Health & Medicine

These stories range from personal to public health, from medical research to the practices and business of health care

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We still don't know for sure how Ebola reached humans

Scientists are still trying to figure out when and how the Ebola virus first emerged in humans. Many believe that fruit bats are the so-called “reservoir hosts,” but that remains to be definitively proven. Science writer David Quammen ventured deep into the forest of central Africa to try to find out for his latest book “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus.”

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Tales from the front

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Air Force Critical Care Nurse Capt. Christine Collins. Collins serves at a US military hospital at Bagram air base in Afghanistan. Collins talks about caring for a severely burned Afghan girl named Razia.

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Britain's health care system

The World's Laura Lynch reports on Britain's National Health Service, which is often dragged into the US debate over health care reform. Critics in the United States call the system inefficient, but many Britons defend the NHS.

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Foreign models for US health care

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with journalist T.R. Reid about his new book, �The Healing of America � A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.� It explores health care systems in other countries and what the United States could learn.

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Global Hit

The world of African music is still honoring a man who died 20 years ago this week. Francois Luambo Makiadi � or Franco � the King of Congolese rumba. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Afropop Worldwide's Banning Eyre.

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Doctors without Borders in Somalia

News of piracy often overshadows another story of Somalia: the suffering of ordinary Somalis. MSF nurse Javier Roldan started photographing the Somalis who came to the hospital in Jamaame. The result is a rare glimpse into the life of ordinary Somalis.

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HIV positive soldiers

South Africa's military is now allowing HIV positive soldiers to be promoted and to serve in foreign deployments. In the U.S., those already in the military who test positive can continue to serve. From PRI's 'The World.'

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Haiti devastation emerges

The extent of the devastation from the quake in Haiti is emerging. The 7.0-magnitude quake is Haiti's worst in two centuries. Up to three million people have been affected. Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, disaster coordinator for The Salvation Army.