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18 March 2017
Vera Shengelia, a Russian journalist and a mental health activist, recently visited a young man at a residential care center for adults in Moscow. The experience shook her.
16 March 2017
Pyay Kyaw visits patients at the St. Joseph Cotto Legnos Leprosy Colony, home to people like Maya, who once was forced to live in her town’s cemetery due to stigma.
7 March 2017
6 March 2017
Media reports have also placed great emphasis on finding a deeper motive behind the stabbings, in spite of the perpetrator's assertion that "....It is better that disabled people disappear.”
Internet users around the world are praising Saidy Brown, the 22-year-old woman in South Africa, who used Twitter last month to publicize that she is HIV positive.
About 1,300 miles east of Moscow, there’s reportedly a three-year-old girl dying of AIDS. Unfortunately for the child, her mother denies the existence of the human immunodeficiency virus.
4 March 2017
In Uruguay, Where Abortion Is Legal, a Judge's Ruling Grants a Man the Right to Stop a Woman’s Decision
"It’s a moral regression for women, for we are again not masters of our own bodies. There's a law, but it’s not applicable for you."
19 February 2017
"Please consider the impact of sustained coverage on the #mentalhealth of a celebrity – important to be respectful." #GrantHackett
15 February 2017
It's just one of a long list of threats to Europe's oldest lake that are putting its World Heritage designation in jeopardy.
Pour tea sparingly, wave money at a full moon, burn plenty of pine needles and tell your nightmares to running water.
As allegations of social media manipulation surfaced, seven Kenyan Doctor’s Union officials were jailed for failing to call off an ongoing strike.
13 February 2017
"Often, they are given no chance of making their life choice themselves and they are left in the closed loop of illiteracy, un-employment, and poverty."
"We're 25 years old, but we are trying to stay true to our founding principles: equality, preserving human rights and dignity."
5 February 2017
4 February 2017
Pakistan and many other Muslim-majority countries provide numerous physicians to the US healthcare system. Jalal Baig is afraid immigration restrictions will affect foreign physicians who contribute.
3 February 2017
27 January 2017
"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."
18 January 2017
One hundred and nine patients live full-time at the Villa Ocaranza Hospital, an institution marred by a dark history. They will be the last group to do so.
11 January 2017
Jean-Marie Servant, a specialist in reconstructive plastic surgery, a celebrated humanitarian, and a “giant among men,” has died. On social media, his friends are remembering his compassion and genius.
10 January 2017
"I don't think I will live as long as 80. Look at the train and see what happens to our lungs. My grandpa, aunt and uncle all have lung cancer."