Obstetrics & gynaecology

Landmark study compiles data on pregnant women in prisons

As an expert in reproductive health care for incarcerated women, Carolyn Sufrin kept running up against a troubling obstacle: She needed prisons to provide hard data that simply didn't exist.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How going from care to prison compounds women's trauma

In the year to June 2021, for every 1,000 women in custody in England and Wales, 3,808 incidents of self-harm were recorded. This represented a shocking increase of 16% on the previous year. Between March 2007 and March 2018, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some prisons highly successful in vaccinating inmates

Some prison systems in the United States have been able to vaccinate high numbers of inmates against COVID-19, and that success could point to ways to convince skeptical people in the general public to get vaccinated.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study tallies huge cost of hepatitis C drugs for RI prisons

A new study finds that effective new hepatitis C drugs are so expensive the state of Rhode Island would have to spend almost twice its entire prison health budget to treat all its chronically infected inmates. Even providing ...

Oncology & Cancer

Calif. doc with 'cancer cure' gets 14 years prison (Update)

(AP)—A California doctor has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for bilking her patients out of more than $1 million by promising that an herbal supplement could cure late-stage cancer and other diseases.


Cultural attitudes impede organ donations in China

(AP)—China is phasing out its reliance on executed prisoners for donated organs, but an architect of the country's transplant system said Friday that ingrained cultural attitudes are impeding the rise of donations among ...

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