Jersey City already boasts one of the lowest urban 911 response times in the US. But the city and its hospital have set an aggressive new goal that aims to respond to emergency calls in under two minutes. That’s unheard of in this country, but not in Israel.
In Pakistan's prestigious medical schools, female students outshine and outnumber their male counterparts. However, many do not end up as practicing doctors — and now there are calls to limit their numbers.
The movement to legalize marijuana for medical use continues to gain momentum in the US. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have approved marijuana for medical use and a handful of states allow recreational use of the drug. As the debate continues, one surprising fact emerges: There is no strong scientific evidence to support the arguments of either side.
Terminally ill patients are often willing to take any chance for a cure, even taking unapproved trial drugs. But while the process has been haphazard in the past, a new panel funded by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson will try to give everyone an equal shot at getting such medications.
What do you do when there are only about 20 practicing surgeons for an entire country? Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do surgery, giving rise to a class of medical workers called tecnicos who do almost all of the country's operations.