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By Michael Ollove, Stateline
In India, aborting a fetus based on its sex is illegal, but the practice is common due to a societal preference for boys.
By Talea Miller
Special correspondent Saima Mohsin reports from Pakistan, where pregnant women and infants who survived the floods often lack sufficient nutrition and access to health care.
Healthy pregnant women had a good immune response after one dose of the H1N1 vaccine, but young children should get two doses for optimal protection, according to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases trial results released Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control's advisory committee on immunization met Wednesday in an emergency session to set priorities for who should receive the H1N1 influenza vaccine now in development.
South Africa's new health minister is promoting testing, treatment and frank dialogue about HIV. But many challenges lie ahead in managing the epidemic, as Ray Suarez reports in the first of his three-part series of reports from South Africa.
Since the 1980s, Uganda has been combatting the spread of AIDS and encouraging community support groups to help fight further developments.
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