Jason Beaubien

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What's Bigger: Yemen Or Virginia? There's An App For That

Friday, April 10, 2015

A website lets you compare countries around the world to your home state. You can check out other stats, too, from lifespan to income to free time.


The Brother Went To Fight Ebola. So Did His Sister. Mom Was 'A Wreck'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

He's an epidemiologist. She's a nurse. And both of them felt compelled to head off to West Africa to battle the virus.


U.S. Steps Up Commitment To Fight Malaria

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a six-year extension of a program to combat malaria around the globe.


The World Could Be On The Verge Of Losing A Powerful Malaria Drug

Friday, February 20, 2015

Malaria parasites in Myanmar are learning how to fend off the incredibly effective drug called artemisinin. That could cause a lot of problems there — and beyond.


Nigeria Is On The Verge Of Bidding Goodbye To Polio

Thursday, February 12, 2015

It's the last country in Africa where polio is hanging on. The good news: There hasn't been a case in more than 6 months. But that doesn't mean the virus is history.


The U.S. Helped Beat Back Ebola — Only Not In The Way You Might Think

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The deployment of troops to build treatment centers and train health workers didn't pan out as planned. But as most of the troops are being withdrawn, it is clear the U.S. still made a difference.


Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.

Friday, February 06, 2015

A map from the World Health Organization reveals show something interesting: Many poor countries have higher vaccination rates than rich ones.


Ebola Crisis Leads To Calls To Restructure World Health Organization

Friday, February 06, 2015

The WHO's inability to quickly contain the outbreak is highlighting flaws in the agency's structure, and critics say pushing through real change will be incredibly difficult.


New Clues To Mysterious Kidney Disease Afflicting Sugar Cane Workers

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

What's causing the ailment that has struck 20,000 farmhands in Nicaragua and El Salvador? Pesticides? Alcoholism? Rat pee spreading an infection? A study from Boston University provides some answers.


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.