Half-a-million infected people threaten to spread the potent strand of tuberculosis further
WHO Reports Success in Malaria Efforts, Despite Less Funding
Worldwide, the malaria mortality rate decreased by 45% between 2000 and 2012.
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Bird-Flu Case in Hong Kong
Health officials say the situation is “serious” after a domestic worker was hospitalized in November.
HIV On The Rise Across Europe
AIDS cases up 113% since 2012 in Eastern Europe
U.S. Girl Born With HIV Still Virus-Free
Was administered drugs for 15 months after birth
Polio Reports Stir Outbreak Fear in Syria
Immunization has plummeted because of violence
Saving More Lives: Global Child Mortality Rates Drop
Since 1990, about 90 million young lives have been saved by interventions that improve health and reduce the risk of the most common causes of death among children.
Should You Be Chicken About the New Chicken Flu?
Researchers discovered it before it became a pandemic, but there’s no vaccine for it yet
Why Circumcision Lowers Risk of HIV
Promising trials hinted that circumcision could lower rates of HIV infection, but until now, researchers didn’t fully understand why
How Social Media in China Is Revealing More Cases of Bird Flu
In the wake of emerging H7N9 cases in China, citizens are taking to the country’s social media service, Weibo, to post the latest tallies of individuals infected with the new bird flu strain. The deletion of some of the posts is …
SARS 10 Years Later: Are We Better Prepared for Outbreaks?
SARS raised the worldwide alarm for how vulnerable we are to disease epidemics. Did we learn our lesson?
At the U.N., a Vow to Eradicate Polio by 2015
A final push to eradicate a disease has powerful friends — and a lot of money — behind it
‘Peace Corps for Doctors’: Solving Shortages of Medical Workers Abroad
A U.S. Senator’s daughter launches a nonprofit volunteer program to improve health care both in the developing world and at home