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July 2022

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The recent decision by the Unites States Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling leaves many women and girls without the right to obtain abortion care. This abrupt reversal of a policy that was established nearly 50 years ago will exacerbate an increasingly bleak picture of maternal health in the US. Restrictive policies or outright bans on abortion services represent a threat to the health of women worldwide and the Supreme Court's decision should serve to amplify the global call for strategies to mitigate the inevitable repercussions for women's health. In an editorial, the PLOS Medicine editors discuss the implications, for women globally, of restricting access to abortion care.

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Editorial

Collection Review

Global human security in the post–COVID-19 era: The rising role of East Asia

Kenji Shibuya, Chorh Chuan Tan, Asaph Young Chun, Gabriel M. Leung

Research Articles

Evaluation of a multicomponent intervention to shorten thrombolytic door-to-needle time in stroke patients in China (MISSION): A cluster-randomized controlled trial

Wansi Zhong, Longting Lin, Xiaoxian Gong, Zhicai Chen, Yi Chen, Shenqiang Yan, Ying Zhou, Xuting Zhang, Haitao Hu, Lusha Tong, Chaochan Cheng, Qun Gu, Yong Chen, Xiaojin Yu, Yuhui Huang, Changzheng Yuan, Min Lou, for the MISSION investigators

Performance bonuses and the quality of primary health care delivered by family health teams in Brazil: A difference-in-differences analysis

Nasser Fardousi, Everton Nunes da Silva, Roxanne Kovacs, Josephine Borghi, Jorge O. M. Barreto, Søren Rud Kristensen, Juliana Sampaio, Helena Eri Shimizu, Luciano B. Gomes, Letícia Xander Russo, Garibaldi D. Gurgel, Timothy Powell-Jackson

Associations between low Apgar scores and mortality by race in the United States: A cohort study of 6,809,653 infants

Emma Gillette, James P. Boardman, Clara Calvert, Jeeva John, Sarah J. Stock

Immune and endothelial activation markers and risk stratification of childhood pneumonia in Uganda: A secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study

Chloe R. McDonald, Aleksandra Leligdowicz, Andrea L. Conroy, Andrea M. Weckman, Melissa Richard-Greenblatt, Michelle Ngai, Clara Erice, Kathleen Zhong, Sophie Namasopo, Robert O. Opoka, Michael T. Hawkes, Kevin C. Kain

Associations between moderate alcohol consumption, brain iron, and cognition in UK Biobank participants: Observational and mendelian randomization analyses

Anya Topiwala, Chaoyue Wang, Klaus P. Ebmeier, Stephen Burgess, Steven Bell, Daniel F. Levey, Hang Zhou, Celeste McCracken, Adriana Roca-Fernández, Steffen E. Petersen, Betty Raman, Masud Husain, Joel Gelernter, Karla L. Miller, Stephen M. Smith, Thomas E. Nichols

Opioid agonist treatment and risk of death or rehospitalization following injection drug use–associated bacterial and fungal infections: A cohort study in New South Wales, Australia

Thomas D. Brothers, Dan Lewer, Nicola Jones, Samantha Colledge-Frisby, Michael Farrell, Matthew Hickman, Duncan Webster, Andrew Hayward, Louisa Degenhardt

Cardiometabolic outcomes up to 12 months after COVID-19 infection. A matched cohort study in the UK

Emma Rezel-Potts, Abdel Douiri, Xiaohui Sun, Phillip J. Chowienczyk, Ajay M. Shah, Martin C. Gulliford

Lifetime risk of developing diabetes in Chinese people with normoglycemia or prediabetes: A modeling study

Xinge Zhang, Hongjiang Wu, Baoqi Fan, Mai Shi, Eric S. H. Lau, Aimin Yang, Elaine Chow, Alice P. S. Kong, Juliana C. N. Chan, Ronald C. W. Ma, Andrea O. Y. Luk

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