A woman, left, cuts the hair of a fellow tuberculosis patient at a clinic in the township of Khayelitsha, on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, in March.
October 11, 2011 The World Health Organization reports that cases of the disease are declining thanks to several, worldwide efforts. The world isn't out of the clear yet, though.
September 26, 2011 The polio strains isolated from 10 children in China were linked to virus circulating in Pakistan. They're the first confirmed cases of polio identified in China since 1999, according to the World Health Organization.
June 29, 2011 The drug misoprostol can prevent bleeding after birth and save women's lives. And a test in Mozambique shows it can be used safely by traditional birth attendants who deliver babies in homes.
A street scene in New York City on Tuesday (May 31, 2011).
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June 1, 2011 Though researchers have not found a clear link between cellphones and cancer, a new study has again raised the issue. And some researchers advise going hands-free to limit the amount of time a phone is near your ear. Will you follow that advice?
December 14, 2010 Malaria cases have been cut by almost 50 percent in 11 African countries, according to a World Health Organization report documenting eradication efforts since 2008. The report also says the disease was eradicated in Morocco and Turkmenistan.
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