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‘Patients who should live are dying’: Greece’s public health meltdown

Seven years of austerity have seen hospitals become danger zones, doctors say, with many fearing worse is to comeRising mortality rates, an increase in...

Texas federal judge halts Obama protection of transgender health rights

Rules to prevent discrimination by doctors and hospitals held in ruling by judge who blocked Obama on transgender bathroom accessA federal judge in Texas...

Bitter irony: I wanted to speak out about mental health but...

Mental health week came and went and I stayed silent. Thats the thing about mental illness often we cant talk about it when...

World Health Organisation urges all countries to tax sugary drinks

WHO says a tax of 20% results in a drop in sales and consumption of sugary drinks, which are driving obesity crisisAll countries are...

Fitness trackers do not increase activity enough to noticeably improve health

Study finds group using wearable fitness tracker did show improved levels of physical activity over a year but not enough to improve health,...

Childhood concussion linked to lifelong health and social problems

Study suggests that even mild childhood head injuries can increase the risk of low educational attainment, psychiatric hospitalisation and early deathChildren who suffer a...

Transgender health discrimination ban faces legal challenge from five states

Catholic healthcare providers join in federal lawsuit targeting Obama administration rule, in latest challenge to presidents transgender rights pushFive states and a group of...

LGBT advocates applaud landmark CDC study on high school students’ health

First nationally representative study asking students about their sexuality finds LGB teens face higher levels of violence and increased risk of suicidal thoughtsFor some,...