Early intervention is a proven way to address the burden of mental ill health. We just need to better understand who is at risk of developing a mental disorder – and how best to treat them.
Falls are a major cause of disability in seniors - but there are some clearcut ways to prevent them.
Stripping away preexisting conditions coverage would have far-reaching effects, but 50- to 64-year-olds are most vulnerable. Ignoring medical issues at that age could mean sicker oldsters later on.
Britain's health service will soon cost £200 billion. Don't mope, it's cause for celebration.
Australia is the only country in the OECD that allows specialists complete freedom to set their own fees. This puts patients at risk – but the government can help protect them.
Poorer children in Australia are less likely to receive their share of Medicare funding, particularly in the first years of life.
To improve wait times for surgery, Canada needs to fix its health-care system. Developing a national seniors' strategy would be a good place to start.
Private health insurance premiums are set to rise again. These 14 charts (well, technically 10 charts and four tables) look at some of the reasons why health insurance premiums keep going up and up.
The demographics, which include declining numbers of adult children free to step up and potentially fewer immigrants, suggest that this big problem society faces will get bigger.
More than 47 million people age 65 and older live in the US, and many need help accessing health care. Here are some questions that grown children should ask their parents' doctors.
It's exciting to think we're on the brink of a genomic revolution in health care. But just because new technology becomes available, it doesn't mean it should automatically be publicly funded.
The House just passed its version of the tax plan, which includes about US$1 trillion in cuts for corporations. The question, who will be left holding the potato?
There are three psychological treatments we know work, that aren't funded by medicare.
Australia was ranked top of the world in terms of the efficiency of our health care system and health outcomes, but only seventh in terms of equity.
Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care plan is bound to be expensive and politically impossible. A simple expansion of Medicare offers a cheaper and more passable path to universal care.
The AMA are pushing for simplified insurance packages that would see gold, silver and bronze products offered. This won't solve the overall problem with private health insurance.
Medicaid, a state-federal entitlement program that people associate only with the poor, pays for care for more than six in 10 nursing home residents. That could be you, or someone you love.
The sheer number of fallible people and systems with access to Medicare numbers makes it difficult to keep this data secure.
The health care bill proposed by Senate Republicans was little better than the House version, which begs an important question: Who's driving health care law – a free market or insurance companies?
As Republicans seek to repeal Obamacare, they have added an overhaul of Medicaid to their plans. Here's a look at the program and the surprising number of people who would be affected by cuts.