In response to at least 13 suicides across the region this year, Inuit villages in Nunavik, northern Quebec, are on alert.   Inuit leaders are pleading with the Quebec government to train more Inuit social workers and psychologists, rather than flying around a handful of…

A 65% jump in superfluous care for nursing home residents could indicate that facilities are wringing reimbursement opportunities from dying patients’ Medicare programs.

When a mentally ill young patient stuck a needle into her heart and refused surgery, she quickly became a patient no one wanted, writes emergency physician Frank Huyler. Invisible to the naked eye, the needle was treated as abstract. Passed from cardiology to cardiothoracic…

The famed director of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab is headed for premature retirement, his work mired in scandal.   Brian Wansink’s practical research bent—like recommending smaller bowls for portion control— generated buzz for him and the journals he published in. Now, 13…

Civil war in in South Sudan has led to the deaths of more than 380,000 people—nearly 8 times higher than a 2016 UN estimate—according to a report released today by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine researchers.  

China is aiming to keep tabs on its 1.4 million citizens with 200 million CCTV cameras, evaluating even the smallest actions to hand down “social credit” scores. High scores mean better jobs, education and healthcare; low scores can block citizens from travel and obtaining…

Journalist Alec Wilkinson leads a water crises tour in his sobering report on the world’s pressing water problems. The overburdened Colorado River. A 3-year drought in Cape Town. Violent clashes over water in Sudan and India. Hydrologist Peter Gleick, a founder of the…

The Trump administration plans to stop funding a UN program that supports Palestinian refugees and call for up to a 90% reduction in the number of Palestinians classified as refugees. The Washington Post reports the administration will announce the changes in several weeks…

The UN issued a report this week indexing a horrific list of alleged international war crimes committed by “all factions” involved in Yemen’s ongoing violent conflict.  

Timely transportation can mean life or death for pregnant women facing complications but in conflict zones, rides to care aren’t guaranteed. Even in refugee camp settings, where women are more closely monitored, emergency vehicles may be scarce or targets for violence.