Around the world, health experts are struggling to contain many deadly diseases. Scientists have tools to fight many of these diseases, but to be successful, they need cooperation.
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When Jason Esterhuizen was 23, an accident left him blind. Now, eight years later, special glasses and a device inside his brain are allowing him to make out some details of the world around him.
National Park Week ends tomorrow with National ParkRx Day. Doctors and other health care workers are joining with parks in the US, and encouraging people to get out and enjoy nature. They believe it's as good as medicine.
Violence and natural disasters are making it harder to deal with serious diseases in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique, putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk.
Measles cases are on the rise in the US, with nearly 80 cases reported in January. The governor of Washington state says the measles outbreak there is an emergency.
Scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia may have discovered a new test for cancer. If it works, their discovery could allow doctors to test for cancer more quickly and perhaps find cancers earlier.
Six doctors have gone through an unusual experiment to answer a question often asked by parents of young children: how long does it take a small plastic toy to pass through the body?
After someone hurts their backbone, they are often unable to walk. Now, scientists have used electrical signals to help people with spine damage begin to take steps again.
On Sunday, India began the world's largest government health care plan. The plan, which some are calling "Modicare", will bring free health care to 500 million people.
Measles is a deadly disease that doctors and scientists know how to control. But now, many kids are missing important shots, and thousands of people are getting sick.