The overall number of cases of the haemorrhagic fever discovered since early May has risen to 37 from 29.
Cancer researchers are deviating from mainstream approaches to cancer treatment to look for natural molecules capable of derailing cancer in its early stage.
A mysterious kidney disease is striking down labourers across the world and climate change is making it worse.
Governments around the world were slow to get to grips with HIV/AIDS. But a big change came when they started understanding it not just as a health issue but as a security threat too.
India has performed poorly in tackling cases of tuberculosis, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and rheumatic heart disease, a study in The Lancet says.
Uterus transplants raise several ethical concerns drawing from the health risk posed to women, especially since the surgery is not meant to treat a life threatening condition.
This post takes a look at the statistics on suicides in India and whether men are more likely to commit suicide than women.
In 2005, India, Nepal and Bangladesh launched a joint kala azar elimination initiative to bring down the incidence to less than 1 case per 10,000 people by 2015. That goal has not been reached.
The research will focus on glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of barely 5%.
Conditionalities related to utilising health services do not make any sense in the absence of a service guarantee and only serve to blame the victims and not the system for its failures.
Is the taboo of drugs holding us back from using them for medical purposes to aid serious conditions like depression and anxiety?
“Finally! The @NYTimes calls out @WHO DG candidate @DrTedros for covering up cholera epidemic using the euphemism of Acute Water Diarrhea.”
Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Accredited Social Health Activists are considered to be voluntary workers who are paid a honorarium by the government, making only about Rs 1,000 a month.
The Trump administration plans to expand the scope of a policy blocking assistance to foreign groups that perform or provide information about abortions.
Protracted wars have caused a region-wide health crisis that has led to a resurgence of diseases tamed in peacetime and varied health threats.
The World Health Organisation confirms that we are living longer, but are we living healthier? Medigo, a health-specialised platform, says not everyone is.
NITI Aayog’s research on drug deregulation continues unabated, even as two Union ministers have said they will follow the prime minister’s vision on affordable healthcare.
It’s estimated that at least 800 medical personnel have been killed since the start of the Syrian war.
The improvements, which will allow the affected to live as long as those without HIV, are largely due to the transition to less toxic medicine combinations.
Meerut would have done a fine job of burying any evidence of the pivotal role it played in the first war of independence – were it not for the constant exertions of Amit Pathak, a historian from the city.
A study found “excessively high” levels of antibiotic and antifungal drug residue in water sources in and around a major drug production hub in Hyderabad.
A lack of livelihood opportunities is compelling villagers of Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh to take up jobs in local stone quarries, where unregulated work conditions are often extremely hazardous for their health.
The ongoing debate is a continuation of the Philippines’ long journey towards reproductive health – and its having been turned into a political and moral issue by various actors.
The export of generic pharmaceuticals is one of India’s strengths. But both the government and manufacturers need to do more if they want to continue to stay ahead of China.
By committing ourselves to understanding how interventions work on the ground, we have the opportunity to save the millions who die unnecessarily each and every year.
The Calcutta high court allowed the organisation to hold a workshop on how they can create genetically-superior babies, but said no treatment can be administered at the event.
The taboo surrounding mental health problems and the unwillingness of most colleges to take up the cost of professional counselling make India’s youth highly vulnerable.
“I’m still gobsmacked that this is 2017 and we still haven’t reached an effective method of birth control that doesn’t compromise women’s well-being in some way.”
To tackle diseases like meningitis, African governments must find fresh ways to fight for lower cost vaccines.
The government’s premier policy-formulating agency recently recommended measures to deregulate the pharmaceutical sector and make essential medicines more expensive.
Abortion is banned in Myanmar unless a life is at risk and doctors who defy the law can face up to ten years in jail.
Swadeshi Jagran Manch has accused several government arms of lobbying for pharmaceutical companies and negating the NPPA’s attempts to make medicines affordable.
Many experts believe that there is enough data to emphatically claim that violent behaviour is, in part, biological.
In the absence of a standard drug regulatory mechanism, Indian doctors rely on the reputation of companies who have demonstrated their commitment to quality over time.
The highly publicised treatment in a Mumbai hospital of an Egyptian woman with a rare disorder that caused her to gain weight raises ethical issues for the medical profession, and the media.
Mahati Chittem, a medical psychologist, studies what happens to people emotionally, psychologically, behaviourally and physically when they fall ill.
India’s drug controller is allowing Abbott’s coronary stent, Absorb BVS, to start fresh clinical trials, though it has been red-flagged by the US and Australia.
The government approved a house-to-house search in northern Nigeria to identify those afflicted with meningitis for vaccination and treatment
Health experts say expanded access to the drug is key for India to achieve its ambitious goal of eliminating TB by 2025.