Science & Health

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
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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
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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