There’s more to the numbers than what you see on TV.
A bioethicist argues that the problem of health disparities existed long before COVID-19 struck with a vengeance in marginalized communities.
Even in hospitals, where hand hygiene is vital, staff don’t always remember to wash their hands. What hope is there for the rest of us? Thankfully, research on handwashing behaviours has some answers.
A give-and-take between patient and provider is essential to patient care. As the COVID-19 pandemic ushers in a new era of medicine, one doctor wonders if this connection will be lost.
Pregnancy can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic.
COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don’t fully understand. It’s a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
The World Bank is giving $160 billion to help bolster the world’s weaker health systems – but it needs to do more.
Delaying medical care comes at a cost, both human and financial. The patients some emergency rooms have been seeing are a lot sicker and more likely to need hospitalization.
Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.
Audiologists recommend enhanced communication strategies in the time of coronavirus to help the nearly 60 million Americans living with hearing loss in one or both ears.
Images of religious buildings being used to treat the sick shouldn’t come as surprise. The practice has a long tradition, dating back to the Middle Ages.
Southern governors are starting to reopen their economies at the same time COVID-19 cases are spreading through the rural South.
Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They’re tried and tested.
A recent study suggested the coronavirus could spread up to four metres. But the evidence isn’t strong enough to suggest we should change social distancing advice from 1.5 metres.
The COVID-19 pandemic gives us a chance to improve our elective surgery system when it restarts.
As the number of people hospitalised with COVID 19 rises, so do the number of people wanting to visit their sick loved ones. Who can visit?
Rural communities have become resentful of city residents swooping in for food, medical supplies and shelter in vacation homes. We need a better strategy for allocating resources in the pandemic.
Fear of contracting coronavirus in hospital means people could be suffering in silence at home without getting the essential care they need.
Buildings with lots of occupants such as tower blocks and hospitals could be a hidden risk in the battle against COVID-19.
Trying to maximise lives saved will inevitably be contentious and imperfect.