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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
All Roads Lead To Hillary
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CLINTONS’ PATIENCE GROWING THIN WITH WEINER: Bill and Hillary Clinton increasingly see Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign as an embarrassment and potential liability, and are signaling through associates that they are eager to see him exit the race, ...
Jimmy Carter Headed to North Korea?
Former President Jimmy Carter has been considering a mission to North Korea to seek the release of imprisoned Korean-American tour operator Kenneth Bae but has “no immediate plans” to go, his spokeswoman told ABC News. Several news reports from the region have stirred speculation that...
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...
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
The Top 10 Medical Stories of 2008
This year marked a number of important medical advances and intriguing health news. To help narrow the large list, ABCNews.com reached out to the top medical centers and doctors in a wide range of fields. Below is ABCNews.com's list of the Top 10 medical stories of 2008, deemed most important by