Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Sudan about a painful and debilitating parasite called the guinea worm and efforts by health workers and the Carter Center to eradicate it.
With conditions on the ground ripe for a disease outbreak, aid groups in Haiti have launched a campaign to vaccinate more than 100,000 people against measles, diphtheria and tetanus. Emma Murphy of ITN reports.
Developing nations will begin receiving donated H1N1 vaccine Thursday, just as the U.S. shortage is waning and some European nations find themselves with more vaccine than they can handle.
While there may be debate over what's causing global climate change, there are far fewer questions about the effect of a warming planet on human health, reports Ray Suarez.
The American Cancer Society warned Wednesday that premature screening could lead to overtreating or overlooking cancer. Gwen Ifill reports.
Senior correspondent Ray Suarez reports from Tanzania on a community drug distribution system being used to prevent river blindness, one of the conditions considered a "neglected tropical disease" because of its low profile in comparison to HIV, TB or malaria.
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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir expelled many of the country's aid workers after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for him on charges of war crimes. John Holmes of the United Nations gives an update on the humanitarian situation…
Student participants in the 2008 International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition crafted biological "machines," or living organisms, using original combinations of DNA and other organic material to help tackle environmental and health problems. Tom Bearden reports.
By tracing the paths of European settlers in the 16th century, Tony Horwitz tells the history of America's colonization of the new world during an oft-forgotten century. Ray Suarez discusses Horwitz's new book, "A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the…
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