Scores of people rely on South Africa’s disability grants to make ends meet—but who should qualify? Health workers don’t always agree, writes Koot Kotze, a community service doctor who evaluates patients for disability grants daily. It leaves him “vexed”:…
Black men are far more likely to make preventive health choices if the recommendations come from a black doctor, according to a revealing analysis of patient/doctor visits published by the National Bureau for Economic Research.
NYU medical school tuition will be free from now on, regardless of merit or need, the school announced yesterday, making it the first top-10 med school to do so, CNN reports.
2018 has been a year for “shining a light in dirty, dark corners,” in terms of the harassment and inequality of women in the US, says physician Katherine Sherif. The movement is perhaps also helping to surface chilling stories of medical negligence and oversight in women’s…
Contradicting assumptions held by over 50% of Americans that immigrants drive up healthcare costs, a new study finds that not only do immigrants receive far less care, they’re likely to pay more into the system than they take out when compared with those US-born.
Venezuela’s collapsing health system has breast cancer patients resorting to “20th century” treatment for lack of better options.
If you’re a woman and you’re having a heart attack, you may want to have a female physician treat you.
MONTRÉAL—“When you have more, you have to give more.” That advice, from Québec's Chief Public Health Officer Horacio Arruda, aptly described his audience of medical students attending a health inequities forum at the International Federation of Medical Students’…
Despite the Trump administration’s relentless efforts to raze Obamacare, enrollment in the plan is up 6% with strong indications that 2019 premium increases will be substantially lower than in years past.
Layers of efforts to extend life for the terminally ill are leaving patients, families—even doctors—holding out for a miracle instead of preparing for the inevitable, writes Atul Gawande. 25% of all Medicare spending goes to the 5% of patients in their final year of life.