Obstetrics & gynaecology

The case for companionship during labor and birth

Strong support from women and their partners for companionship during labor and birth is being limited by inadequate hospital infrastructure, restrictive policies, work practices and mixed views from health providers, a new ...

Medical economics

Nearly 1 billion people lack access to disability aids

Almost 1 billion children and adults with disabilities, and older people, are unable to access the assistive technology they need, according to a UN report, which calls for more investment in these life-changing products.