We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
Uganda's primary healthcare system needs to be strengthened to provide long term care for older people with chronic conditions.
Unpicking the baffling case of how one of Africa's dictators became the world's top ambassador for non-communicable diseases – at least for a while.
From cheap prosthetic arms for landmine victims in Sudan to the promise of surgery on astronauts in space — 3D printing is sparking a healthcare revolution.
Poor diet kills hundreds of thousands per year. If we want to achieve meaningful health care reform, we need to address our nation's nutrition crisis.
Once online, our healthcare data could be used for research long after we're gone.
Modern healthcare specialises, but as the population ages, many patients need more general care.
Confidential data and even human lives are at risk thanks to the huge spread of connected technology in healthcare.
The myth of compassion fatigue suggests that compassion is a finite resource. The reality is that health-care providers are over-worked and need better institutional support.
Cancer care is often impersonal, industrial and needlessly stressful. Allowing patients to witness personal introductions between their physicians would help ease their anxiety and build trust.
Africa is expected to have among the steepest increases in the number of people affected by non-communicable diseases - it needs health care systems that can cope.
Arguments about the AHCA showed deep disagreement on health care coverage. Could this move us toward universal coverage, which some say could be simpler? Don't hold your breath.
Doctors and other health professionals are too focused on rehab and not enough on secondary prevention.
Project Baseline opens up new opportunities in health care, both for the researchers working with big data and for consumers who want more sophisticated ways to track their health.
Redressing the balance can start from the bottom up.
Just about everyone wants medical care, but some want it a lot more. We discovered a personality trait that explains why it's hard to improve health care outcomes and costs.
Trump cuts bait, Ryan loses his nerve – and the Obamacare repeal goes down without a vote. What's next for Congress and the GOP?
Spiralling living costs on a diminshed pension has come with uncertainty about the future.
In preparing the 2017 national budget South Africa needs to take heed of warnings that its historical austerity measures are hurting the poor and even costing lives.