Raja Ampat is one of the richest in bio-marine life in the world. But many inhabitants of the cluster of islands in West Papua, Indonesia live in poverty.
University of Sydney conservation scientist Rick Shine has won a top science honour, for work that uses evolutionary theory to try and keep cane toads from killing Australia's native wildlife.
Almost half of all needle sticks in a hospital may be unnecessary, a recent study shows. There's a way to be done with one, thus avoiding the pain of extra sticks.
Cost and quality issues have long plagued the U.S. health care system because insurance companies both finance and manage medical care. So how did we get stuck with this system in the first place?
As health care providers seek ways to improve care and cut costs, providers and insurance companies have teamed up. A program in Michigan where providers share notes in real time appears to work.
Cognitive traps can steer doctors away from the right diagnosis.
For real reform to Medicare’s fee-for-service payments model, we need to look for more innovative solutions to how we pay for health care. These can be found in an unlikely place: the United States.
The government must do more to deliver a 21st-century health system – not just to improve its standing with voters but to meet the health needs of all Australians.
With the one-city format no longer viable, an Olympics expert proposes a radical new vision for the format of the Olympic Games. It actually makes a lot of sense.
Analyzing electronic data from many doctors' experiences with many patients, we can move ever closer to answering the age-old question: what is truly best for each patient?
Spiritual engagement is losing out to efficiency when it comes to older age.
A key goal of the Affordable Care Act was to lower health care costs, but first we have to help individuals make better choices.
The advent of social robots is giving rise to new possibilities in paediatric health care. But will they replace human specialists?
The leading GOP candidates all claim one of their top priorities will be to repeal Obamacare. An architect of the original law outlines the thorny – but plausible – path to repeal.
Asking 'Have you served in the military?' may seem like a minor issue, but it's actually much more important than you might think. And it's a question that few doctors make a point of asking.
Price in health care is a squishy concept. Different words relating to cost – charge, price and out-of-pocket cost – all have different meanings.
An examination of orthopedic surgery and knee replacement showed that higher payments were associated with markets dominated by a few large physician groups.
Seven babies died unnecessarily at Bacchus Marsh hospital between 2013 and 2014. The My Hospitals website and other reporting mechanisms gave no sign of any problems.
A perverse funding incentive creates or maintains the dependency of older people livin
There are several benefits of nurses providing input in policymaking processes. In South Africa, though, there are several barriers that prevent this.