CAPE TOWN—With a dozen empty plastic water jugs slung over her shoulders, Rukayah Salie hurries across a busy road in Muizenberg just outside of Cape Town, South Africa and joins the thirsty Capetonians queued up to collect free, clean drinking water from the roadside tap…

After decades of networking with AIDS researchers and policymakers to promote abstinence-only sex ed, evangelical activist Shepherd Smith’s “in crowd” of religious conservatives is infiltrating the White House and holding the purse strings on AIDS policy, according to a…

Jennafer Norris was stunned when doctors refused her request to have her tubes tied after experiencing life-threatening pre-eclampsia. She had no idea that her hospital banned the procedure—an increasingly common scenario as more hospitals merge under Catholic management.

Religious doctrine is dictating health care options in a growing number of rural communities across America.. Estimates show that 1 in 6 hospital beds in the US are Catholic-owned or affiliated. From 2001-2016, as the number of hospitals in the US shrank, Catholic hospitals…

Scott Pruitt may have left the US EPA, but his legacy lingers in a proposed rule that could undercut the agency’s use of science to show the effects of harmful chemicals, writes Lynn R. Goldman, Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington…

2300 children separated from parents by the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy not only face immediate fear and distress but may suffer lasting physical and psychological problems. Persistent stress in the absence of a nurturing parent can cause…

Every generation since the Silent Generation has made measurable ideological steps away from US involvement in foreign affairs, particularly military involvement, according to a new study.

The Trump administration must halt family separations at the border under a temporary nationwide injunction passed down late Tuesday, a move likely to spark a high-profile legal battle with the Justice Department.

The US Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban with a 5-4 vote yesterday—making a barrier that seemed like a "chain-link, impermanent fence" into a "wall, hunking and durable," as Karin Fischer put it.

India is the most dangerous country for women in terms of sexual violence and slave labor, according to a global poll by the Thomas Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts on women’s issues.