The university appears to be representing pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Medivation and Astellas in its patent battle. They aren’t telling the Delhi high court this, but they do talk about it in other documents.
India is one of the countries with the “lowest reduction in hunger” in the nine years since the last Global Hunger Index was calculated.
Breast cancer rates in China are rising, and are expected to continue rising for the next three decades.
His decision is likely to please those among his political base who detest the Obamacare system, which many Republicans have attacked for years as an unneeded government intrusion in Americans’ healthcare.
An AIIMS doctor reacts to minister of state for health Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s call for Bihari patients to be sent back to Patna for treatment.
The US has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60% are preventable.
Facebook aims to make it easy for its users to connect with those who may need blood, but it remains to be seen whether real donors will step up, instead of just sharing a Facebook badge claiming that they are blood donors.
Over a span of one week in August, over 63 children died at the same hospital due to disruption in oxygen supply.
A 2014 study found that India’s National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme captures only 0.35% of the annual number of clinically diagnosed dengue cases.
ICDS plays a vital role in a country which is home to 190 million undernourished people – the highest in the world.
The government’s re-launched universal immunisation programme had a target of achieving full immunisation by 2020. It has now decided to advance it to 2018.
The private firm that supplied the gas to the hospital does not possess a licence to produce medical nitrogen oxide.
Grouping together people with the same diagnosis is problematic when variations of symptoms under one diagnosis are wide-ranging.
Many sewage treatment plants are not equipped for the advanced treatment of human waste – but this is where bacteria resistant to antibiotics in our body collect, and muster.
A new team and a new programme of work is being discussed at the WHO, but will the new director general engage with challenging issues or maintain status quo?
Apart from holding the post of director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Soumya Swaminathan is also the secretary of the department of health research.
There is no clear line of treatment of PCOS/D and women are seen as ‘different’ or ‘unfeminine’.
Increased healthcare expenses and lack of access to hospitals prompted a women’s collective in UP to run a biweekly village clinic on family subscriptions.
Amid safety concerns in the US, EU, Australia and India, the company has globally withdrawn two of its stents which it had marketed as innovative.
Citing conflict of interest in a tobacco firm funding research for a smoke free world, the UN agency ruled out any collaboration with it.
Stress, the daily threat of violence, issues their families are facing at home and long hours are pushing personnel to the brink, triggering the need for preventive measures.
In an attempt to protect children from tobacco addiction, the ministry has asked state governments to ensure cigarette shops sell only tobacco and not any consumer goods.
The party was unable to win enough support from its own senators for a bill to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act and decided not to put it to a vote.
Misinterpretations of the MTP Act reflect the failure of the legal system to treat vulnerable pregnant women as persons capable of making decisions concerning their body.
Poor shelter, lack of sanitation and hygiene in slums, and insufficient family and community support further compound the problems of the urban poor.
Susan Collins announced her opposition shortly after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said that the number of people with health insurance covering high-cost medical events would be slashed by millions if it were to become law.
In the implementation of government schemes providing cochlear implants for children with profound hearing disabilities, profits trump the interests of patients.
The Delhi high court has ordered the state-run Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University to grant Digant Jain, who cleared two rounds of counselling, admission in a medical college.
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.
The strongest storm to hit the island in decades has left hospitals flooded, strewn with rubble and dependent on diesel generators to keep the neediest patients alive.
Last year, 30 students made the cut.
Women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the globe.
As of May this year, people from Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups who want to be sterilised have to ask the sub-divisional magistrate for permission.
This comes after Maneka Gandhi recently said the government was considering moving from food transfers to cash transfers.
The Medical Council of India as well as the college in question had objected to the admission.
Diane Coffey and Dean Spears’ Where India Goes is a path breaking addition to the literature on child malnutrition and development policy in India.
It is time for India to fully fund and implement its ambitious health policies, and translate them into better health outcomes for its millions. Without health, little else matters.
The government is finalising a pilot project in line with NITI Aayog’s recent suggestion that children and mothers be given cash transfers instead of cooked or uncooked food.
India had first rejected a patent for this breakthrough drug which sells at US $1000 per pill. Last year, India overruled its own decision and granted Gilead a patent for it.
The Supreme Court had earlier directed medical bodies to refrain from such action and formed a panel to see which streams could accommodate those with colour blindness.