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A man washes his hands at a tap outside the Green Pharmacy at Area 8 in Abuja, Sept. 1, 2014.

Photogallery UN: Food Shortages a Grave Concern in Ebola-hit Nations

Restrictions on movement in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have led to panic buying, food shortages and severe price hikes More

FILE - Kenyan hairdressers attend to clients at a salon in the capital Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya Women Saving Time, Money With Return to Natural Hair

After years of complicated styles being in fashion, many women are embracing a simpler look More

A man, center, walks out of a re-opened store after he shopped for daily goods near West Point slum in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 30, 2014.

WHO: First Ebola Case in Senegal Is 'Top Priority Emergency'

Nigeria confirms its third case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 16, the health minister says on Monday More

Researchers use a non-invasive procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to jumpstart a region of the brain that’s involved in forming memories.

Electric Current May Boost Memory in People with Cognitive Disorders

A mild electrical current through the skull can strengthen communication among brain cells involved in memory More

World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward holds up a document titled "Ebola response roadmap" during a press briefing at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Aug. 28, 2014.

Suspected Ebola Case Found in Sweden

Media reports say a man who recently traveled to 'risk area' for the virus is suffering from a fever and is being treated in an isolation unit in Stockholm More


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Photogallery Ghana Officials to Meet to Prepare Ebola Education Strategy

With more than 10,000 foreign students from West African countries , officials say intent is to ensure all stakeholders are fully prepared to combat deadly disease
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Video West Africa Ebola Vaccine Trials Possible by Early 2015

If planned lab trials are successful, next step would be larger trial in countries where outbreak is taking lives
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US Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Law

He sides with clinics, saying law’s provisions ‘create an impermissible obstacle’; appeal expected
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Scientists: Coffee and Naps - the Best Combination

Experiments suggests that coffee and naps taken together maximize brain’s alertness
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Video Tandem Biking Opens Sport to Blind Bikers

In many US cities and elsewhere around the world two-seaters becoming popular among the blind who are buying the cycles, recruiting sighted partners to guide them
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Scientists Use Mutations to Track Ebola Origins

Researchers say new findings will help create accurate diagnostic tests for Ebola
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Zimbabwe's Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Drop

According to new research, rates have declined by 20 and 36 percent, respectively, since 2009
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Nigerians Threaten to Burn Ebola Units

In areas prone to communal violence, vows to raze Ebola isolation centers rather than let them operate
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VOA Documentary

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.