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.
In twin speeches to the National Press Club, Labor leader Bill Shorten said bulk-billing rates are falling, while Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said bulk-billing is at record levels. Who was right?
Doctors in Kenya went on strike two months ago asking the government to implement a collective bargaining agreement signed in June 2013.
Kenya faces a rising number of major incidents and disasters. Any delays in treating patients could result in increased morbidity and mortality rates.
With more demand on doctors and nurses and a push for quicker consultations, clinical empathy is being dwarfed by the need for efficiency.
Artificial intelligence is already transforming a range of industries but it has still to make an impact on healthcare. So what's the hold up?