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Public health experts claim that the virus has seen a dramatic increase in spite of efforts made to diminish the number of individuals affected.

The number of people living with diabetes has quadrupled over the past three decades, according to the World Health Organization's first Global Diabetes report.

A day after the World Health Organization declared that West Africa was Ebola-free, a new case emerged in Sierra Leone when a corpse tested positive for the virus.

The World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free on Tuesday after it went 42 days--the amount of time in two incubation cycles for the disease--without any reports of new infections, notes the news outlet.

According to the World Health Organization, bacon, sausage, and other processed meats are cancer culprits.

A vaccine for the highly contagious and deadly Ebola virus has proved to be 100 percent effective, the World Health Organization announced Friday. Tests show that a single dose of the newly developed vaccine, VSV-EBOV, is highly effective. Scientists hope the vaccine will prevent the spread of the virus, the latest of which swept over three West […]

The #BlackTwitter movement has grown so much in popularity, that major publications are going the extra mile to make sure it’s covered. According to an internal note from the Los Angeles Times, Managing Editor S. Mitra Kalita announced that journalist Dexter Thomas would be joining the team to cover the “Black Twitter” beat and other areas […]

The World Health Organization declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child on Tuesday, reports Reuters. In 2013, only two children in Cuba were born with HIV and five with syphilis, the WHO said in a statement. That organization and the Pan American Health Organization sent […]

Although the Ebola virus is still prevalent in a few African countries, one of the places hit the hardest is on its way to being declared Ebola-free. According to the World Health Organization, Liberia will be listed as Ebola-free on Saturday, which marks 42 days since the last case was reported. Although Liberia will rejoice […]

The West African nation of Liberia has just five remaining confirmed cases of Ebola, a senior health official from that country said on Friday. The official also said that Liberia could be free of the virus by the end of next month, reports Reuters. Liberia – a country founded in the early 1800s by Americans […]