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This Week in PLoS Medicine: Human rights in Darfur; Body size & ovarian cancer & more

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Three new articles published this week in PLoS Medicine, with two Research Articles and a Policy Forum.

Alexander Tsai and colleagues review medical records from the Amel Centre, Sudan, to assess consistency between recorded medical evidence and patient reports of human rights violations by the Government of Sudan and Janjaweed forces.

A reanalysis by the Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Ovarian Cancer of published and unpublished data from epidemiological studies examines the association between height, body mass index, and the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Peter Bloland and colleagues from the US CDC lay out the agency’s priorities for health systems strengthening efforts.

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