Medicine leads the professions in suicides. Fixing the physician suicide problem requires a re-examination of medicine's "right stuff."
South Africa must ensure that healthcare workers understand the importance of nutrition and that they transfer the correct messages to caregivers.
It's not all about eating leafy green vegetables and working out: Living and working conditions have a profound impact on our health. So why are politicians avoiding taking action?
The Trump administration wants to privatize more of the federal bureaucracy. New research suggests this can lead to discrimination in essential government services.
In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa men who have sex with men encounter stigma and prejudice when accessing health services.
To improve wait times for surgery, Canada needs to fix its health-care system. Developing a national seniors' strategy would be a good place to start.
The most effective way to improve flu vaccination rates among health workers in high-risk clinical areas and aged care facilities is to make it mandatory.
The case of this cult-like group shows health consumers need better protection.
Who's really benefiting from a health care system that provides free or low-cost plastic surgeries for the poor?
In a complex environment with massive numbers of internet-connected devices, the key barrier to better cybersecurity isn't funding: It's ensuring staff at all levels take action against the threat.
Private health insurance premiums are set to rise again. These 14 charts (well, technically 10 charts and four tables) look at some of the reasons why health insurance premiums keep going up and up.
One in four patients who stays overnight in hospital endures a complication.
Creative appointment scheduling minimizes in-office waiting for physicians and patients.
Thanks to Hurricane Maria, some US hospitals are experiencing a saline shortage. In times of emergency, medical supply chains break down too easily.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
The rapid growth of genetic testing and data-gathering could revolutionize health and medicine if governments work to protect people against privacy and societal risks.
If Americans become less healthy and have less access to health care, then everyone loses.
Once young women could access health insurance through their parents, they seemed to make very different decisions about contraception, abortion and marriage.
We have lots of data about hospital safety, but it's not used to make us safer or more comfortable when we're admitted.
It's hard but feasible to make a difference, as long as you work with the locals and don't become a 'disaster tourist.'