It is an ironic and unsettling hypothesis-that the effort to fight one great human scourage might have given rise to another. But in "The River: A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS," British

The French call it RU-486; Americans will soon be able to get Mifeprex, the pills that may take abortion services out of the clinics and into doctors' offices.The FDA's approval of the drug is

Early findings suggest that intensive early treatment may harm the immune system against the AIDS virus : a

Western India is suffering through its worst drought in 100 years. And the government is to blame. The water shortage is "a government-made disaster," says Anil Agarwal, director of the Center for

Apollo II's touchdown in the Sea of Tranquillity on July 20, 1969, brought a dream to its culmination. But it was the flight of Apollo 8 that revealed the dream's meaning. It was the crew of Apollo 8

With AIDS at crisis proportions, South Africa passed a controversial law meant to give its people access to expensive therapies. Drugmakers, backed by the United States, say it threatens their

Overcrowded jails are fueling a frightening new epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis. One of the world's oldest plagues is now its latest. For thousands of years, tuberculosis ravaged European

AIDS is the No.1 cause of death in Thailand. More than 300,000 people have died already, and most people who have the virus are too poor to pay for any sort of treatment. But rather than challenge

In Uganda, tradition overpowers a United Nations drive against female genital mutilation : a

In the short term it's vital, but over time it turns destructive. New research shows how chronic stress breaks down the body and makes way for disease : a