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An ethnography on “breastaurants” and research on dog park rape were among the 7 papers published in a research hoax aimed at identity-related fields, like gender and queer studies. The pranksters say their year-long sting revealed how the “grievance studies” fields  “…

Sitting in a large auditorium, my eyes scanned across the 300 or so highly respected cardiothoracic surgeons who came from all over Japan. Many were dozing or fast asleep. All but 5 or 6 of the surgeons were men. The gender imbalance shocked me. It shouldn’t have.

In recent years, headline-grabbing research has highlighted mortality increases among less-educated, non-Hispanic whites driven by suicide, cirrhosis of the liver, and fatal opioid-related overdoses. These “deaths of despair” findings resonated in the press, but this trend…

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

NEW YORK—The commitment of Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the mayor of Accra, Ghana, to make the streets of his city safer is more than a campaign promise. It’s a mission, borne of personal experience. He knows all too well the hazards of road travel in the city of 2 million. In…

Before it went on to take 50 million lives worldwide, Boston’s 1918 flu outbreak started with military personnel returning home to overcrowded barracks from the Great War. The city health commissioner William Creighton Woodward had seen flu outbreaks before, but not like…

Growing up in Karachi, in a village without electricity or running water, Matt Reeve saw how deprivation shapes people’s health choices. He’s carried that perspective into his role as a technical advisor at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, where he teaches that there…

Ahead of the fourth Lancet–Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Health Summit later this month in Beijing, a Lancet editorial offers reason to be hopeful. But persistent health inequities threaten China's progress toward the UN SDGs and Healthy China 2030's goals.

Globally, mental health support services are woefully lacking or non-existent, making every nation in the world “developing” on that front, write a surprising duo—WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Lady Gaga—in a Guardian editorial marking World Mental…