What ails and heals the planet’s 7 billion people.
Some aid reaches remote villages in Nepal. But not enough
Even those who have gotten food now worry that hungry thieves will attack them.
Teenager found alive beneath rubble 5 days after earthquake in Nepal
With tragedy comes miracles.
Venezuela's medicine shortage is so bad that pharmacies are fingerprinting the sick
Critics call the new system medicine rationing.
Colombia just legalized euthanasia. Here's why that's a big deal
It's highly controversial: Only 3 other countries allow doctors to actually administer their patients' requested lethal dose.
Day 3: Kathmandu airport at a standstill as death toll rises above 4,300
The international airport in Kathmandu is in chaos as terrified Nepalese flee and aid groups attempt to send in help.
Cuba has had a lung cancer vaccine for years
With a thaw in relations between the US and Cuba, CimaVax and other breakthrough drugs developed in Cuba may soon be available to Americans.
This little girl from Kazakhstan is the fiercest boxer since 1980s Mike Tyson
Sierra Leone hunts Ebola quarantine escapees
The country has seen its rate of infection fall in the last few months.
Placing a dollar figure on health, following Ebola
GroundTruth fellow Caelainn Hogan traveled to Washington to see how financial leaders are internalizing the lessons learned from the Ebola crisis.
These 22 countries have produced 119 years of Boston Marathon winners
A history of running dominance in six charts.
700 Liberian Ebola workers protest for hazard pay
'We took risks so we deserve our benefits,' demonstrators chanted.
Ecuador is on its way to decriminalizing drug use
Not full-on legalization, but the country's congress is considering a bill that would replace jail time with fines, and view addicts as patients not criminals.
The custom of female circumcision remains good business in Indonesia
Some Indonesians say they circumcise their daughters for their wellbeing. Others say it's for religious reasons. For the health workers who perform it, it's simply profitable.
Australia imposes penalties on anti-vaxxers
Parents in Australia who won't vaccinate their children will no longer qualify for government welfare programs.
Behold: Latin America’s first legal medical marijuana crop
Nope — it's not in Uruguay. It's actually growing in Chile, which aims to harvest enough pot to make cannabis oil for 200 cancer patients.
France bans super-skinny models in anorexia clampdown
France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday.
Constipation emergencies on the rise
US-CONSTIPATION-EMERGENCY:Constipation emergencies on the rise
Indian authorities are out in force to enforce the use of toilets
Few leaders of great nations can count toilets among their top priorities. But the Indian president, who is trying to boost India’s economic might, has done just that.
In the midst of conflict, Ukraine’s children are vulnerable to polio outbreak
Commentary: Shortage of vaccines and health care workers raise the danger of a new epidemic that could spread through Europe.
Sierra Leone lockdown exposes hundreds of suspected Ebola cases
Blood test results should be available by Wednesday.
Crash pilot was psychiatric patient, planned big gesture: paper
The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps told his girlfriend he was in psychiatric treatment, and that he was planning a spectacular gesture that everyone would remember.
Torn-up sick notes show Germanwings copilot should have been grounded
Andreas Lubitz's mental health has become a central question in the ongoing investigation.
This Chilean woman is under house arrest after her doctor reported her for suspected abortion
Chile is one of a handful of countries — mostly in Latin America — that prohibit abortion under all circumstances, even to save a mother's life.
Now some British moms are eating their placentas
Should specialists be allowed to prepare placenta pills, or smoothies? The UK is debating.
The number of children smoking in Indonesia is getting out of control
It's been almost 5 years since Indonesia's smoking baby went viral. And the problem has only gotten worse.
Gates and Bloomberg set up global anti-tobacco legal defense fund
The billionaire philanthropists are looking to help poor countries defend anti-smoking laws against cigarette corporations’ ‘bullying.’
A guide to smoking weed around the world
As marijuana legalization gathers pace, here's your up-to-date look at the planet's best and worst places to get stoned.
Watch this 95-year-old badass destroy the 200m sprint world record
Charles Eugster is a retired British dentist. He's also apparently a superhero.
The child sex abuse scandals engulfing Britain
Years after revelations of an entertainer’s crimes, the UK grapples with an ugly, sprawling legacy of abuse and lies.
Pakistani police arrest more than 450 parents for refusing polio vaccine
Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio remains endemic.
Scientists hope an AIDS vaccine lies in llamas
The cute Andean animal’s antibodies are nearly 100 percent effective in stopping the deadly virus from spreading, researchers say.