Tag : Wellness

In Sweden, discrimination against 'foreign' doctors widespread

A Swedish healthcare reform more than a decade ago allowing patients to choose their own doctor has unexpectedly led to widespread discrimination against medics with foreign-sounding names. Since 2010, as part of a broader reform to Sweden's universal healthcare system that opened up primary healthcare to private actors, patients have been allowed to choose their own doctor and clinic.

Nearly 5 mn fewer girls to be born worldwide over next 10 years: study

An estimated 4.7 million fewer girls are expected to be born globally in the next 10 years because of sex-selective practices in countries with a cultural preference for male offspring, a trend that could undermine social cohesion in the long term, research showed on Tuesday. In scenario 1, countries saw a shortfall of 4.7 million in the number of girls being born by 2030.