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Is your tummy ache part of a global health problem?

Tainted vegetables used to be a local problem. But small problems can be big emergencies in globalized markets. Think food safety on World Health Day.

Detective work can stop Ebola in its tracks

The greatest challenge to isolating and treating everyone with Ebola by the end of the year? Tracking them down, says Bruce Aylward, an emergencies...

Another reason your Mom was right about that healthy breakfast…on this...

If you want to avoid diabetes, it’s a good idea to start by eating a healthy breakfast. That’s the message for World Diabetes Day 2014.
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Is an Ebola vaccine within reach?

Although Ebola has no known cure, scientists and pharmaceutical companies around the world are working hard to develop a vaccine against the virus.
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3 reasons why the U.S. hasn’t restricted flights to and from...

Despite the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, U.S. officials vow to continue airline flights from West Africa. Learn three reasons why.