Science & Health

United Nations report says world faces irreversible change to life support functions if humanity does not change its ways
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Thu, 06/07/2012 - 15:53
Linord Moudou, VOA English-to-Africa, Writer and Show Host for the Radio Program "Health Chat" and Health TV Segments on "In Focus"
This photo gallery contains images of VOA Health Reporters & Show Hosts who are all part of the VOA Africa Health Network.
Indonesian patients listen to a doctor during a medical consultation about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) at a clinic in Denpasar on the resort island of Bali on December 10, 2010 (file photo).
WHO is calling for greater vigilance on correct use of antibiotics, more research into alternative treatment options
Lisa Schlein
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 12:41
Tobacco kills about six million people each year throughout the world.
Virtually all experts on tobacco use recognize it as single most preventable cause of death worldwide
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Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:12
An AntiGravity Yoga class in Los Angeles (VOA - E. Lee).
Exercise allows people to fly, hang upside down, stretch, strengthen bodies
Elizabeth Lee, of VOA's Los Angeles Bureau
Tue, 06/05/2012 - 20:16
In the past, Alzheimer's could be diagnosed only by doing an autopsy after the patient died. Today's new methods now can provide evidence while the patient is still alive.
Today's new methods now can provide evidence of Alzheimer's disease while the patient is still alive.
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Tue, 06/05/2012 - 07:09
Marula nuts used to make cosmetics in Swaziland
Oil from marula nut kernel is used to make cosmetics
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Mon, 06/04/2012 - 15:29
Traders who spoke to Blueprint use scented handkerchief to cover their noses, Maiduguri, Nigeria, June 4, 2012. VOA / Kareem Ogori
Overcrowded morgues create a smell that's unbearable for area traders, customers
Heather Murdock
Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:28
Internally displaced children suffering from cholera sleep inside a ward at Banadir hospital in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, August 2011. (file photo)
First such intervention in Africa vaccinated more than 100,000 people, though group stresses proper sanitation, clean water are key
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 18:05
Breast, Cervical Cancer on the Rise
One expert says an aggressive global strategy is needed.
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:51
World No Tobacco Day Proven Successful
On earlier anniversaries, public health officials couldn't tell if program helping people stop smoking, but that's changed
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:52
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Global Health Conference at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway, Friday June 1, 2012.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledges $75 million in U.S. support
Scott Stearns
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:38
New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, center, accompanied by Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs and Howard Wolfson, Counselor for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, addresses a news conference at City Hall, May 31, 2012.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest proposal would ban sugary drinks over 450 grams in NY restaurants, movie theaters
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 07:25
Damon Brown sits with his wife, Bethany, as they hold their sons Theo, 3, left, and Julian, 5, at their home in Seattle. Damon Brown found a kidney on Facebook after telling his story on a special page the Seattle dad created under the name, “Damon K
In the United States alone, there are an estimated 114,000 people waiting for an organ transplant
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 06:38
A resident of Kamuli district in eastern Uganda, displays her foot, infested by jiggers. (File Photo)
Ahadi Trust Kenya provides treatment for jigger-infested people and aims to reduce its stigma
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Thu, 05/31/2012 - 14:00