The year-old outbreak has now reached Goma, a heavily populated city near the border with Rwanda. The W.H.O. will ask experts again to decide whether to issue a declaration that could increase funding to fight the disease spread.
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Calorie restriction led to weight loss, lower cholesterol and less inflammation. Whether it extends life span and wards off disease long-term remains unproven.
False rumors that children are fainting or dying have led parents to turn away vaccinators, threatening the campaign to eradicate the disease.
As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured.
Lenses that transition in sunlight to become sunglasses help protect eyes from dust, bugs, drying breezes and, most important of all, the damaging effects of ultraviolet light.
Experts say other steps should include seeking shade, avoiding the most intense hours of sun exposure and wearing hats and clothing to protect the skin.
A brain-invading parasite has made nearly 100 people sick in Hawaii in the last decade. How worried should health officials be?
The White House abandoned a plan to drop hidden rebates paid by drug companies to benefit managers, and lost a court case over requiring transparency in drug companies’ TV ads.
The administration set ambitious goals to move people out of traditional dialysis and to encourage organ donations.
Two months after a study linked the series to an increase in suicide rates, Netflix removed a graphic scene.
Safa and Marwa Ullah, who were born in Pakistan, were separated in a 50-hour series of operations at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Secret shoppers pretend to be sick to help make hospitals safer for everyone else.
How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.
Michael L. Johnson, a gay athlete convicted of not disclosing his H.I.V. status to sexual partners, was released 25 years early and has become a galvanizing force to overhaul laws.
U.T.I.s are one of the world’s most common infections but many of the drugs used to treat them have become less effective as resistance to antibiotics grows.
How pets have changed the lives of people living with anxiety, pain or grief.
Watching the soccer championship was the first time I’ve felt women were being recognized as the incredible athletes that they can be.
Dr. Favaloro, a leader in heart-bypass surgery and a revered figure in Argentina, died in 2000.
Menstrual products are subject to sales taxes in 35 states, and lawmakers’ efforts to exempt them have foundered. Now supporters of ‘menstrual equity’ are considering legal action.
If only we had been under the covers like normal parents.
Concerned about what happens when people fall and can’t reach a telephone to call an ambulance, Mr. Dibner, a psychologist, developed a system to help.
Dr. Shapiro’s technique for dealing with trauma was initially met with some skepticism. But it has attracted devotees worldwide.
When pregnancies last for 40 weeks or longer, there is an increase in the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death.
A growing number of theme parks, hotels and special attractions are introducing autism training and sensory guides.
A psychiatrist with incurable cancer wonders whether his own sessions in therapy will die with him.
Narrate what’s happening. Repeat back what your kids say to you. Try to be neutral.
Those who drank the most sugar-sweetened drinks and fruit juices had higher rates of cancer, including breast cancer.
If you, like thousands of others, live with a visible or invisible disability, here’s what you need to know if you want to tell your employer.
The Disney Channel star’s family released a statement confirming his medical condition, which led to a fatal seizure over the weekend. In the U.S., about 2,600 people a year die from a disorder known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.
The most recent advance in Australia’s decades-long fight against the virus is the rapid adoption of a preventive drug regimen known as PrEP.
Exposure to pollutants had harmful effects similar to that from smoking.
The bone, found in a cave, is the oldest modern human fossil ever discovered in Europe. It hints that humans began leaving Africa far earlier than once thought.
Although e-cigarettes have met with criticism in the United States, public health officials in Britain have embraced their use as effective for people who want to quit smoking.
Some patients genuinely need powerful painkillers to make their excruciating existence at least somewhat tolerable.
Volunteers reported enjoying intense exercise most when upbeat music was playing, compared with when they heard a podcast or nothing.
Cases of acute flaccid myelitis afflicted more than 200 children last year, but much about the illness is still a mystery.
Researchers have become convinced that Snowball, a YouTube sensation, and perhaps other animals, share humans’ sensitivity to music. He certainly has his own moves.