Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to be safe and effective.
Researchers from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention have said that none of the 14 antibiotics used to treat the “nightmare” bacteria had worked.
“My depression was always tied up with the conviction that I was literally good for nothing. I spent most of my life up to the age of thirty believing that I would never work.”
There are several issues with the National Medical Commission Bill – the primary being that it fails to provide a holistic approach to healthcare, and excludes nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals from its ambit.
Smoking costs $1 trillion to the global economy, will kill eight million more people a year by 2030, the study by WHO and US National Cancer Institute said.
Experts who carried out the studies found that medicine and healthcare are routinely both over- and underused, causing avoidable harm and suffering and wasting precious resources.
In the last three years, malnutrition has claimed the lives of about 1,600 children in Palghar, a tribal region battling high unemployment and poverty.
Emerging diseases on which the experts are keeping a close eye.
The Rs 6,000 announced by the prime minister as universal maternity entitlements is already mandated under the National Food Security Act 2013, although the government has chosen not to implement it yet.
Alternative faecal sludge management systems that are effectively planned in a network to cover entire cities can make Swachh Bharat a reality.
Australia has fewer than 300 aboriginal doctors, but things are gradually changing with some aboriginal doctors determined to make a difference.
According to doctors working in hospitals providing low-cost treatment, the number of patients has reduced by about 30% since demonetisation.
Many families in China have turned to the increasingly popular, unregulated market of online pharmacies, agents and peer groups for cancer drugs.
Known as rVSV-ZEBOV – Vesicular Stomatitis Virus–Ebola Virus Vaccine – the vaccine was first developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The concept of ‘feeling emotions’ often finds itself at loggerheads with dispensing effective medical care, and should be done away with.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a mechanically-run government programme without a strong economic and environmental foundation and accompanying consciousness about what toilet cleanliness means.
Unless India’s public healthcare infrastructure is improved considerably, development and investment in other sectors will mean little.
The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men’s attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
Beyond the contribution of individual CMs like Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu developed a commitment to universal and well-functioning public services thanks to the power of democratic action, public reasoning and social action.
The actor-turned-politician passed away at 11:30 PM at Chennai’s Apollo Hospital after being provided with ECMO support.
According to activists opposed to the introduction of the injectable contraceptive, in addition to causing health problems for women, the real issue is about a human rights-based approach to family planning.
Private hospitals have not been allowed to use the defunct Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, potentially affecting 58% of Indians in rural areas and 68% in urban areas who opt for private healthcare.
Nidhi Singh, a researcher at Banaras Hindu University, wants to provide evidence on the link between climate change and the increase in vector-borne and other diseases in Varanasi.
According to the Indian census of 2011, only 46.9% of the 246.6 million households in India had their own toilet facilities, while 3.2% had access to public toilets.
The Ministry of Health’s Than Htun Aung said measures to control mosquitoes in cities were progressing slowly because of a lack of staff and funding.
In order to achieve universal health coverage, India must increase its health spending, an investment that can lead to increased workplace productivity and economic growth.
Excessive salt intake can lead to high blood pressure – a leading cause of cardiovascular diseases.
Desai was last month installed as the president of the global medical-ethics body for 2016/17 despite controversy surrounding his appointment while legal cases are pending.
As the global quest for an HIV vaccine continues, Linda-Gail Bekker explains the significance of the latest large-scale trial underway in South Africa.
Of women who die from cervical cancer, 87% live in poor countries.
Nearly two decades after Balmati Naik died of starvation in Barlabaheli village in Odisha, her orphan son – who never fully recovered from the malnutrition of his childhood – and his family, are still struggling to survive.
Eradicating TB won’t happen unless the number of people who are latent carriers is tackled. A new estimate suggests it’s a much bigger problem than previously thought.
Sex-specific differences in presentation and manifestations of diseases need to be acknowledged, with social and cultural elements given their due credit.
Some patients still have cognitive capacities despite being in a vegetative state, hence compelling us to deepen neuroscientific research.
The problem of malnutrition is worsened by a dearth of speciality doctors, unawareness about welfare and healthcare schemes and a severe lack of purchasing capacity among the tribals in the district.
The National Medical Commission Bill does not address several issues like establishing minimum qualifying marks for common medical entrance tests, regulating the fee for private colleges and the need for a strict code of ethics.
This excerpt from Aashish Contractor’s book shows that heart disease and diarrhoea are among the leading causes of death among women in India.