Sierra Leone News
Woman Has Been a 'Mom' to 50 Orphaned Chimps at West African Sanctuary
It's illegal to keep a chimpanzee as a pet in the West African nation of Sierra Leone , but that doesn't stop people from buying them on the black market after their mothers have been killed by hunters. But chimps are very expensive to feed and "don't make very good pets, so often the owners will
WHO: Zika Virus off West Africa Coast Came From Americas
World Health Organization says Zika virus in Cape Verde island by West African coast is same strain as spreading through the Americas
UN: Life Expectancy Worldwide Has Increased by 5 Years
The World Health Organization says people have gained about five years of life expectancy in the last 15 years, the fastest increase since the 1960s, in a report issued Thursday
New Ebola Cases in Guinea Reveal Risk of 'Flare Ups'
Two new Ebola cases reported in Guinea reveal the continued risk of "flare ups" related to the deadly virus, according to the World Health Organization . The cases were discovered after health officials investigated three mysterious deaths in a rural village. Four members of the family of the
World Health Organization Declares End of Ebola Virus in Guinea
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Republic of Guinea Ebola-free. It has been 42 days "since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time," according to a news release from WHO. The West African country will now undergo a roughly
See the Biggest Medical Breakthroughs of 2015
This year researchers and scientists made major medical achievements as they learned how to reprogram the immune system to fight a leukemia case, found that "mind-reading" could be possible and even found a potential vaccine for one of the most frightening viruses on the planet. Here's a look at
'Milk Siblings' Breast-Feeding Viral Photo Sparks Controversy
These two toddlers are not related by blood, but are nursing from the same woman, fueling a heated debate.
'Milk Siblings' Breast-Feeding Photo Sparks Controversy
A remarkable photo of a woman breast-feeding not just her own baby, but her friend’s as well, is sparking major debate. Charlie Interrante, 25, wanted her 18-month-old son Mateo to breast-feed even if she couldn’t do it herself. “I did what was best for my son in a time that he needed something
NYC Doctor, Who Survived Ebola, Says Experimental Vaccine Could Be 'A Way Forward'
A New York City doctor, who made headlines after he was diagnosed with Ebola , said he hoped an experimental vaccine could be “a way forward” for a region decimated by the deadly virus. Craig Spencer, an emergency room physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, made headlines last year when he