India is the most dangerous country for women in terms of sexual violence and slave labor, according to a global poll by the Thomas Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts on women’s issues.

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, European airport controls have become so tight that people smugglers have turned to boats and trucks on existing smuggling routes, and Europe cracked down on that too.

Despite a 2016 UN Resolution protecting health professionals from attacks and threats, modern anti-terror laws in many states are misused to cast healthcare as a form of support to the enemy, leaving providers vulnerable to prosecution.

The US pulled out of the UN’s 47-member Human Rights Council yesterday. Spurred by the group’s criticism of Israel, the US joins Iran, North Korea and Eritrea in refusing to participate in the group's meetings.  The pull-out comes as President Trump faces a barrage of…

Separating children from their parents, as we’re seeing at the US/Mexico border, leads to serious, long-term consequences, Paul Spiegel of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explained in a C-SPAN interview yesterday. The Trump administration’s “zero…

According to official government records, 64 people were killed because of Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico last year. This is a "substantial underestimate," according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the Harvard T.H.

“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…

Ahead of this weekend's second March for Science, social scientists are, naturally, debating the rigor of data collected by march organizers. The George Mason University survey found most respondents thought the Trump administration was headed down the wrong path, and…

Without mentioning President Trump’s button-boasting Tweet and heightened fears of nuclear war with North Korea, the US CDC announced an upcoming grand rounds session on

Last week, President Trump fired the 16 remaining members of his HIV/AIDS advisory panel—insisting it’s a routine step, clearing the way for new appointees.But HIV/AIDS advocates see trouble in the move, combined with the White House’s failure to name a national AIDS policy…