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Our medicine and healthcare research journals cover a broad range of topics, from internal medicine and diseases, to healthcare facilities and occupational health. Read some of the latest and most talked about research from across our portfolio.

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Read the most mentioned articles* from each of our journals in 2023 so far.

Combined and progestagen-only hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer risk: A UK nested case–control study and meta-analysis, PLOS Medicine

Performance of ChatGPT on USMLE: Potential for AI-assisted medical education using large language models, PLOS Digital Health

The social media diet: A scoping review to investigate the association between social media, body image and eating disorders amongst young people, PLOS Global Public Health

Use of unmanned ground vehicle systems in urbanized zones: A study of vector Mosquito surveillance in Kaohsiung, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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From PLOS Medicine, Long-term risk of arrhythmias in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A population-based, sibling-controlled cohort study

From PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Causes and consequences of fever in Amazonian pregnant women: A large retrospective study from French Guiana

From PLOS Global Public Health, “Like a broom tied together”: A qualitative exploration of social cohesion and its role in community capacity strengthening to support integrated health in Nigeria

From PLOS Digital Health, Centering health equity in large language model deployment

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PLOS Mental Health is an inclusive journal that aims to address challenges and gaps in the field of mental health research, treatment, and care in ways that put the lived experience of individuals and communities first. Exploring a breadth of topics from epidemiology to neurodiversity, digital innovation to mental health economics, our journal will connect experts across disciplines and surface diverse perspectives.

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