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Scalpel please, nurse… oh, wait!

Rich countries need to use their medical resources to address the global lack of surgical equipment, argues Maziar M Nourian.

Filed in: Health Medicine

Catholic nun barred, a step backward for women’s freedom

It’s an almost funny story, if it didn’t have a twist in the tale, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India Medicine Religion Women

There’s now a cure for hepatitis C… but most can’t afford it

Profit-focused drug companies are failing the ill, says Nick Harvey.

Filed in: Health Medicine Pharmaceuticals Poverty

Syria’s medical system is at breaking point

The country’s ongoing civil war is preventing treatment for those with chronic illnesses and acute injuries, reports Resham Khiani.

Filed in: Conflict Health Medicine Syria

Close encounter of the human kind

Mari Marcel Thekaekara has an unlikely experience at an ayurvedic ashram in Kerala.

Filed in: Culture Health India Medicine Religion

Corporates cashing in on mental-health diagnosis

Some of the experts who put together a popular psychiatry manual have fingers in Big Pharma pies, reports Adam McGibbon.

Filed in: Corporations Health Medicine Mental Health Pharmaceuticals

Podcast: John Kirk on Cuban healthcare

Moral medicine, or a socialist ‘pact with the devil’? A revolutionary take on healthcare.

Filed in: Cuba Health Medicine

Pharma vs India: a case of life or death for the world’s poor

Legal outcomes could ‘open the floodgates’ for companies to challenge generic drug production, keeping prices high, explains Nick Harvey.

Filed in: Health India Law Medicine

Moroccan harbour blocks ‘abortion ship’

An organization offering on-board terminations was hoping to sail into Smir today, despite opposition from the authorities.

Filed in: Activism Medicine Morocco Netherlands Women

Letter from Botswana: 'There's a good side to this HIV'

A new birth offers a sign of hope for Lauri Kubuitsile.

Filed in: Aids Botswana Children Medicine

The costs and benefits of animal experiments

Andrew Knight, author of a recent book on animal testing, responds to Laurie Pycroft’s case for it in our latest Argument

Filed in: Animals Medicine

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