Australians are waiting too long for elective surgery, dental care and treatment for mental health. It’s no wonder health is a vote-changer.
GP at Hand is winning plaudits, but what are the long-term costs of this video consultation service?
Each person experiences pain differently, depending on his or her genetic makeup. That makes it difficult to figure out what treatments patients need.
Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need help.
Year after year, southern states consistently rank among the worst in the US for health and wellness.
Mass incarceration harms the health of prisoners, their families and the people who work in detention centers.
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.
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.
There are two common medications that prevent preterm birth – and poor black women often can’t access either one.
Research shows that when the government cuts housing benefit, it harms the mental health of those affected.
It seems that vulnerability is a cost of privilege, and resilience comes as a result of adversity.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot explains how the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, determine their risk of poor health.
Solving the problem could save a fortune.
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.
The harshest cuts have yet to happen, but the bite is already being felt.
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.
How Premier League teams would be arranged if table was according to their area’s health.
Division between the have and have nots is likely to widen – and food is one area where many will go without.
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.
Patients don’t always get their say, but a bill of rights for cancer shows that differences can be made.