Every patient is different.
Each person experiences pain differently, depending on his or her genetic makeup. That makes it difficult to figure out what treatments patients need.
Research suggests that suicides by racial and ethnic minorities are undercounted.
Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn't mean they don't need help.
A medical student examines a patient during daily rounds at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Year after year, southern states consistently rank among the worst in the US for health and wellness.
Exercise equipment in a yard outside the East Block for condemned prisoners at San Quentin State Prison in California.
Mass incarceration harms the health of prisoners, their families and the people who work in detention centers.
Tribally led wellness encampment in Wyoming.
Compared to the average US citizen, American Indians and Alaskan Natives live shorter lives and are at greater risk for a number of health problems.
Surgeons at the University of Saskatchewan use a 3D printed human brain to plan complex neurosurgical procedures for patients with movement disorders.
From cheap prosthetic arms for landmine victims in Sudan to the promise of surgery on astronauts in space — 3D printing is sparking a healthcare revolution.
A premature baby’s hand is held through an incubator.
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There are two common medications that prevent preterm birth – and poor black women often can't access either one.
As the housing affordability gap for the poorest widens, it takes its toll on mental health.
Research shows that when the government cuts housing benefit, it harms the mental health of those affected.
White Americans might be more vulnerable to psychosocial risk factors.
It seems that vulnerability is a cost of privilege, and resilience comes as a result of adversity.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot: ‘Health is a better measure of social progress than national income.’
Professor Sir Michael Marmot explains how the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, determine their risk of poor health.
Poverty is part of the reason for the current A&E crisis.
Solving the problem could save a fortune.
Although health care has become more accessible and affordable, quality at the facilities is still a problem.
The government has put a lot of effort into making health care in South Africa more accessible, but the quality of the service still lags behind.
Times are tough – for some more than others.
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The harshest cuts have yet to happen, but the bite is already being felt.
Trying to find out how money is being spent in your area? It’s not always that easy.
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Groups in charge of the NHS budget for your care should be open, but more often than not it's hard to tell how your where the money is going.
West Ham: higher score.
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How Premier League teams would be arranged if table was according to their area's health.
Cost of food predicted to rise.
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Division between the have and have nots is likely to widen – and food is one area where many will go without.
Pre-hospital care matters.
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But not in the way you think. Insurance isn't just about getting care when you are really sick. It's also about the care you get before that.
As a patient you can make your mark.
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Patients don't always get their say, but a bill of rights for cancer shows that differences can be made.
Racial discrimination may have biological impacts lasting across generations.
Think about the last time you left the house. Did strangers on the street acknowledge your presence with a smile or avert their glance? Chances are that the answer depended on your age, gender and, of…
Solution to a London problem.
A consequence of the momentous debates unfolding following the Scottish referendum is the growing call for the north of England to be given greater control over how resources are used to tackle regional…