During a global health reporting trip to Mozambique, Sonia Narang witnessed the challenges women and children face in one of the least developed countries in the world. Thus was born "The Women of Mozambique," a week long Instagram series that illuminates the lives of women through short vignettes.
Across West Africa, there's widespread suspicion about Ebola — even down to whether the disease actually exists. To help spread accurate information, radio stations are playing catchy songs with vital information about the disease.
A year-long investigation by the New York Times shows the huge unmet need for kidney transplants across the world, and how Costa Rica has become a key place for people willing to buy themselves off of massive waiting lists.
More than a dozen Ebola patients in Liberia have gone missing after a mob attacked and looted a Monrovia-area health facility. Now, the Liberian government fears that infected individuals are returning to their communities, where they risk spreading the virus.
As summer ends, people are cramming in that much-needed vacation in increasing numbers. But not everyone is taking them, indeed a quarter of American workers get no paid time off. And that's a problem for our brains.
The US government has been slow to respond to the health threat posed by the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock. But consumer concern about antibiotic resistance is growing, and that's leading some US companies to start changing their ways.
Was it right to give an experimental serum to two people infected with Ebola? Was it right to give it to white Americans and not Africans? Kevin Fitzgerald, who's a medical ethicist at Georgetown University and a Jesuit priest, discusses the circumstances.
Electronic cigarette ads are on TV. New York City is restricting e-smoking in the same way as it restricts tobacco smoking. And government data indicates that 10 percent of high school students have tried e-cigs. Now, researchers are racing to figure out how they will impact public health.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
Births started in homes, moved to hospitals and are now moving back to homes, at least in the developed world. More parents are choosing places that aren't hospitals for giving birth — and that presents new risks and complications.
The Philippines has one of the highest birth rates in Asia. But recently, the government passed a law, over the strenuous objections of the Catholic Church, that paved the way for providing free contraception. Reporter Aurora Almendral speaks with one woman, a grandmother at 33, about how free birth control could change the lives of the country's poorest.
Dengue Fever is one of the biggest killers in tropical countries. It's carried by mosquitoes that have proven tough to eradicate, so now officials in Brazil are trying a new approach: mosquitoes that have been genetically modified.
Scientists and public health officials are increasingly using digital surveillance tools to monitor diseases and plan how to react to outbreaks. The new technology has shortened by half the amount of time it takes for public health officials to determine that an outbreak has occurred.
The World Health Organization has issued some strong advice as part of its global campaign to prevent HIV and AIDS. WHO wants sexually active gay men to take antiretrovirals! Even those who are not HIV-positive should know about the preventive treatment, known as PreEP or "pre exposure prophylaxis."
Parkinson's disease effects millions of people worldwide and includes symptoms like tremors, slow movement, and muscle stiffness. But though the disease is often difficult to detect, a group of researchers are optimistic about the success of developing a test, based on people's voice.
Hung Wei lost her daughter almost nine years ago, to suicide. Sad as it was, Wei has taken the personal loss and turned it into an opportunity for her community, working with local high school students to help them grapple with and understand depression.
The Filipino Catholic Church has long been influential in the country's politics, as well as its morality. But that influence is waning, and perhaps nowhere is that more visible in the end of a decade-long battle to enact legislation providing for free contraceptives to the country's residents.
The ads use kids who are overweight describing the problems they face in an effort to get parents to realize their children are overweight. The ads, which were designed in consultation with a local hospital, have caused critics to label them as just another example of fat-shaming.