Dr. Wolfgang Harth in the studio
In an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, the US plans to dispatch thousands of military personnel to assist health care workers in West Africa. Governments in the region have been overwhelmed by the epidemic.
A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has shown that someone takes their own life every 40 seconds. Campaigners want to reduce the rate of suicide by 10 percent by 2020.
Washington has called on North Korea to release three detained US citizens, citing "humanitarian concern." The men all appeared in interviews with Western media, and appealed for more help from US officials.
The liver is vital for removing toxic elements from the human body. But what happens when this irreplaceable organ is infected with hepatitis C - a life-threatening disease that affects 150 million people in the world?
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