Thanks to Hurricane Maria, some US hospitals are experiencing a saline shortage. In times of emergency, medical supply chains break down too easily.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
The rapid growth of genetic testing and data-gathering could revolutionize health and medicine if governments work to protect people against privacy and societal risks.
If Americans become less healthy and have less access to health care, then everyone loses.
Once young women could access health insurance through their parents, they seemed to make very different decisions about contraception, abortion and marriage.
We have lots of data about hospital safety, but it's not used to make us safer or more comfortable when we're admitted.
It's hard but feasible to make a difference, as long as you work with the locals and don't become a 'disaster tourist.'
A staggering 70 per cent of female inmates are back in prison within two years of their release. Basic health and dental care could help change this, according to new research.
The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
In most markets, diversity and choice foster robust competition. In health insurance they could lead to fragmentation and market failure.
Hurricane Maria has left 3.4 million Puerto Ricans facing shortages of food, health care and transit, an American humanitarian crisis fueled by the US territory's May 2017 bankruptcy.
Bold leadership is needed to adapt Canada's expensive and mediocre health-care system for an aging population struggling with chronic disease.
The French health care system is rated as one of the best in the world, but it’s a shield that’s under increasing stress.
The first generation of medical artificial intelligence systems are already rolling out to clinics. What are the plus- and down-sides?
More seniors are reporting good health in recent years, but gains are primarily among more advantaged groups.
A recent study found that 30 per cent of Canadian health care is unnecessary. Here are five recommendations to avoid pointless health care -- for doctors and patients.
There are two common medications that prevent preterm birth – and poor black women often can't access either one.
A new study has established a cause and effect relationship between years of education and heart disease.
Evacuations and disruptions to health care during and after disasters like Hurricane Harvey are serious threats for older adults, who may need support well after relief operations end.
Australia does not have a national system that collects data on hospital acquired infections. But new research has shed light on how many do occur each year across the country.