Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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Next Year Could Mark The End Of Polio

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She's a teenager with a cellphone, surfing the Internet. And she's a Syrian refugee who works in the fields up to 14 hours a day. That's the new life of 15-year-old Fatmeh, seen here in the living room area of her family's makeshift shelter. Dalia Khamissy for NPR hide caption

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A Teen Who Fled Syria Had High Hopes For Her Life In Lebanon: #15Girls

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Pauline Cafferkey is now in isolation at the Royal Free Hospital in North London, where she was treated in January for Ebola. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scottish Nurse Who Recovered From Ebola Is Back In Isolation

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World Health Organization Posts Ambitious New Guidelines For HIV Treatment

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3 Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

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U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World

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A newborn in Sierra Leone is treated after delivery by Caesarean section. The country's child mortality rate has dropped from 264 per 1,000 in 1990 to an estimated 120 this year. Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images hide caption

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The crowded streets of Kolkata, India, are only going to get more crowded. Randy Olson/National Geographic hide caption

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11 Billion People By 2100 — And India Will Be More Populous Than China

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Syrian refugees live in makeshift shelters in the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon, just a few miles west of the Syrian border. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Lebanon Evicted Syrians From A Refugee Camp; They Refused To Go

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A baby helps make history. The Kenyan child is receiving the new malaria vaccine — the first ever that can wipe out a parasite — as part of a clinical trial. Karel Prinsloo/AP hide caption

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Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal

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Ioanna Mattke holds Raven, one of six hens that her family owns. The Mattkes have raised Raven since she was a day old. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Chicken Owners Brood Over CDC Advice Not To Kiss, Cuddle Birds

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