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.  

A prominent health policy researcher plagiarized colleagues’ work in a 2016 paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a Dartmouth investigation has found. H. Gilbert Welch's paper found that mammograms were more likely to bring on unnecessary treatment than…

Indigenous peoples leave the smallest carbon footprint, yet they disproportionately face the consequences of climate change—including forced migration.  

Beyond lip service, what’s being done to prevent the mistreatment of medical students? Not much, according to a lit review.   Researchers led by Laura M. Mazer of Stanford University School of Medicine combed 3,300 articles, and found only 10 peer-reviewed studies detailing…

A federal judge barred downloadable DIY firearms Tuesday just hours before they were due to run online. The restraining order temporarily undercuts plans for Texas non-profit Defense Distributed to post blueprints for 3D printed guns, including designs akin to AR-15s. The…