As a traditional public health intervention, vaccines have been costing more money in recent years when a couple of newer generation of products are exhausting governments’ budgets.
Visibility has plummeted, a health emergency has been declared, schools shut down and various regional level governments are quarrelling with each other.
The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running again after the withdrawal of the United States involves freezing some of its controversial rules.
As a mutagen, aristolochic acid is more potent than ultraviolet radiation. If unaware, people could be consuming it for relieving lesser discomforts in the name of ‘chemical-free’ herbal remedies.
Given the chronic lack of political will, only citizens can eventually force changes in government policies by adopting saner and healthier lifestyles.
Illegal crop burning in farm states surrounding New Delhi, vehicle exhausts and swirling construction dust have contributed to what has become an annual crisis.
Meteorologists say the pollution surge was triggered by vehicle exhaust fumes, dust and illegal burning of crops.
The government will have to work out distribution of financial burden on the employer, to ensure the mandatory nature of the amendment is met.
Many psychological studies don’t hold up to scrutiny. Is it time to redefine statistical significance?
According to the Central Pollution Control Board, moisture in the air coupled with a complete absence of wind has led to this situation.
The proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act – including regulating fee and service charges at private hospitals – are not against doctors. Rather, they will facilitate a better doctor-patient relationship.
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.
The details of the clean chit are not known – and the press release issued by the CBI on October 31, 2017, raises more questions than it answers.
Twenty-two discharged prison inmates were suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, blood cancer and hypoglycemia.
It’s hard to look at any measure of data and argue that southern states need to catch up with any BJP-ruled state. If anything, it’s Modi and his chief ministers who need to learn from Karnataka.
A study by an NGO a year after certain rural primary healthcare centres were signed over to private players raises many questions about the way things are being run and the government’s priorities.
“Sewage must have washed off with flood water, which in turn inundates the wells that would have resulted in contaminating the groundwater.”
Studies from Chhattisgarh and other states show that most private hospitals force people to pay additional money even after using health insurance.
While Gujarat’s IMR reduction has been better than the national average, it stacks up unfavourably when compared to other affluent states like Maharashtra and Punjab or even ‘special category’ states like Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Disregarding a Supreme Court order, the central and state governments have linked Aadhaar to a multitude of health and social security schemes.
The Trade Policy Forum – the first such meeting since US President Donald Trump took office – laid bare the wide gap in what the US wants and what India is (un)willing to give.
Close to 50 ASHA workers and two leaders of the movement were taken into police custody the day Narendra Modi visited Vadodara, apparently because the police was probing the possibility of opposition parties backing the protest.
India was followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria and South Africa, according to a Global TB Report 2017 released by the WHO.
The report, The Lancet’s second one this month, covers five themes where health and climate change overlap – heatwaves, air pollution, labour capacity, food security and infectious diseases.
The spate of deaths once again puts a question mark over the Gujarat model of development.
Valapadasu Rama is developing a tool that instantly identifies any heart ailment a patient is suffering from.
Five Years After Indian Woman Who Was Denied an Abortion Died, Will Ireland Finally Reform Its Laws?
A parliamentary committee is currently debating the question on abortion law reform that will go to the Irish public for a referendum.
Trump’s declaration will redirect federal resources and loosen regulations to combat opioid abuse.
Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday.
Narcolepsy, a rare but not-so-rare disorder, is known to affect around one in 2,500 people and involves frequent bouts of uncontrollable sleepiness.
In this episode, we visit an anganwadi and speak to a paediatrician who has set up a lab to understand how diet, culture and food affect women and children.
The government should keep the secretary of the health department unchanged for three years for him/her to be able to show results. But that has not been happening.
Poor implementation of routine immunisation programmes has led to continued outbreaks of the disease.
The US medical device industry’s allegation on the denial of equitable market access is a smokescreen to protect an inequitable market, at the cost of people’s lives.
Nine people have died in Latiaboni in the past three months due to cancer, tuberculosis and breathlessness and villagers blame pollution from the plant.
It is well known that monazite-mining adversely impacts human health and the ecosystem because of the radiation hazards it brings with it. Research is needed to address local fears about causality.
Implementation of a single health programme such the Universal Health Coverage cannot overcome the challenges of weak governance, lack of accountability and poor implementation.
Healthcare watchers are calling on India to resist the free trade agreement’s provisions which could compromise India’s ability to keep supplying cheaper generic drugs to the world.
Mugabe, 93, is blamed in the West for destroying Zimbabwe’s economy and for numerous human rights abuses during his 37 years leading the country.
Pollution is the largest cause of premature deaths worldwide, and India is topping that list, according to a new report by Lancet.