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A Global Effort to Help Alice in Her Battle With Dementia

Lord Darzi | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Lord Darzi

Even if we do not suffer Alice's fate ourselves, most of us will know someone who has. The global prevalence of dementia is doubling every 20 years, fueled by the aging of societies across the globe.

Brits Think We're Nuts for Believing Our Health System Is Better Than Theirs

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When I was an industry PR guy, I was part of a never-ending effort to defame the NHS, usually by citing a few anecdotes about Brits who claimed to endure long waits for needed care. The industry's propaganda got little resistance from the media or the American public.

Why We Believe Innovative Partnerships Can Capture the Talent of Outstanding Entrepreneurs to Create Lasting Social Impact

Dominic Llewellyn | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Dominic Llewellyn

We believe that addressing complex societal challenges necessitates new innovative approaches; long-term approaches that dovetail delivering sustainable impact for the bottom line as well as for society.

Obamacare Is a Distraction

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In draping this fiscal problem in a hospital gown, we can't see what's really at issue. A national conversation that detracts from the real issue -- an aging population that needs more, better and more effective health care -- will have long-term, devastating consequences.

Berwick Report Emphasizes Learning, Empathy; Not Punishment

Helen Riess, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2013 | Science
Helen Riess, M.D.

What happened at Mid Staffordshire Hospital was almost the perfect storm. Combine an absence of leadership and an over-focus on cost-cutting, and to that add discouraged staff, and you have all the ingredients for disaster.

The Company That Is Running Britain

The Guardian | John Harris | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

In May this year, a huge company listed on the London Stock Exchange found itself in the midst of controversy about a prison it runs for the governmen...

Worker Fired For Taking Sodas That Fell From Vending Machine

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

Melanie Milner, a U.K. nurse, was recently fired over soda. After wandering over to the office vending machine to purchase a single can, Milner watche...

Binge-Drinking Reaches Crisis Levels

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

LONDON -- The girls slumped in wheelchairs look barely conscious, their blond heads lolling above the plastic vomit bags tied like bibs around their n...

How Muslims Against Crusades Can Benefit From Theresa May's Ban

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 01.23.2014 | UK Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

The UK Home Secretary Theresa May's decision to impose a ban on protest group 'Muslims Against Crusades' as of midnight tonight is highly likely to cause a storm of controversy.

Angry Mother Threatens NHS With Legal Action Over Fake Nurse Probe

PA | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home

A "livid" mother has vowed to take legal action after learning her son was one of hundreds of children who received jabs from a suspected un...

Her Nether Regions: What's Normal?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 10.25.2011 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

A study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has declared that most women seeking genital cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of their inner lips do not have oversized or misshapen labia minora.

Nasty Nurses? Tell Me Something New

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Patterson

Some people, on hearing that old people in hospital were being left lying in their own faeces, or with open wounds that no one had put a bandage on, o...

Australia's Blackwater Sets its Sights on NHS Hospital

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Kilkenny

The company that runs Australia's refugee prisons has set its sights on an NHS hospital. Serco Health, along with another company, Circle Health, have...

Sarah Dale, British Nurse, Fired After Bedding Cancer Patients' Husbands

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sarah Dale, a 39-year-old nurse who specialized in dealing with cancer patients, has admitted to having relationships with two husbands of her patient...

Political Health Endgame: You Deserve Better Solutions

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

Our current medical model is based on disease and organ pathology. A disease management system. No overt disease and your doctor will dismiss you. It will not be covered by your insurance.

Jason Linkins

Canadians Defend Their Health Care System In Video | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the unfortunate side-effects of the often confused health care reform discourse is the way so many perfectly nice health care systems that oper...

Who Runs The Death Panels, Again?

David Dayen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Dayen

The truth is that you do not have health insurance, even if you think you're covered.

Britons Defend Their Health Care From US Criticism

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONDON — Britons love to mock their National Health Service – just don't let anyone else poke fun at it. They particularly resent the Bri...

Right-Wing Group Tricked British Women Into Appearing In Anti-Reform Ad

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this year, Conservatives for Patients Rights (CPR), an anti-health care reform group led by the disgraced former CEO of Columbia/HCA Healthcar...

British Defend Their Healthcare System

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Where other British citizens saw gross lies, exaggerations, and frustrating half-truths, Graham Linehan saw a "golden opportunity to kickstart a campaign to redress the balance a little bit."

English Healthcare in the US Reform Debate: Setting the Record Straight

Zack Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zack Cooper

There have been a host of rumors about the English National Health Service, ranging from the benign to the outright asinine. All these rumors are false.

British Health System Hits Back At U.S. Critics

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONDON — Britain's health care service says it is sick of being lied about. Pilloried by right-wing critics of President Barack Obama's health ...

Life, Liberty and Happiness: If This is Socialized Healthcare, Sign Me Up!

LabourList | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all its faults, its shoddy waiting lists and its dreadful dental care, the NHS erases health inequalities and relieves millions of people from the burden of constant anxiety about medical bills and sudden sickness.

Death By Copay And Relief Abroad

Daniel Bear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Bear

The boy's mom was able to focus on her son and his well-being. She never got approached to sign insurance forms, never worried about how much the hospital bill was going to be.

"Orgasm A Day" Campaign Directed At British Schoolchildren Sparks Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The National Health Service of Britain has sparked controversy with their controversial sex education campaign promoting an orgasm a day: A Nationa...