"You can have a really good time in the Peace Corps when you're old," says Alice Carter, who at age 87 is the oldest volunteer in the Peace Corps.
On Saturday, 220,000 soldiers across Brazil are going door to door to raise awareness about the Zika virus, and promote mosquito control efforts that could slow the disease's spread.
Though Denver's water supply is clean, health officials in Colorado are battling the stigma tap water acquired after the contamination in Flint, Mich. A Latino community group has stepped in to help.
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Some of the genetic variations in human DNA that have been linked to quick clotting or depression or diabetes lie within or near the genetic stretches we picked up from Neanderthals, a study finds.
The risk of getting dementia has been dropping for decades. Why? Research suggests education's effect on the brain and good cardiovascular health help.
Universities are setting standards for volunteer global health programs in developing countries — so both the student and the local people can have a good experience.
In rare but tricky cases, disposing of an explosive device requires removing it safely from a living person. Military doctors have ways to minimize the risks, but there's no way to eliminate them.
The possibility that the Zika virus is linked to the birth defect microcephaly has sparked a public debate about women's reproductive rights in Latin America.
The push by Syrian government forces and their allies in the northern city of Aleppo has also displaced some 51,000 civilians since the beginning of last week, according to the U.N.
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