Caught Our Notice: A paper mistakenly ID’d a patient. Its retraction notice did, too. (Oops!)

What Caught Our Attention: Last year, a journal retracted a paper about a child who developed a rare complication related to the inherited disorder Gaucher Disease, after realizing it had inadvertently identified the child. It wasn’t an immediately obvious mistake — the authors listed the…

European Parliament Committee Urges End to Child Marriage

What does child marriage mean for girls’ lives? And why does child marriage persist? The European Union could do more to help end child marriage, and members of the European Parliament are working for it to do just that. On Thursday, the parliament’s Women’s Rights…

Amazon Pulls Child Sex Dolls Following Complaints

Amazon UK has pulled child sex dolls from their online storefront after widespread complaints from a watchdog group and others in Britain over concerns that pedophiles may use them as a “gateway doll” which would lead to the sexual abuse of children. Over a dozen child sex…

Child psychiatrist’s research was suspended “indefinitely” following probe

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) permanently suspended all research activities for a child psychiatrist years ago following an inquiry into her work, Retraction Watch has learned. In 2015, a UIC spokesperson told us the university had suspended Mani Pavuluri’s clinical research in 2013,…

Child took wrong compound for over a year after “communication error”

A journal is retracting a paper after it discovered researchers gave a child the wrong supplement for more than a year. Rhiannon Bugno, managing editor for Biological Psychiatry, told Retraction Watch the mix-up did not put the patient at risk. However, the mistake was enough…