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Caleb Hellerman is a reporter, writer and filmmaker who has a fascination with terrifying diseases. He has produced a number of award-winning programs at ABC News and CNN, and was supervising producer of the CNN Medical Unit. He lives in Atlanta where he writes about science and medicine and runs Curiosity Lane, a documentary and online media production company.
Three years ago, the Trump administration laid out a plan to drastically reduce new HIV infections. While cases are on the decline, the effort has faced significant setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Special correspondent Dr. Alok Patel reports in…
Alongside the United Nations General Assembly this week, a push for the fight against infectious diseases. Most countries signed on, but the U.K. is a holdout. As special correspondent Dr. Alok Patel reports, with governments’ budgets tightening, there is concern…
Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis kills nearly half its victims, even when treated with second-line drugs. Patients can beat it, but the road isn’t easy.
Good science aims to discern patterns that are less obvious, and one fascinating idea about Lyme disease is poised to be put to the test.
Researchers say they want better quality, more options in the growing field of clinical marijuana research.
It was mid-morning when Carol Vincent, the owner of a small marketing firm in Victoria, British Columbia, sat down and swallowed a capsule full of pure, synthesized psilocybin. Many people are familiar with the “natural” version, found in so-called magic…
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration gave an important boost to a therapy that uses MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, to treat PTSD, clearing the way for one or more large-scale research studies. Since 2004, more than 100 patients…
In the early stages of infection it’s easy to mistake Ebola for other diseases, and sorting out which patients carry the virus is a delicate and dangerous task. Now, there’s new evidence that a simple test could make that job…
Is the world prepared to fight the next Ebola outbreak? NewsHour provides an update on Ebola vaccine testing in West Africa.
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