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.
A laad (string of crackers), burnt for 48 seconds, produced high PM 2.5 levels of 38,540 µg/m³, equivalent to particulate matter emitted by 277 cigarettes.
Pollution caused nine million deaths globally in 2015 – three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
While it is possible (though expensive) to try and prove the efficacy of traditional medicines, the government’s attempts to propagate them don’t seem to include an honest medical investigation.
Traditional birth attendants play a central role during pregnancies, childbirth in remote areas. But due to the government’s push towards institutional deliveries, younger women have stopped taking up the profession.
While the cost of hospitalisation has gone up more than 10% between 2004 and 2014, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana’s insurance coverage has remained unchanged.
BJP MLAs Sanjeev Raja and Anil Parashar refused to allow Rajasthan officials to even seize the ultrasound machine at the facility.
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.
In rural Bihar, poor nutrition is caused by interrelated factors like the low-intake of nutritious food, lack of healthcare, poor sanitation, early marriage and the lack of breastfeeding.
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.
Despite its flaws, Sidin Vadukut’s latest book is a fine medical thriller – a race against time as an epidemic spreads through Mumbai.
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.
“The doctors are always telling us that they’re going to help us and heal us, but we can’t always get to them and they’re not able to get to us.”
Over a span of one week in August, over 63 children died at the same hospital due to disruption in oxygen supply.
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.