Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Participants of clinical trials can easily communicate online, which poses a big problem for medical researchers.
Each year, inspectors visit Australian hospitals. But they're less like secret shoppers who identify flaws, and more like guests of a carefully orchestrated performance. This needs to change.
There were 325,000 mobile health apps available in 2017. But while the digital health revolution is exciting, its rate of development is posing challenges for patients and healthcare professionals.
Comics often portray those with dementia as abnormal or less than human.
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.
Half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the UK still die of the disease.
Creative appointment scheduling minimizes in-office waiting for physicians and patients.
We need to ensure cancer research addresses what matters most.
Already suffering debilitating side effects, chemotherapy patients could be made seriously ill by the food they eat.
Shortages negatively affecting ability to care for patients
Doctors are taught how to treat skin cancer – but not necessarily how to empathise with those who have it.
Many Americans unable to afford health expenses are raising funds through medical crowdfunding. What are the risks?
Both GPs and patients need to wake up to the immediate risk that antibiotic misuse poses.
Doctors can be struck off for having sexual contact with their patient, but where are the sanctions for patients?
Epidurals were developed for pregnant women to address the severe pain of labour. In Australia approximately one in three pregnant women in labour has an epidural for pain relief.
There's often limited evidence for many common types of surgery. Understanding what makes good evidence is the key to deciding what's best for you.
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.
Noisy bedtimes and MRSA – how patient experiences can address issues during hospital stays.
We more readily trust medical treatments but not the people who treat us.