Archaeologists in London have found 13 skeletons that date back 700 years. Historians say as many as 50,000 people died around the year 1348. Name the phenomenon that spread across Europe and re-shaped the human landscape of London.
Scientists say a girl born with HIV two-and-a-half years ago appears to have been cured. Though the apparent breakthrough is limited to one infant case, the news may give hope to the millions of people living with the HIV virus around the globe.
Cuba has confirmed there's been a cholera outbreak in Havana. The announcement came after days of rumors in the Cuban capital, as doctors checked neighborhoods house by house for potential cholera cases.
People around the world are living longer than they did a few decades ago, but they aren't necessarily healthier. Tobacco and alcohol-related problems are on the rise, as are diabetes, obesity and depression.
In South Africa, there is a great respect and gratitude to the White House. This partly due to a program that helps to get medicine to HIV-AIDS patients. Some say the issue of who occupies the White House is less relevant to the future of their country.
Swine flu, along with AIDS and SARS make up a group of diseases called zoonotic diseases. And such diseases may be on the rise, according to a new book called "Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic."