Jason Beaubien

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For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.


30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana had steadfastly denied having an abortion. She said her unborn baby had died due to medical complications. This week, Congress pardoned her after seven years in jail.


Going For The Gold Sends Mercury Down The River

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Illegal mining in the headwaters of the Amazon is endangering people and fish hundreds of miles downstream.


What's Most Likely To Kill You? Hint: Probably Not An Epidemic

Monday, January 19, 2015

Noncommunicable diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease are now the biggest killers on earth. They account for 68 percent of deaths — and have an even greater impact in the developing world.


Prediction: All Predictions About Ebola Are Unpredictable

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A million cases by the end of 2014. On the wane in Guinea in August. Coming soon to every major U.S. city. Predictions about Ebola frequently don't come true — and there's a reason for that.


A Cow Head Will Not Erupt From Your Body If You Get A Smallpox Vaccine

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The eradication of smallpox was arguably one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. But people had crazy ideas about the vaccine when it was created in 1798. A new exhibit tells the story.


The Most Dedicated Ebola Adversaries Are Men And Women On A Mission

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Missionaries have been on the front lines in the fight against Ebola, and their faith and long ties to West Africa have made them key players in the response to the outbreak there.


Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is 'Aggression'

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dr. Ian Crozier was Emory University Hospital's sickest Ebola patient; his kidneys failed and he was on life support. He made a miraculous recovery and says the illness made him a better physician.


Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.


Ho Ho Ho

Thursday, December 18, 2014

In this final round, every correct answer will start with a jolly "Ho!" sound. Which goalkeeper has won two Olympic medals with the U.S. women's soccer team? That would be Ho Ho Hope Solo!


Dreaming Up A Safer, Cooler PPE For Ebola Fighters

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are revamping the Ebola suit. They've come up with a design that's safer, cooler and easier to take off than the space suits currently in use in West Africa.


You Don't Want To Monkey Around With Monkey Malaria

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The surging and virulent strain is carried by macaques in southeast Asia. As their habitat is disrupted by development, the monkeys come in closer contact with people. And mosquitoes do the rest.


In A Serious Season, The Loose Charms Of 'Little Feet'

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell features his own children in a charming, uneven, energetic film about siblings on a journey to set a goldfish free.


Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The British actor and a group of African soccer stars have teamed up with the CDC in a new public health campaign. The message: Ebola "is not an ordinary game. This is life or death."


Startling Statistic: Only 8 Patients In Largest Ebola Hospital

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The hospital in Liberia was erected this summer in a field. It has 250 beds. It was full as recently as October. Now it is nearly empty.


School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The average woman in Niger bears seven children — the world's highest birth rate. And the country can barely feed its current population. How do you convince people that smaller families are better?


The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.


Mali Already Has An Ebola Cluster: Can The Virus Be Stopped?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hundreds of people in Mali may have been exposed to Ebola. And there's concern that the country doesn't have the resources or experience to stop this outbreak before it gets out of control.


Mali Is Worried About Ebola, Quarantines Nearly 100

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The virus appears to have taken two new victims in the West African country. The government is stepping up its quarantines and contact tracing to prevent an outbreak.


Guinea Is Seeing More Ebola Cases: Can The Trend Be Stopped?

Friday, November 07, 2014

The country where the outbreak began is now seeing an uptick in the number of new patients. Marc Poncin of Doctors Without Borders explains why — and what's being done to bring things under control.