“The industry wouldn’t be interested in funding something that would help only a handful of patients.” The market for any drug produce would be small and profits, non-existent.
Increases in traffic-related air pollutants were associated with 2-6% increased odds of low birth weight and 1-3% increased odds of being small for gestational age.
The hospital recently declared an infant dead even though it was still alive.
The state also has the third highest rate of reported crimes in the country.
New tests conducted on those exposed to the chemical show that the frequency of aberrations within damaged cells has increased with time.
It seems that UIDAI authorities overlooked making special arrangements or exceptions for people with disabilities.
The move comes days after the Southeast Asian nation suspended a government programme to immunise hundreds of thousands of children with Dengvaxia following Sanofi’s findings released last week.
The on-screen smoking controversy in France echoes a similar recurring debate in Indian cinema: should the authorities get in the way of art in the name of public health?
India chose to risk – as it is entitled to – bowling in unhealthy conditions but that doesn’t afford the team a higher moral ground. By not siding with Sri Lanka, it has in no way shown that it has superior athletes.
The founding fathers of our constitution envisaged an egalitarian society based on justice, equality, liberty and secularism. Does contemporary reality reflect these values?
In their projections, published in October 2017, statisticians estimated that by 2041, life expectancy for women would be 86.2 years and 83.4 years for men.
The individual mandate is meant to ensure a viable health insurance market by forcing younger and healthier Americans to buy coverage to help offset the cost of sicker patients.
There needs to be a shift from a charity-based approach to a rights-based approach.
In rural Indonesia, a pioneering clinic is showing how the health of people and forests could and should be intertwined.
Republicans and President Donald Trump are a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes.
Peter Sands was elected the executive director of the financing organisation even though he did not have American support, perhaps indicating the country’s waning importance.
The endemic African disease, sleeping sickness, still finds its presence in Guinea albeit not at the level recorded 50 years earlier.
Delhi government and Delhi police have both launched inquiries.
If We Can Build Mangalyaan, Why Can’t We Do More in Health Sciences: New WHO Deputy Director General
Taking charge as WHO’s deputy director general in December, India’s Dr Soumya Swaminathan speaks to The Wire about global health, where India stands on medical research and how women can get ahead in the workplace.
About 22% of all annual deaths worldwide due to rotavirus infections are from India; that’s 80,000-100,000 children a year.
In a village in Odisha, men working in a nearby mining factory died in a span of two years, leaving more than 50 widows struggling to eke out a living and fight for their rights alone.
It is clear that this is not a development model that will bring about the greatest good to the most number of people.
Gujarat has so utterly failed in controlling TB that it is the only state, apart from Uttar Pradesh, where the incidence of TB has actually increased over the last decade.
Factories that produce fast fashion garments are still highly dangerous workplaces – and not just because they might collapse.
The federal finance ministry in August renewed the National Health Mission with $20 billion of funding between 2017-20, against the health ministry’s estimated requirement of $25 billion.
Himanta Biswa Sarma defended his comment saying he was citing “Hindu philosophy”.
Despite sanitation experts and studies pointing out that a majority of these toilets are ineffective or ill maintained, an approximate Rs 1,200 crore has been allocated for fitting additional coaches with bio-toilets.
Health Ministry Demands Probe Into Fortis ‘Overcharging’ Family of Seven-Year-Old Who Died of Dengue
Gurugram’s Fortis Hospital has denied allegations of medical negligence and overcharging.
The court has suggested that any complaint against a judge and investigation by the CBI should not be given publicity, ignoring the fact that public functionaries act under public scrutiny.
On this World Toilet Day, let’s turn the spotlight behind the scenes of the sanitation chain, on those who clean out latrines where there are no sewers to carry away the waste.
Being denied access to safe, private toilets is particularly dangerous for women and girls, impacting on their health and education, and exposing them to an increased risk of harassment and even attack.
Lack of access to clean, safe, private toilets is a major barrier around the world and it’s an issue that disproportionately affects girls.
During the Second World War, the government subjected thousands of troops to mustard gas tests – and kept it a secret.
A Bengal doctor has been suspended after he wrote a Facebook post on the dengue crisis. The case is similar to another doctor in Mumbai who was ‘raided’ for identifying totally-drug-resistant TB cases.
In addition to the increased risk of disease, the lack of sanitation facilities also makes women and girls susceptible to harassment and illiteracy.
Vinod Dua discusses important findings from the report ‘India: Health of the Nation’s States’ released by the government and Abul Kalam Azad.
Report looks at 26 years of health data in India to see trends in diseases and risks in every state. The conclusion is that large health inequalities exist among states.
Based on a militarised notion of ‘targeting’, such welfare policies deny citizens the right to basic services.
Whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi’s claims that despite the CBI indicting the accused, the central vigilance commissioner had let the officers off the hook.
The proposed treaty on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, educational and research institutions, and for persons with “other disabilities” is of utmost importance to India.