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Lancet Series Examines Global Over-, Underuse Of Medicine, Medical Procedures

Reuters: Studies find worrying over- and underuse of medicine worldwide “Up to 70 percent of hysterectomies in the United States, a quarter of knee replacements in Spain, and more than half the antibiotics prescribed in China are inappropriate, overused health care, researchers said on Monday. Experts who carried out a…

Blog Post Examines Negative Effects Of Armed Conflict On Maternal Health Care

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: No Mother Left Behind: How Conflict Exacerbates the Global Maternal Health Challenge Nancy Chong, an intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative and an undergraduate student at American University, discusses the challenges of providing maternal health care in…

Transgender People Face Challenges In Accessing Quality Care, Lancet Series Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Transgender people face challenges for adequate health care: study “Millions of transgender people around the world face major challenges in getting adequate medical care despite multiple health issues, from depression to high rates of HIV, researchers say. The community remains marginalized, and laws and policies denying them…

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