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Trying to maximise lives saved will inevitably be contentious and imperfect.
Cuban doctors arrive in Italy to help fight COVID-19.
Cuba stresses its programme to send doctors abroad is based in solidarity. But there are diplomatic and economic reasons too.
Netflix and lockdown.
A sector-by-sector look at who is benefiting, who is in trouble and who could go either way.
In the U.S. health care industry, price and cost are often conflated.
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It's not the price of health care that should concern us. It's the cost. There's a distinction, and it matters. Here's why.
A sense of wellbeing can have an important affect on parents' decisions when it comes to health care.
A patient is transferred to a new temporary hospital in Wuhan.
The Chinese Communist Party has long used healthcare as part of its propaganda operation.
Our systematic review found that sexual minority women experience worse treatment in the healthcare system.
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Health services are routinely falling short when it comes to providing care to lesbian, bisexual, trans and other sexual minority women.
Locked up for life?
More inmates are growing old and dying in prison, and the system is not designed to cope.
Low blood pressure may cause problems for many older people.
Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
How do you know if a brace is better versus the patient just believing it is?
Are more technologically advanced prosthetics and orthotics actually better for improving health? Or do we just think they are better? And most importantly, how do we figure it out?
What rights do you have when discussing medical treatments or test results with your doctor?
It's all very well having rights. But what do these rights really mean when you're with your GP, in hospital or in a nursing home?
There are more radiological scans than ever, but too few radiologists to interpret them.
The Medical Futurist
Automated decision making has been around in healthcare since the 1970s, and now radiology is the new frontline where AI is being deployed.
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People are increasingly considering themselves experts on drugs.
Bulk-billing rates have been trending upwards for well over a decade.
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Yes, 86% of GP visits were bulk-billed in 2017-18, up from 82% when Labor was in power. But they also rose under Labor, while the percentage for "patients" seems to be lower than the percentage for "visits".
Free office food isn’t there just to fill your belly.
From Ford to Facebook, companies have long used benefits to mold employee behavior – even incentivizing the 'right' kind of lifestyle.
As machine learning progresses, its applications include faster, more accurate medical diagnoses.
A research lab at the University of Saskatchewan is pursuing the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare diagnoses.
There needs to be more focus on treating people before they need a hospital.
Expensive hospitals are what Australians want, but prevention and local solutions are what Australians need.
The Phelophepa train offers eye, dental and psychology clinics as well as HIV screening and vaccines.
The Phelophepa Train
How working with limited resources in remote areas helped improve the skills of one healthcare professional.
The Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2018.
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Many health professionals leave Africa because they don’t know how to handle the non-clinical systemic problems.
A hallowed chamber for an important address.
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As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here's what four economists had to say about the state of the union.