A contentious, long-running battle focuses on the largely unfettered ability of surgeons with minimal expertise to perform high-risk procedures.
By Laura Santhanam
The Canadian government is working with indigenous communities to improve well-being and prevent suicide.
By Todd Bookman, WHYY
The sheer number of genetic tests has exploded in the past decade or so. There are now thousands of different testable genetic disorders.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it.
By Ed Silverman, STAT
The cost of insulin more than tripled — from $231 to $736 a year per patient — between 2002 and 2013, according to a new analysis.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Big companies are pushing back against proposed federal rules they say would require their medical plans to cover gender transition and other services for transgender people.
By Connie Kargbo
In South Africa, practitioners of traditional medicine, including herbalists, midwives, and faith healers who claim to speak to ancestors, have historically practiced openly and freely. But the government now aims to formally register and regulate the estimated 250,000 self-described healers,…
By Corinne Segal
An artist-in-residence at a brain tumor research center visualizes the often-unseen issue in ink, paint and text.
By Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News
Retail clinics, long seen as an antidote to more expensive doctor offices and emergency rooms, may actually boost medical spending by leading consumers to get more care, a new study shows.
By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
These R2D2-esque robots ferry carts of stuff around the vast hospital complex — food, linens, medications, medical waste and garbage. And they do it more efficiently than humans.
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