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The Radical Movement Redefining Schizophrenia

People with unquiet minds are locked up, medicated, and stigmatized. Now an international support network is telling them they might not be sick at all.

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On the Front Lines of El Salvador’s Underground Abortion Economy

Amid an indifferent state and an activist Church, a defiant network of health workers struggle to offer a reprieve from the world’s most restrictive abortion laws.

Dispatch

Russia’s Silent HIV Epidemic

Apathy and political expedience have shaped the Kremlin’s frozen-in-time views on the virus. Will officials finally act to prevent a national health crisis?

The Cable

Japanese Hospital Inquiry Finds That Lasers and Farts Don’t Mix

A Japanese hospital conducted a formal review of an incident where a patient caught fire after passing gas in surgery

Passport

Why Has the President of Malawi Still Not Gone Home from the U.N. General Assembly?

The Malawian government is now threatening to arrest anyone who spreads rumors that President Peter Mutharika is gravely ill.

Dispatch

It Takes a Village to Kill a Child

The death of a 1-year-old Nigerian toddler had many authors — Boko Haram’s viciousness, his own government’s negligence, and starvation’s relentlessness.

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