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…

When Reagan signed the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988, plastic guns were theoretical, Democrat Steve Israel writes. When Congress renewed it in 2013, plastic guns could be downloaded and produced using a 3-D printer. The NRA blocked any modernization—such as requiring a…

In Karachi, Pakistan—one of polio’s last strongholds—door-to-door vaccination campaigns arouse suspicion even among those who favor immunization. Rumors spread that the vaccine sterilizes children, fueled by mistrust of governments and international organizations. Their…

About once every 2 weeks in 2015, someone died at the Lapaz intersection of the N1 highway in Accra, Ghana.  

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a pact ending two decade “state of war” on Monday, putting a stop to a conflict that has destabilized the Horn of Africa. The declaration to reinstate trade, economic and diplomatic ties, reopen embassies and resume flights comes 20 years after…

The battle for Mosul ended a year ago, but people are returning by the thousands—and finding a healthcare system in ruins, Médecins Sans Frontières reports.   For a population of 1.8 million people, there are still less than 1,000 hospital beds—half the minimum standard for…