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X-ray displaying on TV screen in hospital (© AP Images)

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.
Package falling from drone (Courtesy of Zipline)

Delivering medicines with a phone and a drone [video]

In remote areas, delivering medical devices and supplies is hard. Zipline's drone drops off important materials regardless of weather or road conditions.
People riding their bikes over Portland's Tilikum Crossing bridge (© AP Images)

On this day in May, many commuters will start cycling to...

Grab your bike and leave your car keys at home! Taking part in the annual "Bike to Work Day" not only boosts your health, but also improves the environment.
Young man exhaling vapor and holding an e-cigarette (© AP Images)

U.S. teens will have to put out their e-cigarettes

Using e-cigarettes, otherwise known as vaping, is posing a serious health risk for youth in the U.S. and across the world.
Mother and child sitting in doorway (© AP Images)

Tools to save new mothers’ lives fit in a purse

Zubaida Bai and her husband, Habib Anwar, founded Ayzh, a company producing low-cost maternal health-care products for women who are without many resources.
Group of smiling children with thatched hut and trees in background (USAID)

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.
Women and children standing on a dirt road in a village (USAID/ADRA)

Healthy women make their communities stronger

The ability of women to get good health care for themselves and their children strengthens families and society.

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.

Nigeria stops polio. Now what?

In 2012, Nigeria accounted for half of the world’s cases of polio. Now it hasn’t seen a new case in more than a year. What does this mean for the world?