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.
The Ebola virus causes a hemorrhagic fever that is usually deadly.
August 23, 2010 An experimental medicine that stops Ebola and Marburg viruses from reproducing was effective in monkey tests. The FDA has given the developer of the medicines the green light to study their safety in humans.
July 28, 2010 To prevent complications during pregnancy and afterward, women in England are being advised to get their weight under control beforehand.
July 23, 2010 The heat-resistant but hazardous mineral is still used in many less-developed countries. Business interests help fuel the market.
July 21, 2010 Wider use of medicines against HIV/AIDS could dramatically reduce the infection of babies by their mothers.
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 9, 2010 For World Cup attendees, blowing into the vuvuzela or hearing too much of it may be the least of your health concerns.
Why don't Tibetans feel lightheaded this high above sea level? It's in the genes.
July 2, 2010 Modern Tibetans carry genes their ancestors didn't that helped them adapt to low levels of oxygen at high altitudes.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (left) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy meet at the G8 summit in Huntsville, Ontario.
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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 16, 2010 Conserving rain forests in the Amazon helps contain mosquitoes that spread malaria.
June 10, 2010 Infectious diseases command lots of attention from aid groups. But chronic conditions, including mental health problems, are overdue for action in the developing world.
Melinda Gates discusses maternal and child health at a womens' health conference in Washington on Monday.
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June 7, 2010 Melinda Gates announced that the foundation would invest in programs promoting maternal and child health, family planning, and nutrition in developing countries.
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