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On Thursday, results from the World Health Organization's two-year trial studying the Ebola virus were published. They indicate that the vaccine is effective -- but it still needs to be approved by regulatory agencies. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Dr. Anthony…
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
Female doctors may on average be better than their male counterparts at treating patients in the hospital, according to a new study published today.
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
A new national campaign rolling out on Wednesday aims to raise awareness of a hidden but devastating complication of aging: loneliness.
With 12 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Miami-Dade County, officials are asking residents to take part in mosquito-prevention efforts, including draining standing water and wearing insect repellent. Gwen Ifill speaks with Alina Hudak, Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County,…
By Bob Tedeschi, STAT
In the poorest communities spanning Appalachia, cancer is often a death sentence. But one woman has launched a number of initiatives to try to help.
By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News
Very young children who endure neglect, abuse and dysfunctional home lives go on to struggle as kindergartners, leaving them at risk for more difficult years as adolescents and adults, a new study finds.
Five years ago, the Centers for Disease Control launched the first federal education campaign against smoking. Today the government says it has helped 400,000 smokers quit for good. In a series of TV ads called "Tips From Former Smokers," Americans…
The 2010 federal health law has a provision that was supposed to make it easier for people on Medicaid to quit smoking. But in a number of states, it’s not, so far, having widespread success.
Greece traditionally has had a low suicide rate, but over five years of austerity, the country has seen an increase in the number of people taking their own lives. And if the crisis gets worse, the number of suicides and…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
A southeastern Indiana county at the epicenter of a drug-related HIV crisis has seen a significant uptick in new cases of the virus since it began a temporary needle exchange program more than two weeks ago.
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