World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease
World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad
Melinda Gates Shares Passion for Work of Nonprofit, Goals of Annual Gates Letter
The nonprofit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary by making big bets on key breakthroughs by 2030, such as forecasting the eradication of diseases including polio , improving innovation in farming in Africa to reduce malnutrition, the creation of better software to
Carter Foundation's Remarkable Triumph for Public Health
The foundation's straw device has almost completely eradicated Guinea worm.
The 'Meh' Of Mitt
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES 2016 IN 2015: Don’t tell anyone at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in San Diego that the 2016 presidential race hasn’t begun yet. Already committee chairmen and members are talking about who they might support, and the consensus ...
Here’s What Former President Jimmy Carter Wants to Be Remembered For
What will historians say about former President Jimmy Carter 100 years from now? According to the 39th president, he hopes when people think of him, the words “peace and human rights ” come to mind. That’s what he told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos when asked what he’d want to be remembered for
Neglected Tropical Diseases: How You Can Help
By DR. AJANTA PATEL For a billion people around the globe, everyday activities like eating, drinking and walking pose a serious health risk. They lead to serious debilitating diseases that can last a lifetime. On Tuesday, ABC News’ chief health and medical correspondent, Dr. Richard...
Tip of the Day: Protect Your Home From Bugs and Other Critters
Did you know when you travel, you may end up carrying nasty bugs or parasites back home with you? How do you make sure this doesn't happen – and what bugs are most common? Stay alert when on vacation and inspect your clothes when packing them up for any noticeable bugs. Place all of your clothes in
Worm Eats Man's Retina: 9 Terrible Parasites
John Matthews of Bellevue, Iowa didn't know why he continuously suffered last year from hazy vision and kept seeing dark spots. His ophthalmologist, Dr. James Folk of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, gave Matthew the shocking diagnosis back in December: Matthew had a parasitic worm in
What's Eating You? 8 Terrible Parasites
Bloodsucking Parasites Can Invade the Scalp, Eye or Foot in the U.S. or Abroad
What's Eating You? Seven Terrible Parasites, From Tapeworms to Bedbugs
The holidays are over, and for those of us sighing at the cold, dreary, vacationless months ahead it is important to remember some blessings. For instance, that winter means fewer bugs. That's precisely why Tara Dairman, 30, was confused by a painful itching on her scalp this December after