About 40.3 million people globally were enslaved in 2016—nearly 3 in of 4 of them women or girls, and 1 in 4 of them children—according to a report from key anti-slavery groups.

Chinese women’s health is often rooted in traditional practices ranging from “harmless to hazardous,” says writer Carly O’Connell. O’Connell references the death of a new mother in the Shandong province from heat stroke following a postnatal tradition of sitting under…

Genes resistant to last-resort antibiotic colistin may already exist naturally, say researchers in a new article in mBio. That means bacteria can develop resistance to the antibiotic without being exposed to it.