Health care

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Vulnerability and chaos in the Hungarian healthcare system

A crucially necessary reform of the healthcare system has been awaiting Hungary since the transition from the communist era. The Orbán Government would have had a historical chance - but healthcare just keeps drifting along.

By Dr Rita Lénárd

Being outside the gender binary translates into worse health

Trans people are routinely discriminated against in healthcare settings and their health and well-being is underserviced. Within the broader trans community, non-binary people face particular barriers in accessing healthcare services and they score lowest on self-reported physical and mental health.

By Dodo Karsay

Health: Fine dust, fat price

Smoke and fumes from coal-fired power plants make us ill. They are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide each year. Atmospheric and environmental pollution from coal costs billions in health expenses.

By Heike Holdinghausen