Long performed under close supervision in wealthy nations, more developing countries are playing host to human challenge experiments, which infect participants in order to test drugs.

Could video games help military veterans with mental or behavioral health problems?  Michelle Colder Carras, PhD, interviewed 20 US vets who were in treatment at a Veterans Administration facility. Colder Carras, now an assistant professor at the Netherlands’…

A medical clinic at Tesla’s auto assembly plant in California routinely minimizes workers’ injuries and fails to provide proper medical treatment, according to an investigative reporting project by Reveal. It found that injured employees were sent back to the factory floor…

In the Central African Republic where ongoing conflict has left the country without a health system, a communications network or even a unified government presence, the Boy Scouts movement is thriving. Some 20,000 scouts—who outnumber UN peacekeepers—comprise a strong…

After admitting to rigging admissions to ensure more men became doctors, Tokyo Medical University will accept dozens of women whose test scores were marked down to limit the intake of female students. The practice took place for more than a decade, intended to curb women’s…

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.