The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), shown here as tiny purple spheres, causes the disease known as AIDS.
Mark Ellisman and Tom Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
Headlines around the world declared that a second person was cured of their HIV. But while the results are encouraging, we're a long way from a cure.
One in 3 people with severe depression do not respond to treatment.
A safety committee convened by the FDA has declared esketamine safe for severe depression. But isn't this drug the same as ketamine, an illegal street drug? A medical anthropologist explains.
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests protest against clergy sex abuse in Los Angeles in 2010.
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
The Catholic survivor movement in the United States was founded by two women: Jeanne Miller and Marilyn Steffel, in the late 1980s. It has taken close to 30 years for the Vatican to take action.
Female members of Congress wore white in a nod to suffragists during the State of the Union.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Being the media-savvy women that they were, suffragists realized they needed to come up with a meaningful, recognizable brand.
Last March, demonstrators rallied in front of the Supreme Court before oral arguments on Benisek v. Lamone, a redistricting case.
Many states are arguing over how to draw district lines. But drawing legislative district lines is an exercise in tradeoffs.
Physicians often have reasons for prescribing a specific drug.
Insurance companies sometimes try to cut costs by substituting less expensive drugs for a specific drug prescription. That's raising problems in many cases, and actually causing harm.
Las principales ciudades de Estados Unidos tienen instaladas cámaras para detectar infracciones de tráfico.
Cientos de ciudades en Estados Unidos usan el monitoreo electrónico para mejorar la seguridad vial. Pero los estudios muestran que las cámaras de luz roja pueden provocar otros tipos de accidentes.
A naturalization ceremony in Miami.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
The Constitution's guarantee of due process means this effort should not be taken lightly, legal scholars argue.
In 2014, this boy was affected by what activists say was a gas attack on the Syrian town of Telminnes; the most recent chemical attack was reported in late November, 2018
For decades, international law did not allow one country to attack another that was using chemical weapons on its own people without UN approval. That’s changed, which means trouble for Syria.
Twenty-nine-year-old Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to be elected to Congress, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Striking 20th-century garment workers wore their best dresses and hats to send a message that they had the right to be taken seriously and have their voices heard.
Pakistani religious groups protest against a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, who was accused of blasphemy, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
AP Photo/B.K. Bangash
There has been outrage over the release of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy in Pakistan. An expert explains how blasphemy laws are hardly obsolete throughout the West.
Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks with health care professionals on Sept. 21, 2018 in Miami.
Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo
The campaign trail has been filled with talk about health care coverage, especially pre-existing conditions. While it may sound like both parties are on the same page, their ideas dramatically differ.
The Sears catalog made it easier for anyone to live the American dream.
Sears and other department stores not only changed how Americans consumed but altered the very nature of society and culture as well.
Los críticos temen que incluir preguntas sobre la ciudadanía impida que las personas respondan a los censistas en el 2020.
U.S. Census Bureau, CC BY-NC-ND
Más de dos docenas de estados y ciudades en Estados Unidos demandan al gobierno por el plan de preguntar sobre la ciudadanía en el censo nacional.
A nurse in Uganda uses a stethoscope to listen for heart problems at a screening and educational event Oct. 31, 2017.
Noncommunicable diseases are a growing problem in Africa. Among women, heart disease is a particular concern. Medication to treat it can interfere with pregnancy, making women undesirable partners.
President Donald Trump with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his swearing in.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Many states are also eroding a woman's right to access abortions.
Member of the Coalition of Catholics and Survivors hold a protesting outside the Boston archbishop’s residence in 2003.
While the problem of priestly abuse might be centuries old, its modern paper trail began after World War II, when 'treatment centers' appeared for rehabilitating priests. Many were send to New Mexico.
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg paying a courtesy call on Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., in June 1993, before her confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court.
Before she became a Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work as an attorney in the 1970s fundamentally changed the court’s approach to women's rights and how we think about women – and men.
Critics worry a citizenship question will dissuade people from answering census takers in 2020.
U.S. Census Bureau
More than two dozen states and cities are suing over a controversial new citizenship question.
Many major U.S. cities have hidden cameras to catch drivers who run red lights.
Hundreds of US cities have red light cameras to try to catch traffic violations and prevent accidents. But research shows that the cameras may encourage other types of accidents.