When people are ill, they like to receive personalized care. But modern medicine is increasingly beholden to budgets and efficiency. Hospitals increasingly resemble assembly lines. How far will economizing in medical care go?
The dead babies were discovered when Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko made a surprise visit to a maternity hospital. Health officials say the babies were stored in boxes because the hospital does not have a mortuary.
A publicly funded hospital recently saved Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro's life after an assassination attempt. But this good news belies Brazil's public health care crisis, as Thomas Milz reports.
Nations around the world have said they're ready to commit billions to eradicate tuberculosis. But the deal only came about after countries denied US-proposed changes to protect pharmaceutical companies.
Gone are the days when gonorrhea was associated with dark alleyways and backstreet brothels. Today, it's clear that anyone can become infected — and fast.
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