Human behaviors shift. Policies change. New technology arrives and evolves. All those changes and more are hard to predict, and they affect tomorrow’s costs.
Health economists have tools for weighing up the benefits and costs of medical interventions. And they aren’t perfect.
Over the coming decade a new study will put citizens and communities at the centre of efforts to reimagine prosperity and define what constitutes a good quality of life.
Social relationships are generally good for mental health, but too much social activity can backfire, leading to fatigue and feelings of guilt when there isn’t enough time to nurture relationships.
Lockdown is a drastic solution to limit the impact of COVID-19 and has many costs, as this long read explains.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
For the roughly 3% of people who have this condition, sweating can be almost constant.
Palliative radiation therapy can improve a cancer patient’s life, by alleviating pain and other symptoms. Unfortunately, some doctors associate the term with end-of-life care and fail to refer people.
The latest data offer a vital resource for understanding Gauteng’s multi-faceted challenges.
Arbitration hearings into the deaths of mentally ill patients has brought to light shocking cruelty and neglect on the part of South African officials.
More than 2,000 Canadians have chosen medical assistance in dying (MAID) since legalization in 2016. But palliative care doctors aren’t embracing assisted suicide as part of their job.
When dementia patients use photos and music to produce digital stories about events in their lives, they start to remember. They also face their fears about the disease, and experience happiness.
Depending on where you live, having a disability can cost thousands of additional dollars per year. Government programs often don’t account for that.
With life expectancy stalling and austerity partly to blame, the UK must rethink its approach to retirement.