Gonorrhea may soon become untreatable, due in large part to the misuse of the antibiotics currently used against the sexually transmitted disease, the World Health Organization warned Thursday. Not only are the cheaper, first-line medications for gonorrhea becoming less…

The number of women dying from childbirth has dropped dramatically -- by about 35 percent -- around the world since 1980, according to a new study released Monday by the Lancet. Maternal deaths fell from more than 526,000 in…

Apr 07

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Poverty rarely gets more degrading than when people are forced to drink from the same muddy ponds as livestock and wild animals. Yet this was a common scene on my most recent visit to Southern Sudan and rural Ethiopia.

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Washington, D.C., resident Bob Hoff has been HIV positive for more than 25 years, but has no detectable viral load and has never had to take medication. Over the years he has seen many friends die of AIDS, but his…

Apr 01

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Maybe you're old enough to remember when people first began dying of a disease that caused a catastrophic breakdown in the body's ability to fight disease. Young people were being killed off by infections the body normally kept in check…

During Oscar Ccencho Huamani's three-year battle with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, he was forced to quit his job because he was too weak to work. Like so many other recovered TB patients living in Peru, he needed an income desperately to…

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