Villagers displaced from their homes walk through flood waters on August 24, 2010, near Muzaffargarh in Punjab, Pakistan.
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August 26, 2010 With clean drinking water scarce for millions of people in flood-ravaged parts of Pakistan, the risk of a cholera outbreak is increasing.
August 22, 2010 In Pakistan, the province of Sindh is now bearing the brunt of the floods that the U.N. says are jeopardizing the health of some 3.5 million children. More than 4 million people in the province are homeless and officials warn that the worst may be yet to come.
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August 15, 2010 More than two weeks of monsoon rains in Pakistan have killed 1,600 people, left millions homeless and created a humanitarian crisis. And now, there's a health crisis looming, too. Officials have reported the first case of cholera, which can spread quickly in the flood-ravaged areas where the water has been contaminated. Host Liane Hansen gets the latest on the situation from NPR's Julie McCarthy in southern Punjab.
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The prairie dog plague has led to massive prairie dog deaths, scaring nearby human communities for the last 60 years.
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August 14, 2010 A plague has been stalking prairie dog families for the past 60 years. Researchers say they may finally know how it spreads -- and the answer could help protect human communities.
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August 10, 2010 The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic over. But public health officials said people should remain on guard for the flu's return.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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