Why do so many people in West Africa think the Ebola outbreak sweeping through the region is a hoax?
In 2013, 57 percent of people living with HIV were women. So why has the media frenzy around Truvada, a drug regime that could help prevent infection, excluded them?
Spilled smallpox, missing SARS, and rogue scientists with mutant H1N1. If you’re not scared, you should be.
Twenty years after the end of a genocidal regime, Rwandans are still trying to come to terms with the destruction of their world.
For decades, Minnesota has led the world in developing medical technology. But now red tape at home and competition abroad are threatening its dominance.
Inside Minnesota’s mammoth medtech industry -- and the debate over whether it’s losing its global edge.
Zambia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, yet its health-care system remains desperate. How this landlocked country survives on one doctor for every 23,000 people.
In Central Asia, nations turn on nations and neighbors turn on neighbors -- all for a precious drop to drink.
Teams venturing inland in Brazil may have more to contend with than the opposition
From PTSD to depression, the war in Syria has spawned a massive mental health crisis -- and there are neither the doctors nor the money to stem its crushing effects.
How sprawling megacities -- from Lagos to Mumbai -- might just save the world.
Over the past 25 years, international eradication efforts have wiped out 99 percent of the cases of the deadly virus. So why is the last 1 percent now all of the story?
How hardship makes children grow up faster -- literally.
A deadly SARS-like virus is sweeping the Middle East -- could it go global?
Every week, thousands of people attend a megachurch in Lagos. But they aren’t there for the sermons -- they believe the televangelist pastor can cure them of HIV, cancer, and other terrible diseases.
Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.
From global-health success story to nightmare: How a worldwide effort to eradicate polio went from Jonas Salk to Islamist terrorist.
Post-traumatic stress is a concern for veterans, but it's not the whole story.
Since 1976, Africa has reported over 2,000 cases of Ebola. Lessons were learned -- it's now up to Guinea to remember them.
Fear, faith, and the hunt for child sorcerers in Congo.
Is the Japanese government finally giving up on resettling Fukushima’s radioactive ghost town?
How the Syrian government's use of snipers against its own citizens gives the lie to its talk of fighting terrorism.
A nearly eradicated disease has cropped up everywhere from Jerusalem to Kabul. You can thank Pakistani terrorists for that.
It's become fashionable to argue that foreign aid doesn't make a difference. Here’s why the critics couldn't be more wrong.