For the first time in history, the complications of preterm birth outrank all other causes as the world's number one killer of young children.
India's new government has launched a drive to promote the country's ancient therapies as it seeks to cash in on the multi-billion dollar global market for holistic medicine.
The World Health Organization said Friday it had confirmed unrelated cases of polio in South Sudan and in Madagascar, blaming low vaccination coverage.
Two people who died after exposure to the body of a Muslim cleric killed by Ebola in Mali were "highly suspected" of having contracted the virus, a government official said Friday.
The World Health Organization said Friday that 5,177 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 14,413 cases of infection, since late December 2013.
Canada is starting trials of its experimental Ebola vaccine on a small group of people in the Atlantic port city of Halifax, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced Friday.
The World Health Organization warned on Friday that the Ebola epidemic was far from beaten as Liberians celebrated the end of the country's state of emergency.
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British scientists in Sierra Leone say they have cut the delay for Ebola test results from nine days to two, hailing a significant gain in fighting the outbreak.
Only a handful of drugs could potentially be tested on humans in the search for an Ebola cure, with even fewer sites equipped to host such trials, the World Health Organization said Friday.
The World Health Organization confirmed on Thursday that Uganda was free of the Ebola-like Marburg virus after completing a 42-day surveillance period with no new cases.
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A top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in ...
Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders said on Thursday it would begin unprecedented trials on patients in west Africa to test Ebola drugs and the use of survivors' blood as therapy.
In a town called Hastings in western Sierra Leone a battle every bit as deadly as the Norman Conquest is being fought every day—against the Ebola virus.