Women changing the face of medicine

When she graduated from Geneva Medical College in New York on January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States...

Big agriculture, big business versus bad bacteria

Misuse of antibiotics created a monster called antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Better antibiotic use is the answer; everyone will be part of the solution.
Mural showing city with people and red ribbon running through it (© AP Images)

Talking down the HIV/AIDS stigma in sub-Saharan Africa

Overcoming stigma around HIV/AIDS is an essential step toward controlling the epidemic. A doctor from Botswana hosts panels on taboo topics to help.
Woman standing at bus station covering her face with scarf (© AP Images)

Is your air safe to breathe?

Air pollutants take a toll on your health. A new development that provides real-time air-quality data shows how safe the air around you is.
Malnourished, sickly person on bed being tended to by two people (© Alvaro Ybarra Zavala/Getty Images Reportage)

Venezuela: A population suffering dangerous weight loss

The great majority of Venezuelans are unable to afford enough food to live on because of an economy destroyed by the former Maduro regime.

In Cameroon, inventing from the heart

Young African leader Arthur Zang developed CardioPad, a device for health workers in rural areas to transmit cardiac test results via mobile devices.
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U.S.-Mekong partnership reaches milestone [infographic]

Learn how the Lower Mekong Initiative, a multinational partnership among the U.S. and five countries, has improved lives over the past decade.

U.S. marks 15 years of saving lives on World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day. See the latest figures showing the millions of lives saved through the U.S. global AIDS relief initiative called PEPFAR.
Ivan Castro and Karl Hinett finish the Boston Marathon (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Wounded veterans run back-to-back marathons for a cause

Two wounded veterans are running multiple marathons in a week, in Boston and London, to spark conversations about mental health.