Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called alcoholism a "national disaster" -- the challenges to staying sober in Russia.
Doctors have found a way to get kids outside and exercising more: Write a prescription for a walk in the woods.
By 2020, the Chinese government wants to extend health care to all of its 1.3 billion citizens. The job won't be easy.
In South Africa, the government puts limits on life-sustaining kidney dialysis and doctors are tasked with deciding who lives and who dies. This is the story of two patients -- and the committee that determined their fates.
With easily preventable illnesses killing thousands of children every day, discarded hotel soaps can make the difference between health and deadly illness.
Public health officials struggle to understand epidemics like the cholera outbreak in Haiti, including the social forces behind them.
The award-winning venture, Sustainable Health Enterprises (S.H.E.), is trying to help women throughout the world by making sanitary pads cheaper.
The acai fruit from the Amazon is billed as a miracle food that can cure cancer and help people lose weight. Brazilians know better.
British scientist Robert Edwards won a Nobel Prize for helping develop in-vitro fertilization. Now, scientists are bringing the technology to the developing world.
Smallpox was eradicated from the earth 30 years ago. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation reflects on what we've learned.