Harsh tales of mothers and fathers thrust into the court system as they seek the best treatment for a sick child are a warning.
Computer-aided decision-making has been shown to help in clinical contexts. But winning over doctors and patients is a different matter.
Donald Trump wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and allow insurers in one state to sell in another. Do his ideas hold up?
Some 85% of research into drugs and treatments ends up on the cutting room floor but not all of that should.
Thanks to Brexit the NHS will be under-funded and short-staffed. Also, you might not receive free emergency healthcare if you travel to Europe.
Pay-for-performance for doctors works brilliantly ... but only in theory.
The key battleground of South Australia has been inundated during the campaign with regular visits from both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.
Having a baby in prison can be traumatic, so how can this issue be solved?
The city of Manchester now has control over it's NHS budget, but what does this mean in real terms?
Once adept at gliding through the corridors of power, new threats face the sages of the business and policy world.
Sending mentally ill adults and children long distances for care is unacceptable and must end.
A disease which can mimic the slow march of old age is especially cruel and challenging for those in the prime of life.
Instead of scouring the developing world for healthcare staff, we should be doing more to help doctors and nurses arriving here as refugees to join in.
One of the UK's most senior nurses has been forced to apologise after publicly attacking professional practice. Here's the case for the defence.
An examination of orthopedic surgery and knee replacement showed that higher payments were associated with markets dominated by a few large physician groups.
Britain's local healthcare system of small time gatekeepers should become stronger networks of powerful providers.
When one in six hospitalisations of older patients are due to harm from their medicines, then something is going seriously wrong.
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.
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.
Drones could provide an essential cargo-carrying service in rural areas where there are fewer clinics, less healthcare workers and limited transport services.