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.

This simple act can help protect you against Ebola

Washing your hands can help protect you from catching Ebola. That's because the virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids (sweat, vomit, diarrhea, urine,...
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U.S., Europe tackle health challenges together, with technology

New initiatives are bringing health-care professionals together to determine which data points are vital for overseas care while protecting patient privacy.

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)...

Ebola cases decline, but the job is not yet done

Working together, West African scientists and health care workers, and their colleagues from the United States and other countries, have reduced the number of...
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U.S. progressing toward Zika vaccine

An experimental vaccine from the National Institutes of Health to protect against the Zika virus is showing promising results.
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Joining forces to combat the deadly duo of HIV and TB

Two research organizations in South Africa are joining forces to form a new institute to combat the HIV and tuberculosis co-infection epidemic.
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Tillerson: ‘Disease detectives’ stop outbreaks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson credits "disease detectives" for tracking and preventing the spread of infectious diseases around the world.
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These fish hold clues to human eyesight … and other...

April 7 is World Health Day. Find out how spinach leaves and zebrafish may soon help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.