Lucia Adeng Wek holds her 3-year-old son, Wek Wol Wek, who suffers from malnutrition. They're at a clinic in South Sudan run by Doctors without Borders and were photographed on October 11, 2016. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images

Who Declares A Famine? And What Does That Actually Mean?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/516642447/516895143" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Arkansas state Sen. Bart Hester, defends his bill preventing local governments from passing their own anti-discrimination laws. On Thursday, a Fayetteville law was struck down by the state Supreme Court. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Danny Johnston/AP

Andie Vaught grasps a stress toy in the shape of a truck as she prepares to have blood drawn as part of a clinical trial for a Zika vaccine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., in November 2016. Allison Shelley/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Allison Shelley/The Washington Post/Getty Images

A typical meal in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of greens, fufu - a starchy ball made from cassava flour - and meat, such as freshwater fish. Amy Maxmen for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Amy Maxmen for NPR

Scientists rallied for evidence-based public policy outside the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco in December. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Should Scientists March? U.S. Researchers Still Debating Pros And Cons

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/515584634/516787865" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The one thing that's certain is that there will be changes in the Affordable Care Act. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What's Next For The Affordable Care Act? Your Questions Answered

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/516697149/516787847" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Trump administration has reversed federal guidance that directed public schools to allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that corresponded to their gender identities. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Sara D. Davis/Getty Images

Nick Dupree arrives at the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery, Ala. on Feb. 11, 2003. His success in getting the state to continue support past age 21 enabled him to attend college and live in his own home. Jamie Martin/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jamie Martin/AP

Nick Dupree Fought To Live 'Like Anyone Else'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/516668777/516695524" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Planned Parenthood sign in Dallas. A federal judge has temporarily blocked an attempt by Texas officials that would have removed Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. LM Otero/AP hide caption

toggle caption
LM Otero/AP

Seema Verma, who is President Trump's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has said that maternity benefits should be optional. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Federico F. Peña Southwest Family Health Center opened in 2016 to serve a low-income community in Denver. The clinic and its parent system, Denver Health, have benefited financially from the Affordable Care Act and its expansion of Medicaid. John Daley / Colorado Public Radio hide caption

toggle caption
John Daley / Colorado Public Radio

Anemic patients did not know about their condition during a testosterone trial. Renphoto/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Renphoto/Getty Images

Researchers Failed To Tell Testosterone Trial Patients They Were Anemic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/516463092/516488470" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Several new studies show mixed results for men taking testosterone supplements. Garo/Phanie/Passage/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Garo/Phanie/Passage/Getty Images

Does Testosterone Improve Older Men's Health? It Depends

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/515456194/516488464" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Taylor Hutchinson says having subsidized health care costs has been critical to being able to start a farm with her partner, Jake Mendell. Kathleen Masterson/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

toggle caption
Kathleen Masterson/Vermont Public Radio

Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave in Borneo. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip here. Razis Nasri hide caption

toggle caption
Razis Nasri

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/508060742/516375503" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript