A vaccine recommendation from a health professional and convenient access will make the biggest difference to uptake.
Surrogacy is fraught with uncertainties. Proposed regulation, inspired by the way the caring professions are regulated, would protect the surrogate and provide certainty about legal parentage.
Here's how we can change the system of approval for new medical implants.
Dried and frozen fruit contain more sugar than their fresh equivalents. So, why do we think they're healthy?
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
Canadian insurance companies argue that a new law denying them access to genetic test results will raise the cost of insurance for everyone. That's doubtful.
The Pap smear test is used for screening for cancer, but it could be repurposed for diagnosing cervical cancer, according to new research.
The first generation of medical artificial intelligence systems are already rolling out to clinics. What are the plus- and down-sides?
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.
Parental well-being is being adversely affected by baby advice which isn't backed by evidence.
Most people know that second-hand smoke is dangerous, but evidence that third-hand smoke is dangerous too is growing.
Research suggests much drinking water contains plastic microparticles.
Reader Adam Barclay, 44, wants to know if someone his age has any chance of living forever.
Annoyed you don't have a sit-stand desk? Spare a thought for those workers who have to stand all day: Standing may double the risk of heart disease.
Manuka honey has a lot of evidence-based benefits, and a lot of rubbish claims too.
There are better places to go for health advice than cyberspace.
Sub-Saharan countries have unprecedented opportunities to substantially improve health outcomes within a generation, largely with their own resources.
...and then they need to record when remission occurs.
Taking a power nap on a night shift can leave you feeling groggy. And eating a large meal can reduce your alertness. So, what's a tired shift worker to do to make it through the night?