How long will you live?

You are probably going to live longer than your parents. A lot of people around the world will because global life expectancy (71 years)...
Health worker administering vaccine (© Olivia Acland/Reuters)

U.S. researchers look for long-lasting Ebola vaccine

U.S. researchers are testing two new Ebola vaccines in a clinical trial, hoping to offer long-lasting immunity against deadly strains of the Ebola virus.

Immunizations are for everybody, everywhere

Vaccination saves 2 million to 3 million lives yearly. Reaching children who don't receive vaccines is the goal for World Immunization Week, April 24–30.

Be afraid. Be very afraid of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Some bacteria have grown stronger than antibiotics, and they kill more than zombies ever will. The White House has a new plan to beat them.
Basketball star Stephen Curry with a family in Tanzaniavideo

Upping their game to fight malaria [video]

Basketball superstar Stephen Curry is teaming up with President Obama to help stop the spread of malaria by donating mosquito nets to countries in Africa.
Young man posing for camera, standing to one side of group of seated students in gymnasium (U.S. Embassy of Guatemala)

Guatemalan communities tackle drugs with U.S. help

Joed Osorio started using illegal drugs when he was just 10 years old. Today he is a “prevention coach” with the San Lucas Community Anti-Drug Coalition.
Person working with dropper in lab (Shutterstock)

New drug offers hope for people with aggressive cancers

A promising new drug, PF-06647020, targets cancers that spread quickly and are notoriously hard to cure, including some breast, ovarian and lung cancers.
Airplanes on runways (AP Images)

3 reasons why the U.S. hasn’t restricted flights to and from...

Despite the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, U.S. officials vow to continue airline flights from West Africa. Learn three reasons why.
Woman in face mask holding package with man behind her with thumbs up (© COVIDsitters)

COVIDsitters help frontline workers

A movement that started in Minnesota is bringing child care and pet-sitting services to health care workers on the frontlines of fighting coronavirus.