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Venezuela: Scarce medical care

The people of Venezuela are suffering from a man-made crisis brought on by the former Maduro regime.
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Working toward beating the flu with a universal vaccine

In a single shot, a universal vaccine could protect patients for their lifetime from multiple existing or future strains of influenza virus.
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First ladies share goals for children, wildlife conservation in Kenya

During her visit to Kenya, first lady Melania Trump visited a home for children separated from their mothers and fed a baby elephant at a rescue facility.
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Guess which part of the world is free of measles

Measles has been eliminated in North, South and Central America after 22 years of vaccination campaigns, says the Pan American Health Organization.
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Is telehealth poised to revolutionize global medical care?

Connecting doctors to patients via mobile devices could be the house call of the future and benefit people living in remote areas.
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Melania Trump pays somber visit to Ghana slave fortress

Melania Trump says she'll never forget her visit to a 17th-century slave-trading fortress in Ghana. She's in Africa visiting four nations.
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Epidemic training helps contain Nipah outbreak

Learn how the U.S. works closely with India to help fight epidemic threats, containing a recent outbreak of Nipah, a virus that has no cure or vaccine.
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How to get better grades for less than $1

The apparent solution to poor education? Give students the textbooks and other school supplies they need. But it wasn’t that simple for Michael Kremer,...
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Can we stop TB by 2050?

On March 24, World Tuberculosis Day, health organizations everywhere call for better diagnosis and treatment of the disease.