May 28, 2010 A leading humanitarian group calls on donor nations to honor commitments to fund HIV/AIDS treatment.
Aminat Makebo (left) grieves the death of her granddaughter at a medical center run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in Kuyera, Ethiopia, Sept. 2008.
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May 24, 2010 A new study shows that there are 10 percent fewer kids dying worldwide before the age of five than previously thought. The findings contradict recent UNICEF estimates.
Mosquitoes like this one, called Aedes aegypti, transmit the virus that causes dengue fever.
May 20, 2010 An outbreak in Key West, Fla., underscores the growing threat of dengue fever in the U.S.
May 18, 2010 Immigrants and the poor in some parts of the U.S. are at risk for diseases more common in the developing world.
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.
April 29, 2010 Although Canada came out recently against abortion funding for developing countries, a government official suggests the door is open for other developed nations to follow their own course on aid for maternal and child health, including supporting ...
An outbreak of polio in Tajikistan has public health workers scrambling.
April 26, 2010 The World Health Organization says Tajikistan, a Central Asian nation which shares its southern border with Afghanistan, recently reported 120 cases of acute flaccid paralysis, probably caused by polio.
Smoke and steam rises from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland.
April 15, 2010 Ash from the volcanic eruption in Iceland appears to present minimal risk for people. Officials in Iceland told farmers there to keep their livestock indoors.
April 14, 2010 Researchers found that a dozen tourists picked up schistosomiasis while kayaking the Upper Nile in Uganda. Staying in white water is no guarantee you won't be infected by the parasite.
March 10, 2010 Before Limbaugh books a trip down south, he might take a closer look at the health system in the Central American country. Government funding dominates it.
November 4, 2009 If you're interested in bluetongue disease, chikungunya fever or swine flu, check out ProMED.
August 5, 2009 Experts differ on whether dirty money leads to dirty kidneys in any financial exchange over transplanted organs.
June 11, 2009 WHO's likely declaration of a swine flu pandemic today feels a bit anticlimactic, since we've been warned for weeks.
May 29, 2009 Wheelchair tai chi helps disabled Americans, both the jocks and the non-jocks.
May 22, 2009 WHO will not declare that swine flu, or H1N1, has reached pandemic proportions. But it's leaving open the question for now of whether it will change its own definition of exactly what would trigger a pandemic.
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