Some 50 years ago, Rudiger Breitenecker—a Vienna-born forensic pathologist who’d witnessed mass rape by Red Army soldiers—set up a dedicated unit in Baltimore for investigating sexual assaults promptly and preserving the evidence.  

The pandemic has pushed untold numbers of children out of classrooms and into work at brick kilns, carpet factories, gold mines, and stone quarries. 

Today marks 1 year since the murder of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer, galvanizing a national reckoning on racism that cast new light on law enforcement and health.

Sickle cell trait, which affects 1 in 13 Black Americans, is almost always benign.      Those who have the trait have only 1 of the genes necessary for sickle cell disease, which can be life threatening.

The bombs keep falling on the Gaza Strip, 9 days into an eruption of violence between Hamas militants and the Israeli army—deepening a humanitarian disaster leaving few civilians in Gaza untouched,

Long working hours are increasingly deadly, according to the

Racism has been intertwined with American psychiatry since the profession’s inception.  Now, the American Psychiatric Association aims to make amends. It issued a public apology in January, and its annual meeting last weekend centered on equity.  

Tewodros Tefera—a surgeon and father—is one of 60,000+ people who have fled ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.   Since entering Sudan, he has worked nonstop treating patients with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society—without running water or electricity.   Fresh from…

Nearly 700 health workers were killed and thousands more were attacked between 2016 and 2020, according to a Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition report released this morning.    COVID-19 Connection: Most attacks occurred in conflict zones, but the pandemic led to…

More than a year into a disastrous pandemic response, Brazil’s Senate began a damning probe yesterday into President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic.