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Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS July 19, 2016

Deaths continue 10-year decline, but new infections on the rise in many countries, especially in Africa

Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children June 30, 2016

Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

Hard Lessons Learned From the Ebola Fight January 06, 2016

West Africa epidemic showed women survived more, and an anti-malaria drug worked well, scientists report

Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic July 01, 2015

Boost in available calories comes largely from ultra-processed, inexpensive foods, expert says

Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk June 24, 2015

Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds

Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: Study April 24, 2015

Overwhelmed systems caused deadly disruptions in health care, experts say

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds March 25, 2015

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

Ebola Donations Slow to Reach West Africa February 04, 2015

Just 40 percent of pledged aid has been received by hardest hit countries, report says

WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa October 17, 2014

Incompetent staff blamed in internal memo from U.N. health agency, news service reports

Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study February 28, 2014

Missing hand sanitizer, gaps in staff training may jeopardize efforts to stem spread of infection, researchers say

1 in 14 Women Worldwide Has Been Sexually Assaulted: Study February 12, 2014

International research on non-partner sexual violence finds it varies by region but still is a global problem

Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought November 26, 2013

Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide

China Bird Flu Appears to Have Spread From Person to Person August 07, 2013

Single reported case does not mean pandemic is likely, although vigilance is needed, experts say

Anti-Smoking Policies Will Prevent 7 Million Deaths Worldwide by 2050: Study July 01, 2013

With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says

Simple Mutations Could Make Flu Viruses More Deadly: Studies June 06, 2013

But strains scientists conjure up in the lab are unlikely to occur in nature, one expert says

Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study April 30, 2013

Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say

Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study March 20, 2013

Current tracking system needs to take this into account, use other strategies, researchers say

Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study February 25, 2013

Missouri survey found operators often misrepresent indoor tanning as safe, even healthy

Smog May Boost Death Risk for Heart Attack Survivors February 20, 2013

British study followed 150,000 patients after discharge from hospital

Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study February 19, 2013

But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

Banning Vaccine Preservative Would Hurt Kids in Poor Nations: Experts December 17, 2012

Pediatricians, others oppose U.N. proposal

Anti-HIV Drugs May Curb Transmission to Uninfected Partner: Study December 03, 2012

But protective effect faded after a year in large study of 'serodiscordant' partners

Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season October 26, 2012

No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says

Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study June 26, 2012

Scientists now estimate 2009 toll was 15 times higher, with majority of fatalities in Africa and southeast Asia

Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide April 24, 2012

But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

Better Safeguards Needed for Imported Food, Drugs: Report April 04, 2012

U.S. needs to bolster safety systems in developing countries, prevent fraud, Institute of Medicine says

Drug Reduces Complications in Surgical Abortions: Study March 07, 2012

But misoprostol does have side effects, large study found

'Bird' Flu May Be More Common in Humans, But Less Deadly February 23, 2012

Millions may have had virus without noticing it, researchers find