In the midst of the raging Syrian war, researchers set out to systematically document debilitating attacks on healthcare that highlight “the failure of condemnation by the international community,” the authors wrote. Using a mobile field reporting system led by the Syrian…

“I’m not afraid to die. It’s how you’re going to die,” says a patient in the documentary, “Defining Hope.” The film follows individuals and families navigating end-of-life care, focusing on the decision-making process, who is involved and how everyone must assess…

China is leading the way in biotechnology, but its bioethics are another story, writes Yangyang Cheng. China is way ahead on using CRISPR technology to treat cancer with some 8 clinical trials. In 2006 China finally admitted to harvesting organs from executed prisoners,…

In 2014, a couple named Thampan and Padmini sat in a hospital room in the Kasaragod district of India watching their 9-year-old son as he suffered from agonizing pain in the end-stages of a terminal disease. His 2 siblings had already died, reportedly from the effects of…

As an advocate and researcher for gay men’s rights and health, I found the recent revelation that the gay dating app Grindr has been deliberately releasing its users’ HIV status troubling. Of equal concern, though, is the fact that the company’s data sharing has come to…

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution in May 2016 aimed at halting unlawful attacks on health care during armed conflict. Yet these violations of international humanitarian law continue, write a coalition of authors angling for more robust implementation of…

Saturday’s horrific chemical attack in Douma, East Ghouta came amid “continuous bombardment” that left dozens dead, hundreds injured and health resources in tatters, reports the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). Hundreds arrived at medical centers showing signs of…

Pediatrician and activist Marsha Griffin describes herself as a “megaphone” for children and families who cross America’s southern border. She has doubled down since the election of Donald Trump.

A book excerpt from Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness by Alisa Roth bluntly frames the reality faced by US correctional facilities which “have become the nation’s de facto mental-health-care providers.”

Russia is battling at least 2 lawsuits in the European Court of Human Rights over its system of harvesting the organs of the dead without their relatives’ knowledge. Raising an issue that divides ethicists, the lawsuits allege Russia’s presumed consent system is out of…