Asia

Pakistani medical staff strike over privatisation plans

Medical staff are striking in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province over a plan to privatise hospitals.

AJ Impact

Arthritis, cancer treatments show biggest price increases in US

Report says Humira and Rituxan topped list of drugs with highest spike in cost, despite doubt about research methods.

Arthritis, cancer treatments show biggest price increases in US

Latin America

Venezuela's teen pregnancy crisis takes a toll

Already facing a severe economic crisis, Venezuela is struggling to deal with higher than global average teen pregnancy rates.

AJ IMPACT

No-deal Brexit threatens Europe's medicine supplies

Nearly 6,000 drugs will need to go through a new licensing process after Brexit.

No-deal Brexit could deepen Europe's medicine shortages

US Elections 2020

Second US Democratic debate night two: What did candidates say?

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and other Democratic 2020 candidates clash about healthcare and immigration.

Second US Democratic debate night two: What did candidates say?

AJ Impact

White House changes course on how to cut prescription costs

By ditching rebate plan drug companies favoured, Trump signals new willingness to take on manufacturers directly.

White House changes course on how to cut prescription costs

AJ Impact

Trump's executive order will shake up the kidney-care industry

The president ordered the US Department of Health and Human Services to develop policies for in-home kidney treatment.

Trump's executive order will shake up the kidney-care industry

Obamacare

Affordable Care Act: US court to weigh its constitutionality

Court to decide if Congress effectively invalidated ACA when it zeroed out the tax imposed on those without insurance.

Affordable Care Act: US court to weigh its constitutionality

US & Canada

Obamacare: Affordable Care Act under threat in US

There are 8.5 million Americans that receive low-cost health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

US & Canada

Can robots improve a doctor's empathy?

Hal, a state-of-the-art medical training mannequin, is capable of talking and simulating distressed emotions, helping students prepare to deal with real-world situations and behaviours.

US Elections 2020

US Democratic debate night two: What did the candidates say?

Ten more candidates took the stage on Thursday in the final night of the first 2020 Democratic debate.

US Democratic debate night two: What did the candidates say?

Asia

Pakistan struggles with unprecedented HIV infections in children

The number of HIV cases in southern Pakistan has spiked, and children seem to be the most affected.

Africa

DRC: Measles vaccinations suspended over latest Ebola outbreak

Ebola outbreak in the DRC is affecting urgent medical care for other diseases.

Africa

Elderly patient abuse in Pretoria highlights public health woes

A 76-year-old woman is found by relatives lying on cold floor in South Africa hospital, her hands and legs tied to a steel bench.

Europe

Scientists discover new source of antibiotics in ancient lake

Russian scientists discovered creatures in Lake Baikal that may be crucial to the discovery of new antibiotics.