One of the country's leading activists and health advocates explains the tragic irony of mental health in China today: Many who need treatment won't get it, while many who don't are forced into treatment to silence political dissent.
Global leaders promised a decade ago to end poverty by 2015. With just five years left, the U.N. General Assembly -- including an estimated 140 heads of state -- will meet this week to assess progress. How much good has been done? Here's a hint: not enough.
Suicide rates for troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are out of control, and post-traumatic stress disorder is reaching epidemic proportions. But is the Pentagon willing to tally the true cost of war?
A theoretical physicist who spent 14 years as Bill Gates's ideas guru
at Microsoft, Nathan Myhrvold might seem an odd candidate to take up
the fight against malaria, long combated with technology no more
advanced than bed nets and quinine. Here, he explains why geek power
might be exactly what's needed to tackle the scourges of the developing