May 28, 2010 A leading humanitarian group calls on donor nations to honor commitments to fund HIV/AIDS treatment.
Indoor tanning poses a potent risk of skin cancer.
May 27, 2010 People who tan indoors had a 74 percent higher risk for melanoma than people who did not frequent tanning salons.
May 25, 2010 A new long-term study should ease parents' concerns about giving kids too many vaccines too soon
Lithium button batteries are a growing source of injuries to children.
May 24, 2010 In just a few hours, the current from batteries commonly found in remote controls can cause serious tissue damage in the throat.
The water looks good, but is it safe?
May 21, 2010 Inspectors closed 12 percent of swimming pools after they were found to have violated health codes, says a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Woman holds cellphone close to her ear.
May 18, 2010 A large, international study found cell phone use didn't raise the risk of brain cancer. But some advocacy groups drew different conclusions from the data.
Polio had a resurgence in Nigeria several years ago after some local leaders spread false rumors that the vaccine wasn't safe. Things are getting better, though, last year the incidence in Nigeria dropped by half.
May 14, 2010 The CDC reports that polio has almost disappeared, but a few thousand cases persist worldwide. Because the virus only lives in the human body, it's one public health officials say we should be able to eradicate.
May 11, 2010 In 2008, a little more than 12 percent of children were born before reaching full term. The data show the rate has dropped for the second year in a row.
Smog, here hanging over Las Vegas, is hazardous for your heart.
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May 11, 2010 Researchers have long suggested a link between air pollution and heart disease. Now the American Heart Association says there is enough evidence to say that air pollution can trigger heart attacks and other problems.
An HIV-positive orphan lies in a cot at a hospice in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2005.
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May 10, 2010 The deaths of children younger than 5 has declined steadily, but improvements in maternal health still lag behind public health goals.
A roadside billboard in Nigeria promotes insecticide-treated nets for malaria prevention.
May 6, 2010 Some public health experts are rethinking the reliance on mosquito nets as the answer to the spread of malaria.
April 27, 2010 As a meeting of development ministers convenes in Halifax, it appears Canada may take on an international role the U.S. used to assume: abortion opponent.
April 21, 2010 Insurers — and possibly the state — will renew battles with lawmakers over a new proposal to make health insurance pay for smoking cessation programs.
Health care overhaul grips another nation: Australia.
April 21, 2010 If you didn't get enough health politics from the battle in the U.S., check out what's going on as Australians duke it out over their own version of health overhaul.
Reducing salt intake requires more than cutting out the shaker.
April 20, 2010 A report by independent experts recommends that the Food and Drug Administration regulate and reduce salt in foods, steps the agency seems prepared to take.
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