Africa begins world's biggest anti-malaria vaccine campaign
Hundreds of thousands of children are to receive a groundbreaking vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease in three African countries. It's hoped the campaign will save many lives, but there are some drawbacks.
Second HIV patient cleared of AIDS-causing virus
Doctors have used a bone marrow transplant method to rid an HIV-positive patient of the virus that causes the deadly AIDS disease. While hailing the results, they cautioned that it is too early to say he has been cured.
UNICEF alert over children's plight in Central African Republic
Years of conflict in the Central African Republic mean most children there threatened with war, disease, and hunger and are in dire need of help, the UN children's agency said. And things are only getting worse.
26m Nigerians live with hepatitis, disease that causes liver cancer, says Nigerian govt
26m Nigerians live with hepatitis, disease that causes liver cancer, says Nigerian govt.
Mosquitoes more attracted to already-infected blood
A team of scientists have discovered why malaria mosquitoes prefer to feed on blood from people infected with malaria, and their research could lead to new ways to fight the disease.