached the Severe Category this Winter
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Sat, 12/14/2019 - 05:29
FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the…
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a second drug to treat muscular dystrophy, the debilitating disease that causes loss of movement and early death
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Fri, 12/13/2019 - 18:07
People shout slogans during a march organized by the Fridays for Future international movement of school students outside of…
The coalition of governments, indigenous people, green groups and others announced a plan to protect 10 million hectares of forests and degraded land inside those forests — an area roughly the size of Guatemala — by 2030
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Fri, 12/13/2019 - 17:37
DRC, WHO Roll Out Measles Immunization Campaign Amid Unrest
Officials say there are a quarter million suspected measles cases in the country and all provinces have been affected
FILE PHOTO: A health worker fills a syringe with Ebola vaccine before injecting it to a patient, in Goma, Democratic Republic…
Gains made in tackling the Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being threatened by ongoing insecurity in the region
Lisa Schlein
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:35
Marine biologist Lara Muaves helps Mozambican communities adopt sustainable fishing practices. (L. Bryant/VOA)
Worldwide, youth are leading the push against what many consider a climate crisis. That's also happening in Africa, on the frontlines of climate change
Lisa Bryant
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:44
Girls attend school in Ethiopia. (Photo: Courtesy of Joni Kabana with Dignity Period)
Freweini Mebrahtu was named 2019 CNN Hero of the Year. She produces a patented, reusable menstrual pad for girls in her native Ethiopia
Salem Solomon
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 02:20