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.
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Counting lives saved from AIDS, 15 years after PEPFAR [infographic]

For the first time, the world has the opportunity to control AIDS — an achievement due, in large part, to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
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Doctor who brings health care to remote Liberia wins $1 million

“In our world, illness is universal, but access to care is not,” said Raj Panjabi. He's trying to change that by getting medical care to isolated areas.
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Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.

75 percent of Ebola victims are women

Ebola can infect anyone who does not take the necessary and simple health precautions. Women, however, represent 75 percent of Ebola-related deaths. Why women? Ebola spreads through...

These pills — and a measuring stick — can stop a...

Scientists have long thought that river blindness was too tough to stop. But now, African countries are looking to wipe out the disease entirely.
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Vaccine success: An end for Ebola?

An experimental Ebola vaccine could help prevent the spread of outbreaks like the one that killed thousands in West Africa.
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Meet America’s top public health official

The United States has a new top doctor. Dr. Jerome M. Adams, the new U.S. surgeon general, says a top priority is tackling America's opioid epidemic.
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Why we need vaccines to be healthy [poster]

Vaccines prevent deadly diseases and save millions of lives annually. But everyone must get vaccinated for maximum effectiveness. Download this poster.