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180 Countries Adopt Landmark Public Health Decisions on Tobacco

The World Health Organization's global tobacco treaty negotiations ended with several amendments that will help protect public health care policies.

Sri Lanka Has Been Declared Malaria-Free

Deadly diseases: look out! More and more innovative treatments are on the way to cure the world of debilitating illness.

Study Says We May Already Have The Cure For Zika

The media has been abuzz about Zika spreading outside of South America, but this team of researchers found FDA-approved drugs that could combat the virus.

Athlete Overcomes Depression and Brings Home Olympic Silver for Home Crowd in Brazil

The champion is back! Brazilian gymnast Diego Hypólito amazed the nation during the 2016 Rio Olympic games and finally beat his greatest enemy: depression. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle =...

Researchers Develop ‘Holy Grail’ Eye Drop to Prevent, Treat Cataracts Without Surgery

For millions of people whose vision is clouded by cataracts, surgery has been the only option. Soon, they may be able to treat–and even...

Russian Suicide Rates Finally Down to Levels of a Half Century Ago

After 14 straight years of declines, the number of suicides in Russia has now fallen to its lowest point in more than half a...

Six Million Lives Saved: Malaria Cases in Africa Cut in Half

Concerted efforts across Africa have prevented nearly 700 million cases of malaria on the continent in the past 15 years. Of those, the World Health...

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Approved – and it Will Be Not-for-Profit

The world's first malaria vaccine has been given approval by a European medical agency for future use in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than a...
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It’s Official: Liberia Is Ebola-Free

Ebola has finally left Liberia. The World Health Organization has officially announced that the last case of Ebola has been cleared out of the country. The...

Disease That Causes Birth Defects Eliminated From Western Hemisphere

A disease that can cause birth defects, including blindness, deafness, and congenital heart defects, has been wiped out in the Americas. After more than 250...

Massive World Response Cuts Ebola Cases to Just Five In Liberia

Liberia is dealing with just five remaining cases of Ebola, the United Nations World Health Organization announced on Saturday -- the clearest sign yet...

Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free; ‘Spectacular Success’

Nigeria is now free of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization officially declared on Monday. The most populous country in Africa reported 20 cases...

The Guinean City That Overcame Ebola

Elsewhere in Guinea the Ebola virus continues to spread, but in Telimele, a town of 300,000 located 160 miles (270 km) north of the...

Humanitarian Day: Congrats to the Heroes That Care for World’s Vulnerable

August 19 marks the 11th annual World Humanitarian Day. The day honors people like UN humanitarian veteran Sergio Vieira de Mello, who lost his...
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India and Southeast Asia Are Now Officially Polio-Free

Older Americans remember when, in the 1940s and 50's, polio crippled about 35,000 people each year. After Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine, the...

Measle Deaths Down 78 Percent

Deaths from measles have dropped 78 percent since 2000 as global vaccination campaigns curb outbreaks of the pneumonia-causing disease, according to the World Health...
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Can a Camp Stove (That Charges iPhones) Save Millions of Lives?

The company that created a camp stove that can also charge your iPhone says its new BioLite stove for homes, aimed at developing countries,...
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China Gives the World a Cheap Vaccine for a Child-killing Disease

An announcement this week confirmed China as a world leader in creating life-saving, inexpensive vaccines for the world. A Chinese manufacturer earned the World...
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Family Dinners Nourish Teens’ Happiness: Study

Regular family suppers contribute to good mental health in adolescents, according to a study co-authored by McGill University professor Frank Elgar. Despite the fact...
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Bill Gates Funds Futuristic Toilets: No Piped Water, Sewer or Electricity Needed

Poop in, clean water out. Bill Gates has invested more than three million dollars on behalf of the 2.6 billion people around the world...