Health

Penny Moore, University of the Witwatersrand and Lynn Morris, University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa has made tremendous advances in providing lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV infected

Katherine J. Wu, Harvard University

Once upon a time, the world suffered.

In 1987, 20 million people across the world were plagued by a debilitating, painful and potentially blinding disease called

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Aymen Idris, University of Sheffield

The drugs used to treat cancer after surgery can help to slow disease progression, but they don’t

‘The Plantation,’ oil on wood, ca. 1825. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, CC BY

Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. Patients hope for

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) cast the pivotal vote to nix the Senate version of a bill to repeal Obamacare, only days after returning to Washington after surgery. AP Photo/Cliff Owen

Simon Haeder, West

Laparoscopy is a surgical technique in which a fiber-optic camera is inserted into a patient’s abdominal cavity to provide a video feed that guides the surgeon through a minimally invasive procedure. Laparoscopic surgeries can take hours, and the video generated by the camera — the laparoscope — is often recorded. Those recordings contain a wealth of information that could be useful for training both medical providers and computer systems that would aid with surgery, but because reviewing them is so time consuming, they mostly sit idle.

The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,

Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to be safe and effective. Few medical treatments have such disparate images.

The woman was sent to a Connecticut emergency room 19 times in 15 months. Her injuries were ghastly. She swallowed pieces of razor blades. She burned herself. She inserted pins, nails, metal can lids