How to Lower Deaths Among Women? Give Away Cash.

Why It Matters: Poverty is a big killer. In 2019, more than 8 percent of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty, subsisting on less than $2.15 per day, and about half the world on less than $6.85 per day. Poverty has insidious effects on housing stability, education, health and life expectancy. The pandemic drove … Read more

Honoring the Body Donors Who Are a Medical Student’s ‘First Patient’

Similar scenes played out across the country this spring as medical, dental and physical therapy students assembled to offer tributes to whole-body donors and their families. At the ceremonies, students perform music, light candles, read letters and share art. (A heart diagram from Ms. Zhang’s anatomy studies, overlaid with her whimsical drawings of books, tree … Read more

Elizabeth Holmes Set to Report to Prison to Begin More Than 11-Year Sentence

Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced entrepreneur who was convicted of defrauding investors at her failed blood testing start-up Theranos, is expected to report to a federal prison in Texas on Tuesday to begin her 11-year, three-month sentence. Ms. Holmes is expected to report to FPC Bryan, a minimum-security prison camp for women located roughly 90 minutes … Read more