The Karnataka high court struck down the rules that mandated pictorial health warnings to cover 85% of tobacco product packaging space.
Trump Administration Tells US Health Agencies Not to Use Words Including ‘Transgender’, ‘Diversity’ and ‘Science-Based’
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was given a list of seven prohibited words or phrases: “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based”.
Residents of cities in developing nations are increasingly susceptible to obesity, particularly amid the mega-trends of urbanisation, globalisation and industrialisation of food supply.
What happens when you combine a cultural obsession with thinness, a bit of organised propaganda and a catchy hashtag? Enter the “bikini bridge”
Public Health Leaders Ask to Be Removed From Mailing List of Foundation Offering Them Tobacco-Funded Grants
This follows The Wire’s exclusive story this week about Derek Yach targeting health leaders with grant money from his foundation, which is funded by the tobacco industry.
Doctors and activists found a higher than normal incidence of tuberculosis, mental illnesses and arthritis-like joint pains, even among people below the age of 30.
The development comes four days after the Delhi government’s health department had cancelled the licence of the hospital for alleged medical negligence in multiple instances
The state government claims this is being done as part of its implementation of the Sachar Committee’s recommendations.
Leaked emails reveal that the foundation is actively making offers of grants to officials at the WHO as well as people in India and abroad without explicitly revealing its single source of funding – Philip Morris International.
It is the Medical Council of India and not the Delhi government that is empowered to delicense and punish doctors or hospitals guilty of negligence or malpractice.
In May, the central government had finally submitted its rare disease policy to the high court.
Haryana Government Report on Fortis ‘Overcharging’ Case Says Hospital ‘Disposes’ of Patients Unethically
The report responds to a seven-year-old girl’s family’s claims that they were being cheated by Fortis hospital and pulls up the hospital on several counts.
One of the benefits of safe sanitation is better physical well-being, but messages about preventing disease are often insufficient to change behaviours.
“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.