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.
From health care to education, what the United States can learn from poorer countries.
Six events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2014.
Pentecostalism is the world's fastest growing religious movement. But in much of Africa, it's fueling witch-hunts and the spread of HIV/AIDS.
What crocodile-infested rivers and hovercrafts tell us about how people value their own safety.
60 years ago, London was even more polluted than Beijing is today.
How shamed wives, rogue chemists, and crooked doctors move 'Ice' in the Hermit Kingdom.
Lessons in disaster recovery from Bush's underappreciated second-term rebound.
Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.
Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing?
From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?
Polio is back from the brink of extinction -- ravaging the battlefields of Syria and spreading across the Middle East.
India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.