Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents has grown with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity...

Where does Ebola come from?

How eating bats, washing victims' bodies, and a lack of doctors are all contributing to the worst Ebola outbreak of all time.
Since it claimed its first victims in Guinea last March, the Ebola virus epidemic has killed 660 people in three countries and infected nearly 1,100—more lethal...
I recently spoke Russian for multiple days for the first time in more than a decade. It did not go smoothly.
For many people living with this common disease, the most debilitating symptoms are shame and isolation.
Whether you’ve been banging your head against the wall for days or just woke up to a problem this morning, the desire for a creative boost is a powerful one. Here...
A Chinese town sealed off after a man died of plague has re-opened after authorities found no further cases of the illness. A dead marmot is reportedly to blame...
A new study suggests that schizophrenic people in more collectivist societies sometimes think their auditory hallucinations are helpful.
And night owls tend to be less ethical in the morning—but siestas might make everyone behave a little better.
The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three...
As the Federal Communications Commission wraps up its open comment period for its proceedings on "net neutrality," AT&T has released its 99-page contribution. And...
A revolutionary condom featuring a gel that attacks sexually transmitted viruses has been given the go ahead for sale in Australia.
As around 12,000 delegates from about 200 countries gathered in Melbourne for the 20th International AIDS Conference, we take a look at the key events in the...
An experimental cocktail of three drugs can dramatically shorten the time it takes to treat patients infected with tuberculosis strains that are hard to cure with...

AIDS conference opens in Melbourne

The opening ceremony for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne has served as a memorial to colleagues lost in the MH17 disaster.

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SBS journalist Nick Lazaredes says he 'hit the ground' after coming under fire at the 'highly volatile' MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
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Do journalists get ‘desensitised’ when writing stories about overseas conflicts? Not when the conflict is in your country of origin, writes SBS’s Widyan Al-Ubudy.
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Would you sign your dog up for the gym? Pet owners in the US now have the chance after a new 'dog gym' opened in the state of Virginia.
Everyone knows how to arm wrestle - so why don't we take this seriously as a sport? These guys want to go all the way; professionalism and Olympics.
The Department of Immigration requested a report detailing the mental health of children being held at Christmas Island be withdrawn, an inquiry has heard.
This week SBS World News is exploring the business of food in Australia, from what we eat and drink to how it's made.