A new BBC drama manages to capture the flawed, but sometimes brilliant, men of Victorian medicine.
Slaves were involved in medical experimentation in the 1700s – both as sources of knowledge and as nonconsenting participants.
Starting a new job is never easy, never mind one that puts people's lives in your hands on a daily basis.
Modern healthcare specialises, but as the population ages, many patients need more general care.
Nearly one-fifth of US GDP is spent on health care. Where does all of that money go?
Doctors are taught how to treat skin cancer – but not necessarily how to empathise with those who have it.
Doctors and other health professionals are too focused on rehab and not enough on secondary prevention.
We asked two academics to check Jeremy Hunt's figures.
More than a third of GPs have had no training on autism.
Doctors can be struck off for having sexual contact with their patient, but where are the sanctions for patients?
Many women are not getting the right kind of attention.
Doctors in Kenya went on strike two months ago asking the government to implement a collective bargaining agreement signed in June 2013.
Nurses have taken on a surprising number of tasks that were once the preserve of doctors. And they do them exceptionally well.
Medical students are practising invasive techniques on themselves and fellow students, a new study shows. But aside from obvious safety concerns, is there anything wrong with self-practice?
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.
Medical students are using virtual reality to help them learn anatomy. But is it the game changing technology some people say it is?
Junior doctors are often blamed when things go wrong in hospital. But are we placing too many demands on them?
PTSD isn't all about bombs and bullets. The baggage soldiers and medics bring to war zones will help us better understand diverse responses.
Highly engaged doctors do much better on a wide range of important measures, from clinical performance, financial management and safety indicators to patient experience and overall quality standards.
Listen up junior doctors, here is your survival guide.