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Brazil and Colombia are deploying an army of mosquitos to defeat Zika

An army of bacteria-infected mosquitoes will be deployed across two major cities in Colombia and Brazil in early 2017, in the latest attempt to fight Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, the
300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, Unicef Reports

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, Unicef Reports

A child wearing a face mask in New Delhi last year.
Take a Number: A New Death Toll for Smoking

Take a Number: A New Death Toll for Smoking

A patron smoking a cigarette inside a bar in New Orleans. A new study has found that 28.6 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States are attributable to cigarette smoking.
Take a Number: A New Death Toll for Smoking

Take a Number: A New Death Toll for Smoking

A patron smoking a cigarette inside a bar in New Orleans. A new study has found that 28.6 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States are attributable to cigarette smoking.
Take a Number: A New Death Toll for Smoking

Take a Number: A New Death Toll for Smoking

A patron smoking a cigarette inside a bar in New Orleans. A new study has found that 28.6 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States are attributable to cigarette smoking.
Global Health: While Pregnant, Women Should Get Health Care 8 Times, W.H.O. Says

Global Health: While Pregnant, Women Should Get Health Care 8 Times, W.H.O. Says

A pregnant woman receiving a sonogram in Barranquilla, Colombia. New World Health Orgnization recommendations suggest every pregnant woman receive at least one ultrasound before 24 weeks.

Despite Vaccination Efforts Measles Kills 350 Children a Day, Report Says

A study by Unicef, the World Health Organization and other health agencies suggests that vaccines saved 20.3 million young lives between 2000 and 2015, but that there are still problem areas.

Despite Vaccination Efforts Measles Kills 350 Children a Day, Report Says

A study by Unicef, the World Health Organization and other health agencies suggests that vaccines saved 20.3 million young lives between 2000 and 2015, but that there are still problem areas.
Zika Is No Longer a Global Emergency, W.H.O. Says

Zika Is No Longer a Global Emergency, W.H.O. Says

Nine photos taken in September 2016 of infants who were born with microcephaly in Pernambuco state, Brazil. W.H.O. declared an end to the global health emergency for the virus on Friday.
Zika Is No Longer a Global Emergency, W.H.O. Says

Zika Is No Longer a Global Emergency, W.H.O. Says

Nine photos taken in September 2016 of infants who were born with microcephaly in Pernambuco state, Brazil. W.H.O. declared an end to the global health emergency for the virus on Friday.
Zika Is No Longer a Global Emergency, W.H.O. Says

Zika Is No Longer a Global Emergency, W.H.O. Says

Nine photos taken in September 2016 of infants who were born with microcephaly in Pernambuco state, Brazil. W.H.O. declared an end to the global health emergency for the virus on Friday.
Indian Court Bans Fireworks Sales in Delhi to Fight Smog
Istanbul Journal: In a Smoky Haze, Turks Cling to Their Cigarettes

Istanbul Journal: In a Smoky Haze, Turks Cling to Their Cigarettes

Smoking outside a cafe in the neighborhood of Kadikoy in Istanbul this month. Turkey’s efforts to impose restrictions and counteract its reputation as a haven for heavy smoking have had little
Halfdan Mahler, Who Shifted W.H.O.’s Focus to Primary Care, Dies at 93

Halfdan Mahler, Who Shifted W.H.O.’s Focus to Primary Care, Dies at 93

Dr. Halfdan Mahler was the third director general of the World Health Organization, leading it from 1973 to 1988.
Halfdan Mahler, Who Shifted W.H.O.’s Focus to Primary Care, Dies at 93

Halfdan Mahler, Who Shifted W.H.O.’s Focus to Primary Care, Dies at 93

Dr. Halfdan Mahler was the third director general of the World Health Organization, leading it from 1973 to 1988.
Sinosphere: China Has Made Strides in Addressing Air Pollution, Environmentalist Says

Sinosphere: China Has Made Strides in Addressing Air Pollution, Environmentalist Says

The Qian’an steelworks of the Shougang Corporation in Tangshan, a leading steel manufacturing city in China, in January.
Sinosphere: China Has Made Strides in Addressing Air Pollution, Environmentalist Says

Sinosphere: China Has Made Strides in Addressing Air Pollution, Environmentalist Says

The Qian’an steelworks of the Shougang Corporation in Tangshan, a leading steel manufacturing city in China, in January.
New Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection

New Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection

Health workers in November 2015 with Mibemba Soumah, infected by Ebola, at a treatment center in Conakry, Guinea.
New Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection

New Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection

Health workers in November 2015 with Mibemba Soumah, infected by Ebola, at a treatment center in Conakry, Guinea.