By Tara Culp-Ressler on March 11, 2014
In many parts of the world, pregnancy and childbirth are the single greatest risks to a woman's health. These simple solutions seek to change that.
By Sy Mukherjee on March 6, 2014
A second baby born with HIV seems to be free of the virus after aggressive and early treatment. Now, researchers plan to use the technique in a clinical trial.
By Hayes Brown on February 19, 2014
Polio is on the brink of eradication. But violence in these four states is hampering efforts to end the scourge once and for all.
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By Sy Mukherjee on February 13, 2014
"Global health security is a shared responsibility; no one country can achieve it alone,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on February 13, 2014
800 women die in childbirth every single day, according to a new report from the United Nations.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on February 6, 2014
The number of annual cancer diagnoses are projected to jump by 70 percent over the next two decades.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on January 31, 2014
Advances in vaccines have virtually eradicated over a dozen once-common diseases in the U.S. -- but this type of progress is only possible if people actually get their shots.
By Sy Mukherjee on January 16, 2014
In a major advance for global health, we've almost eliminated Guinea worm infections.
By Sy Mukherjee on January 13, 2014
On Monday, India celebrated its third consecutive year without a reported polio case -- a major achievement for a mass immunization campaign that has saved millions of lives.
By Sy Mukherjee on January 8, 2014
"Despite the success of tobacco control efforts in reducing premature deaths in the United States, smoking remains a significant public health problem," wrote researchers in a new study.