July 28, 2010 To prevent complications during pregnancy and afterward, women in England are being advised to get their weight under control beforehand.
July 27, 2010 Many of the 20,000 participants at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna fear the global recession will mean less funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. But panelists revealed a number of positive developments that suggest new methods to fight the deadly virus are more promising than ever.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/128800619/128800605" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
July 23, 2010 The heat-resistant but hazardous mineral is still used in many less-developed countries. Business interests help fuel the market.
July 23, 2010 Researchers meeting at the 18th international AIDS conference this week say a new vaginal gel can cut HIV transmission rates in half, if used properly. AIDS experts Anthony Fauci and Kevin Fenton join Ira Flatow to discuss the gel study, and other news from the conference.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/128721744/128721729" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
July 21, 2010 Wider use of medicines against HIV/AIDS could dramatically reduce the infection of babies by their mothers.
Malaria is spread through mosquitoes that have been infiltrated by the Plasmodium parasite.
July 20, 2010 If public health officials know how to prevent malaria, the mosquito-borne pathogen that kills more than a million people each year, why isn't more being done to eradicate the infectious disease? That's the question journalist Sonia Shah decided to answer in her book, The Fever, which examines why malaria continues to spread around the globe.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/128512803/128644977" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
July 20, 2010 Researchers at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna announced that a vaginal gel can reduce a woman's risk of acquiring HIV by half. The study of almost 900 South African women looked at the effectiveness of a gel containing Tenofovir.
July 19, 2010 The United States contributes a big portion of worldwide AIDS funding, yet the Obama Administration is being criticized for not doing more.
July 14, 2010 Over the next few days, Tell Me More will take a closer look at the Obama administration's new drug policy and some of its treatment options.
July 9, 2010 For World Cup attendees, blowing into the vuvuzela or hearing too much of it may be the least of your health concerns.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (left) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy meet at the G8 summit in Huntsville, Ontario.
Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images
June 25, 2010 With the relevance of the Group of Eight in question, the organization's role in health is also looking diminished.
June 23, 2010 A comparison of health care in industrialized countries finds the Netherlands is tops and the U.S. is the worst.
June 22, 2010 Four of the top 10 companies were American, a slight improvement from the rankings compiled in 2008.
June 17, 2010 The Obama administration will soon name countries that would receive additional assistance under his Global Health Initiative. That's where all global health programs come under the same umbrella, and the focus is on helping poor countries provide better health care. AIDS still gets most of the money. But critics complain the noble idea will cut into funding for AIDS treatment.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/127897677/127897689" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
June 16, 2010 Conserving rain forests in the Amazon helps contain mosquitoes that spread malaria.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor