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.
The overuse of antibiotics in livestock may contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans, which some scientists think may cause a public health disaster. But courts have ruled against mandatory rules limiting antibiotics in animals, and other researchers say that's just fine.