The political will of a government is intimately tied to the willingness and ability of citizens to take the government to task either by mobilising against it or by voting it out of power.
Aranya Johar’s Brown Girl’s Guide to Beauty, a spoken-word poem containing lines like “Forget snow-white/say hello to chocolate brown/I’ll write my own fairy-tale” went viral, reaching 1.5 million viewers in its first day alone.
Married at the age of 16, Laxmiben now marches and fights for Dalit women issues including access to basic healthcare services.
Chile’s Chamber of Deputies fell one vote short of passing the Senate version of a bill easing the country’s strict abortion law due to abstained votes and holidaying lawmakers.
While the area is a hotbed for malaria, with tribals being the most vulnerable due to extreme poverty, the state has failed to meet the lack of health workers, essential medication and preventive measures.
in six out of 11 countries surveyed, researchers found that more than 10% of HIV patients had a strain resistant to the most widely-used medicines.
Indian doctors criticise a promising new rotavirus vaccine after inspection of the trial data reveals that although the vaccine reduces diarrhoea caused by rotavirus, it increases diarrhoea of other causes.
Trump called 49 Republican senators to the White House for lunch, telling them they needed to settle their differences and postpone the summer recess.
The industry’s interests are in “irreconcilable conflict with the interests of public health policy”, said the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017.
“This is the third season in a row that families have had to endure failed rains – they are simply running out of ways to cope,” the FAO said.
The fact that a disease affects only a small percentage of a population or that medicines for it are required infrequently are unacceptable reasons for its non-availability at public institutes and hospitals.
Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive or vital. But FDA knows many remain safe and potent for years longer.
Contrary to what certain online campaigns are propagating, a population control law is not going to fix all of India’s problems.
Despite Indian regulations forbidding the advertisement of tobacco products, Philip Morris has kept up an informal ad blitz posting colourful advertisements at cigarette kiosks across the country.
With Republican senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran joining senators Susan Collins and Rand Paul in opposition, the Senate could not pass the Bill.
While the courts deliver pro-women judgements around abortions, parliament has delayed passing much-needed amendments to the MTP Act.
Congressional efforts to do away with Obamacare threatens leaving millions of Americans without any health insurance.
After giving birth, Catherine Carver became convinced that her baby had been swapped and that social workers were plotting to kill her. She recounts her terrifying journey into postpartum psychosis, and how she found healing in unexpected ways.
“In our community, over 90% of people survive by begging. How can they ever afford any of these treatments?”
Instituting an All India Health Cadre would ensure that medical professionals are properly trained to tackle the needs and demands of India’s health sector.
Despite the declining sex ratio indicating the widespread use of sex-selective abortions, the Indian Medical Association is making efforts to weaken the law rather than strengthen its implementation.
LGBTQI people’s health is consistently poorer than that of the general population.
While Democrats claim the new Bill is massive wealth redistribution for the rich, moderate and conservative republicans are torn over its provisions.
The Tamil Nadu government conducted three tests in different states before confirming the positive case of Zika virus.
The Supreme Court had earlier termed excluding students on the basis of colour blindness “regressive”, and the matter is scheduled for hearing tomorrow.
Of the 134 cases that India reported, the cause of death among 96% of children was listed as being “unclassifiable” or “coincidental due to something other than vaccine.”
In a Latur hamlet, Shalubai works eight hours daily to fill water; some spend less time, but pay three times the rate for water than Aurangabad breweries do.
In the seventy-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent border tension with China and the state of healthcare in India.
The researchers estimate their robot will cost Rs 60-70 lakh, whereas commercial models cost Rs 12 crore. The difference could mean more hospitals will be able to afford the machine.
Lack of infrastructure and human resources along with inadequate spending have led to abysmal health indicators.
Could understanding canine compulsions help find new treatments for people with obsessive-compulsive disorders too?
Trevor Lawley and Gordon Dougan are unconventional bug hunters who collect bugs invisible to the naked eye. And even though we’re teeming with them, researchers are only beginning to discover how they keep us healthy.
In their letter, many individuals and organisations stated that a country with as much poverty as India should not enforce patents on drugs and vaccines the same way industrialised countries have.
The myth of Nazi occultism is more than an amusing curiosity, a testament to the power of cinematic suggestion. It actively detracts from a historical understanding of the very themes it highlights.
US President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet to repeal Obamacare immediately even if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) representative in Yemen appealed for more help to put an end to cholera epidemic after death toll rises to 1,500.
The basic rules governing style, dress and decorum in the medical profession have remained surprisingly static for the past 2,500 years.
Even 70 years after the Bhore committee recommended that a doctor should be a ‘social physician protecting and guiding the people,’ most Indian doctors are yet to take over that mantle.
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage – especially in developing countries – is unfettered access to published medical research.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abandoned plans to seek passage of it this week because Republicans did not have the requisite 50 votes to pass it.