Health

The human cost of cuts to Spain's prized health system

"Either we eat or I take my pills," Maximiliano Diego recalled a patient confessing after stopping treatment because cuts in Spain's public health system forced him to pay for medication from his own pocket.

Health

Patient deaths do not increase during doctor strikes

As doctors in England prepare for strike action next month, researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, USA) show that, in high-income countries, "patients do not come to serious harm during ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spanish govt imposes state of emergency in virus-hit Madrid (Update)

Spain's government declared a state of emergency in Madrid on Friday, wresting control of efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 from local authorities in a region that is experiencing one of Europe's most significant coronavirus ...

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