It’s happens all-too-common often: Western researchers drop in for a few weeks, go home and publish research, while local experts are underrepresented and undervalued.   Madukar Pai, who saw this firsthand during his medical training in India, calls out the inequity—looking…

Some academics have a secret side hustle testifying for tobacco companies in court, earning hundreds of dollars an hour as expert witnesses on a topic many have never published a word about. The strategy: Using the “common knowledge” argument that the dangers of smoking…

The sudden spike of HIV cases among the children of Ratodero, Pakistan that began this spring is getting worse. Nearly 500 children were confirmed to be infected with HIV in April, as reported by NPR at the time.

Pity the poor impostor who tried to scam a Harvard professor earlier this year. When Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joshua S. Goodman got an urgent email from the dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education, he was surprised she asked him to send her an Amazon gift card…

In Afghanistan, women who fail to bleed on their wedding night, are seen walking with men, or anger their families—all could be subjected to virginity tests.Virtually all the women and girls arrested for “moral crimes” in Afghanistan were subjected to virginity…

Canada and Europe have stirred debate by opting to release clinical study reports underlying medical products approved or rejected by regulators. The US has no such practice, treating this information as commercially sensitive. But some experts want American regulators to…

When I was 3, India opened up its economy, bringing in companies from around the world. Everything changed. As a baby, I had cloth diapers. My younger brother wore disposable diapers.

The DRC’s former health minister was detained on Saturday for alleged mismanagement of Ebola funds; officials feared he might try to flee the country, Al Jazeera reports.

Grinders—body modification artists who specialize in biohacking—like to implant nonmedical stuff in their bodies. The latest is PegLeg, an implantable wireless file-sharing device the size of half a card deck that can securely hold data and stream content to connected…

One of the most painful marks of the US opioid crisis is the lack of safe, evidence-based treatment options for the people trying to escape addiction’s stubborn grip. The first article in a must-read Vox series on addiction treatment includes the story of a South Burlington…