The International Court of Justice today ordered Burma (Myanmar) to do everything in its power to protect Rohingya Muslims years after its army killed an estimated 10,000 people and drove 700,000 from their homes., NPR reports.   The emergency measures are a preliminary…

South Korean YouTubers have divided the country by vowing to reject sex, babies, and marriage.   Their SOLOdarity movement may sound extreme, but it reflects a growing trend of South Korean women rejecting the trappings of traditional family life. It’s bad timing for a…

Psychology research still focuses largely on subjects from WEIRD societies: Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic.  In an analysis of papers, 90% failed to note participants’ socioeconomic status. Of those that mentioned nationality, 94% were from WEIRD…

In 2016, China’s 1-child policy came to an end in an effort to counteract an aging population and declining fertility. But confusion remains about whether couples are allowed more than 2 children. In some provinces, families who have received contradictory information have…

The Trump administration’s revised plans to limit flavored e-cigarettes has drawn fire from public health groups who argue its efforts aren’t going far enough. The administration is set to announce this week that it will ban flavored e-cigarette pods (cartridges popular…

When Emma Dumain tumbled outta bed, stumbled to Pret A Manger, and poured herself a cup of ambition, she had no idea she was on her way to going “minorly viral.”   But soon after, the congressional reporter was spotted taking a big, dramatic, chug—smack in the live shot at…

How did Los Algodones, Mexico get the nickname “Molar City?” The Baja town has under 5,000 residents—and some 600 dentists. The dental tourism hub is dominated by one provider, Sani Dental, which lures Americans—and some Canadians—with slick clinics and English-speaking…

Sierra Leone’s history of civil war and Ebola has contributed to widespread mental health problems. 10% of the country’s population experiences them. With just 2 practicing psychiatrists in the country, 99% go untreated. International NGOs haven’t provided sustainable…

Cuba’s foreign medical missions have long been a core source of soft power and hard income. As Latin American deals dwindle amid sociopolitical crises, Middle Eastern wealth offers a lucrative market. Qatar and Cuba have struck a secret deal that pays physicians a fraction…

Doctors must step up to protect people with drug-use problems in the current political climate, Pamela Das and Richard Horton urge in a Lancet editorial.