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…

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.