The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.
A new study explores the challenges that pregnant women in megacities such as Lagos face in emergency situations and how the options vary depending on their socioeconomic status.
A pediatrician answers parents' questions about catching up on missed childhood vaccinations and why that's so important.
Many more people need long-term specialist care, or are waiting a long time for elective surgery. These and other factors tell us we need to update how specialist referrals work.
Recent Alberta legislation increasing privatization in the health sector risks undermining the public health-care system, and will likely put profits over the public interest.
Nurses on both sides of the border report that they aren't getting the support they need to feel safe on the job and maintain their own health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has shown the flaws of a reactive health-care system designed to care for people who are already sick. A preventive approach would be more equitable, less expensive and keep us healthier.
New Canadian clinical practice guidelines for obesity aim to help reduce the prevalence and impact of weight bias and stigma in clinical care, and also encourage the public to advocate for change.
It's no wonder some Indigenous Australians are concerned about receiving different treatment in hospital.
Despite a lighter lockdown, Sweden hasn’t avoided the damaging economic disruption experienced elsewhere.
Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.
"Frankly, why should any hospital purchase coal-fired energy when it produces toxic air pollution that harms health?"
Measures to control the spread of COVID-19 within Indigenous communities represent less than one per cent of Canada's funding to limit the impacts of the virus.
A transparency index could fix issues in the current medical supply chain in the US.
Decades of armed conflict in Afghanistan has destroyed health-care infrastructure and the reconstruction efforts have failed to provide accessible healthcare, exacerbating the COVID-19 crisis.
Despite significant differences in their systems, both countries share the challenge of having to reduce the cost of health and long-term care for older citizens.
For many reasons, drug users are shifting from the use of conventional psychoactive drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin to pharmaceutical drugs for non-medical purposes.
COVID-19 is traumatizing nurses. Yet nurses have suffered trauma for decades, often due to insufficient resources, and changes within the field have been slow.
The only chaplain in the COVID-19 section of a Montréal hospital offers spiritual care to patients and families, as well to staff, who have found themselves more intimately exposed to life and death.
Since March, when Medicare-funded phone and video consultations with doctors and other health workers were made available to all Australians, millions of appointments have been delivered remotely.