When it comes to health care, it's generally the case that the care in wealthy countries is better than in impoverished ones.But a country's GDP only goes so far in predicting how things will go, as a survey of the some of best-off countries finds.Take a guess which rich country's health system prov
America’s hospitals treat patients with life-ending cancers very differently in their final months, with some deploying chemotherapy and other life-prolonging efforts until the end and others directing most of their patients into hospice, a new study finds.The report released today by the Dartmo
So what's the world's leading killer of young children? Malaria? AIDS? Diarrhea?Nope, it's acute respiratory infections – things like pneumonia, flu, respiratory syncytial virus, Hemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), and complications of measles.
In another significant vote on the health front Tuesday, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors took a big step toward an ordinance against restaurants handing out toys as part of junky kids' meals.Can you say McDonald's Happy Meal?
In Maryland, where I live, there's a 1 in 119 chance that I'll hit a deer with my car in the next year.Overall, there's a 1 in 183 chance of an American driver doing the same thing, according to claims data crunched by insurer State Farm.