India’s Supreme Court will review a colonial-era law that criminalizes homosexuality and imposes a 10-year sentence for gay sex, at a time when the nation is navigating a path between tradition and modernity.

When it comes to deciding where to die, doctors are less likely than others to choose a medical facility, according to a new study in JAMA. About 63% of the physicians died in a medical facility, compared to 72% of people in the general population group.

2015 was a landmark year in the US for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights, with marriage equality, improved delivery of HIV prevention and care, and the end of conversion therapy. For 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services…

Skin lighteners—used by up to 70% of women in parts of Africa—are damaging. In fact, the WHO has banned the active ingredients of skin lighteners—a hydroquinone and mercury—from being used in any unregulated skin products. But Lester M. Davids, a University of Cape Town…

In the wake of police killings in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and other cities, doctors—and the medical schools that train them—must also be part of the solution, says a new editorial by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. “Residency programs have a duty to…

With aging comes handing over the car keys and mapping out transportation alternatives. But seniors and researchers alike acknowledge that it’s not an easy transition. Older adults who give up driving are nearly twice as likely to suffer depression as those who stay behind…

Despite the UN goal to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger globally, Africa’s senior citizens are often falling deeper into destitution.

In some parts of western Nepal, women and girls are banished to cage-like sheds during their periods. The sheds are illegal in Nepal, but some remote villages here continue the practice, which has roots in ancient Hindu scriptures. A Hindu god is said to have created…

The UN estimates that Africa's population will double to 2.5 billion by 2050, and 4 experts tell the BBC how the boom will affect the continent. High fertility, says John Wilmoth, director of the UN population division, has led to about 3/5ths of the population being under…

The Clinton Foundation is taking on gender inequity with its No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. The Foundation is convening global partners to build a data-driven evaluation of the progress girls and women have made and the challenges that remain to help chart…