We need to recapture the humanity of the NHS and make doctors feel more than grinding cogs in a brutal machine.
The flu shot is a bargain – and people are more likely to get it if they know that.
In Canada, regulation of professions usually falls under provincial jurisdiction, but there may be feasible models for a national licence for health-care professionals.
It’s not all about the cost of treatment – and this is something the next government will need to address.
Twenty years after a landmark report on preventable deaths and injuries in hospitals, is the medical profession doing better?
NICE has concluded that more research is needed before it can recommend the use of cannabis based products for medicinal use.
Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are not only wasteful, but may also have unintended consequences for a child's health.
Canada has lots of doctors. The challenge is that the people who need health-care services cannot access the right care.
Despite protective apology legislation across Canada, many doctors and other health-care professionals remain too afraid or ashamed to apologize after medical errors.
Doctors who won't perform abortions on religious grounds may have stronger legal protection and may not be compelled to refer women to an alternative provider. Here's why that's bad news for women.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Security guards won't protect paramedics and community nurses from violent patients. And in hospital, some security guards can unwittingly escalate violence, unless they're specially trained.
Cuba is offering a compelling example of how we can take care of each other during the climate crisis with its work training doctors on Kiribati, a nation that is being devastated by climate change.
To reverse brain drain, the government should create a conducive environment for investment that will ensure employment opportunities
It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care.
Analysis of 228,000 comments shows that while surgeons are likely to be called ‘outstanding’ and ‘brilliant’, receptionists are branded 'arrogant' and 'rude'. But it's not because they do a bad job.
It takes about three years for safety problems to be identified in new drugs, newer drugs are almost always more expensive, and yet Canadian doctors still hand out hundreds of thousands of samples.
Physician Magnus Hirschfeld advocated for those he called 'sexual intermediaries.' His activism began before World War I – and ended only when the Nazis came to power.
Outed. Denied care. Openly harassed. These are just a few of the experiences reported by American transgender and non-binary individuals when seeking medical care or social services.
Patients may be at risk while chaperones fail to act impartially.