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In health care, Goliaths look to startups for ideas

Pharmaceutical companies invest in startups in the search for new drugs because, according to an industry expert, “None of us is as smart as all of us.”
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Here’s what you can do on World AIDS Day, December 1

Around the world, 36.7 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. A worldwide goal is to end AIDS by 2030. Learn how you can help on World AIDS Day.
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Mom told you to wash your hands. She was right.

It’s one of the first things mothers teach children: Wash your hands with soap and water. But most of us are not doing it right, according to experts.
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Malaria initiative closes in on a child killer

The President's Malaria Initiative has spared millions of people from the suffering of the mosquito-borne disease. The goal now? Save millions more.
Four winners of 2016 World Food Prize (World Food Prize Foundation)

African scientists, U.S. economists share 2016 World Food Prize

This year's winners have worked to treat vitamin and mineral deficiencies by developing fortified crops and convincing people to plant and eat them.
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The virtual medic will text you now

A virtual medic can now use mobile communications to bring health care and diagnostic tools to residents of poor and remote areas.
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Apple turns (Red) for World AIDS Day

Apple Corporation is marking World AIDS Day by giving more than 400 of its stores a makeover in red and raising money to fight AIDS in Africa.

Liberia claims ‘monumental’ win over Ebola

Liberia's Ebola outbreak is over, the World Health Organization declares, more than 45 days after the last known Ebola transmission in Liberia.
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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.