Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
If hospitals are not thoroughly cleaned, patients may be at higher risk of infection. We tested a new approach to hospital cleaning, and found it could reduce infections and save money.
It's all very well having rights. But what do these rights really mean when you're with your GP, in hospital or in a nursing home?
A surprising number of people are catching pneumonia or urinary tract infections in hospital, a new Australian study shows for the first time.
Don't let that fly land in your hospital room. It could be carrying dangerous strains of bacteria.
I went to talk to men at football matches about why they don't want to become nurses – here's what I found out.
Labor and the Coalition's health policies and campaign strategy couldn't be more different this election.
At the Brisbane launch Shorten will emphasise the link between the tough economic decisions Labor has made and the ability provided to spend on health and other services.
Health has taken centre stage of the election campaign. Here's what you need to know to make sense of the claims (and counter claims) of the major parties so far.
Here's how the Turnbull/Morrison government performed on hospitals, primary care, pharmaceuticals and private health insurance.
Expensive hospitals are what Australians want, but prevention and local solutions are what Australians need.
Hospital disinfectants could be creating superbugs.
Subsidies for private health insurance premiums cost the government over A$6 billion a year. Is it time to scrap the rebate and redirect these funds elsewhere in the health system?
Hospitals are now required to post their prices online. This approach is unlikely to change US health care – but better price transparency tools could actually reduce costs.
Do we really need to wear an embarrassing, backless gown in hospital?
The A$1.25 billion health funding boost isn't based on any coherent policy direction. It's designed to shore up support in marginal electorates.
The health program was unveiled as the federal, state and territories meet in Adelaide on Wednesday for the Council of Australian Governments with health one of the items on the agenda.
Canadian hospitals are ill-equipped to deal with the inpatient opioid crisis. Lack of specialist addictions care puts patients and staff at risk.
Australians are waiting too long for elective surgery, dental care and treatment for mental health. It's no wonder health is a vote-changer.
Shortages and high prices are making pharmaceuticals, often including generics, out of reach for millions of Americans.