About 2 million children who are malnourished die each year worldwide, according to a United Nations estimate. Yet aid organizations say it's tough to attract attention to the issue of chronic malnutrition in a preventative way -- before it becomes…

Pigeons are seen eating on a street in Hong Kong on January 6, 2012. Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images. Earlier this month, the scientists who altered the H5N1 virus to create a more contagious strain that's transmissible between ferrets,…

Each week the NewsHour's global health unit highlights what's new in the Twitterverse from the world of health and development. [View the story "Global Health Week in Tweets " on Storify]…

There was a lot of news in the world of health and development last week. Check out the NewsHour global health unit's highlights from the Twitterverse. [View the story "Twitter Round Up" on Storify]…

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