A University of Cape Town medical student doing yoga for a project that draws on ideas from medical and health humanities.
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Medical and Health Humanities conversations and collaborations about health are growing and gaining momentum in Africa.
In 2016, parents protested the previous Ontario Liberal government’s decision to cut therapy for autistic children aged five and older. Moves by Ontario’s Conservative government have also raised concerns.
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An autism policy researcher and the mother of an affected child weighs in on the recent changes announced to the Ontario Autism Program.
A hallowed chamber for an important address.
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As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here's what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
Many patients are surprised to learn what their health care procedures cost.
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.
Why choice should not be the most important factor in elder care.
More data may be key to disrupting health care.
The president should use his penchant for shaking up the status quo to tackle the genuine crisis in health care.
The president met with veterans in September at a signing ceremony.
The Trump administration is preparing to shift billions in veterans' health care spending to private providers. Research suggests privatizing essential services comes with a social cost.
Remote presence technology enables a medic to perform an ultrasound at the scene of accident.
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A remote medicine program in Saskatchewan allows acutely ill children and pregnant women to be treated by specialist doctors, without leaving their communities.
A number of Australian nursing homes use Paro, a therapeutic robot that looks and sounds like a baby harp seal, to interact with residents with dementia.
It's easy to get excited about the potential for robots to help care for the sick, injured and elderly, but we need the right regulations in place to deal with issues as they emerge.
Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, was re-elected in West Virginia, where voters cited health care as a major concern.
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Voters listed health care as one of their biggest concerns in the midterm elections. Were their concerns addressed? The results are mixed.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi spoke in D.C. the night of the midterm elections.
As House Democrats prepare their agenda for the next two years, dealing with America's massive fiscal gap should be at the top of their list.
Many Australians travel overseas for dental surgery.
With the often prohibitive costs of dental treatment in Australia, travelling overseas to have dental work done is increasingly common. But it's important to exercise caution.
Training in improvisational theatre enables health professionals to learn deeper empathy, as well as mental agility and other clinical skills.
Health professionals need a dose of drama in their training to build clinical and interpersonal skills.
Women in Nepal are tapped for volunteer health work. Many take on the work out of a sense of duty, but also gain access to otherwise inaccessible opportunities. Here women are seen on a bus in Pokhara, Nepal.
Women health-care volunteers in places like Nepal, Afghanistan and Ethiopia play a vital role in the health system, yet they are undervalued and undertrained.
Surgeons and dentists cost more, but drugs are getting cheaper.
New figures show we are spending less on health than we used to but it mightn't last, and surgeons and dentists are charging more.
Finding ways to link health care data in a secure and confidential way.
The strengths of blockchain technologies could help address the weaknesses of health care systems to store and secure medical records.
Medical social workers perform many tasks for patients, but the work is taking a high toll on them, leading to burnout and attrition.
Medical social workers coordinate care, an especially important job in complicated cases. Just as nurses and doctors are feeling burned out, these unsung heroes are feeling the burn, too. Here's why that's dangerous.
Health workers and patients protesting at the Hospital Dr. Jose Maria Vargas in Caracas, Venezuela.
The impact of Venezuela's medical crisis is not gender-neutral.
Suicide is more prevalent among doctors than any other profession. Burnout could be a reason.
Medicine leads the professions in suicides. Fixing the physician suicide problem requires a re-examination of medicine's "right stuff."
Caregivers need to be educated on the importance of routine nutrition screening and interventions.
South Africa must ensure that healthcare workers understand the importance of nutrition and that they transfer the correct messages to caregivers.