1. Read the 26 March issue of Le Point. It has the cover title "Le livre noir des hôpitaux." It'll depress you/make you never want to get medical care in France. That said, it's probably not as bad as they say it is, since well, sensational journalism is always a best-seller, but it's still depressing.
I could probably find similar articles about the U.S. in five minutes...
I did(and it took 30 seconds). http://www.naturalnews.com/025281.html I think to say that only 50% of the time you get the right treatment is a little excessive, but then again, you can find people who say what you want if you look hard enough.
2. You should ignore 1 and instead read The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Brilliant.
3. Listen to this and just be in awe. Kthanks.