Two Americans who contracted Ebola in West Africa have been given a clean bill of health. It's one positive story that has come out of the West African Ebola outbreak, but what role did the experimental drug ZMapp, whose availability has sparked controversy, have on their recovery?
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.
After 10 years of failed treatments, a woman with previously incurable bone marrow cancer is now in remission. That's thanks to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who turned a form of the measles virus into a promising cancer-killing machine
The medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is like fighting a war, and the battle has now reached Nigeria. With huge, tightly-packed cities, the country could be in serious trouble if cases aren't contained.
Doctors in West Africa are having a tough time battling Ebola since they're lacking the most basic supplies — like gloves and masks. Dr. Roseda Marshall, the chair of pediatrics at the University of Liberia's Dogliotti College of Medicine, says the world is wasting time while the epidemic spreads.
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.
What do you do when there are only about 20 practicing surgeons for an entire country? Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do surgery, giving rise to a class of medical workers called tecnicos who do almost all of the country's operations.
Obamacare has been in places for several years now, but many consumers still aren't getting the coverage they're entitled to. A new study found that many health plans aren't providing mandated free services, and others are outright excluding some people from certain guaranteed coverage.
When you don't have enough teachers in a town, state, or country, what do you do? Find and train a person, one expert says, “who’s really committed, and has a sense of caring, a sense of conviction to impart knowledge. If they have certain basic knowledge in terms of the content, I think we can give them the skills to make them" effective teachers.
When Turing Pharmaceuticals jacked up the price of a decades-old drug from $13.50 to $750 a pill, the company sparked a nationwide outcry over the price of medicine. Here is why some generic meds can cost nearly as much as brand-name pills.