Overdoing it? Pills and thrills and bellyaches.
When one in six hospitalisations of older patients are due to harm from their medicines, then something is going seriously wrong.
World Health Organisation director-general Margaret Chan at the launch of a new global campaign against antibiotic resistance.
More than 700,000 people die each year from antibiotic-resistant infections. The World Health Organisation is trying to end the age of ignorance to protect this global common good.
Young women in Kano, northern Nigeria. Access to cancer screening in the region is particularly problematic.
Women in northern Nigeria are not going for cancer screenings early enough. There are myriad social, cultural and economic reasons for this. But early detection would save their lives.
Ejuba, the drone that was used to research the effectiveness of the cargo-carrying drones, is now being used to transport medical supplies.
Drones could provide an essential cargo-carrying service in rural areas where there are fewer clinics, less healthcare workers and limited transport services.
There’s still potential for health apps, but good ones.
Having 'approved' poor quality, privacy-busting and clinically dubious apps, the NHS Health App Library closes - but it didn't need to be this way.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vaccinates his three-month-old granddaughter with oral polio vaccine earlier this year.
The health system Muhammadu Buhari inherited in Nigeria is not performing at an optimal level. It has poor governance at the primary health care level and weak collaboration and co-ordination.
The NHS has always used incentives to shape doctors' behaviour but the latest payments are a blunt instrument.
As the Australian government tightens its belt, consumers end up spending more of their own money on health.
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Australians are picking up some of the slack of government belt-tightening by paying more for health, with experts concerned this could reduce the equity in Australia's health system.
The future may not be as bleak as we thought.
Five new European studies say dementia occurrence is stable or falling. Our panic may have been unnecessary.
Who’s peeping at your files?
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Repeated data panics have left the public in a state of anger and confusion. How does NHS England fix the problem?
Take one mental health issue, then add the label of a disorder, then see if therapists apply their own prejudices.
Today’s Da Vinci sticks to surgery rather than the wide interests of its namesake.
Robotic surgeon assistants are growing in popularity, but aren't always team players.
There is a skewed distribution of skilled staff and an imbalance of skills.
If South Africa's complete health workforce is tallied, there is not a critical shortage of human resources to provide health care services.
Is time running out for the NHS?
The Conservative Party's plans for an extra £8 billion annual health spending aren't enough to halt a decline in quality care – never mind transform the NHS.
Blurred lines? Meddling with the NHS is an accident waiting to happen.
The NHS might be an election battleground but the system is a world standard, and should not be meddled with for political or economic ends.
The price of growth? Ebola management in Guinea.
European Commission DG ECHO
If ever we wanted a reminder of how global capitalism has got things wrong, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa serves the purpose well. Our assumption that economic growth is essential is not only a feature…
Circle to walk away after three years and £5m losses.
Healthcare group Circle has announced that it plans to withdraw from its contract to run Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire, three years into a deal that was supposed to last ten years. The company…
Empowering patients might have more to do with bean-counting than you realise.
In Austerity Britain, few cutbacks capture the public ire like those directed towards the beloved NHS. In the public consciousness at least, it seems the NHS must remain outside the whims of party politics…
Taking the fight to Ebola.
European Commission DG ECHO
The Ebola crisis brings into sharp contrast the importance of appropriate regulation for trials of new drugs. The “gold standard” in clinical research is the randomised trial, but the reliance on one particular…
Commotion outside house of infected nurse Teresa Ramos near Madrid.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst in recorded history. There have been in excess of 7,400 cases and 3,439 deaths, primarily in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. More recently, the spread of…