The ongoing debate is a continuation of the Philippines’ long journey towards reproductive health – and its having been turned into a political and moral issue by various actors.
The export of generic pharmaceuticals is one of India’s strengths. But both the government and manufacturers need to do more if they want to continue to stay ahead of China.
By committing ourselves to understanding how interventions work on the ground, we have the opportunity to save the millions who die unnecessarily each and every year.
The Calcutta high court allowed the organisation to hold a workshop on how they can create genetically-superior babies, but said no treatment can be administered at the event.
The taboo surrounding mental health problems and the unwillingness of most colleges to take up the cost of professional counselling make India’s youth highly vulnerable.
“I’m still gobsmacked that this is 2017 and we still haven’t reached an effective method of birth control that doesn’t compromise women’s well-being in some way.”
In Seelampur, Delhi, the informal e-waste recycling industry takes a massive toll on workers and the environment.
The Three Year Action Agenda of the Niti Aayog is the first major government document to be released since the implementation of the new Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016.
Pradeep KS documents the destructive impact of the city’s broken drainage system on its water bodies that are choking with urban waste and pollution.
The lack of policy implementation, diversion of funds and the failure of monitoring mechanisms are some of the causes.
Several Republican sceptics got behind the Bill after they met with Trump to float a compromise proposal that is still expected to face unanimous Democratic opposition.
To tackle diseases like meningitis, African governments must find fresh ways to fight for lower cost vaccines.
The government’s premier policy-formulating agency recently recommended measures to deregulate the pharmaceutical sector and make essential medicines more expensive.
As Republican moderates hold out for fear of receiving backlash from voters, this puts Trump in danger of his second major legislative setback.
Abortion is banned in Myanmar unless a life is at risk and doctors who defy the law can face up to ten years in jail.
Swadeshi Jagran Manch has accused several government arms of lobbying for pharmaceutical companies and negating the NPPA’s attempts to make medicines affordable.
The Supreme Court’s decision ordering a mental examination of Justice Karnan is a major setback for the movement to reduce stigma against mental illness.
Senior lawyer K.K. Venugopal had advised the court to ignore Justice Karnan’s orders since no one was taking them seriously and wait till he retires in June. But Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi wanted strict action against the Calcutta high court judge.
Many experts believe that there is enough data to emphatically claim that violent behaviour is, in part, biological.
In the absence of a standard drug regulatory mechanism, Indian doctors rely on the reputation of companies who have demonstrated their commitment to quality over time.
The highly publicised treatment in a Mumbai hospital of an Egyptian woman with a rare disorder that caused her to gain weight raises ethical issues for the medical profession, and the media.
Mahati Chittem, a medical psychologist, studies what happens to people emotionally, psychologically, behaviourally and physically when they fall ill.
India’s drug controller is allowing Abbott’s coronary stent, Absorb BVS, to start fresh clinical trials, though it has been red-flagged by the US and Australia.
The government approved a house-to-house search in northern Nigeria to identify those afflicted with meningitis for vaccination and treatment
Health experts say expanded access to the drug is key for India to achieve its ambitious goal of eliminating TB by 2025.
The injectable vaccine was developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to protect children from the most deadly form of malaria in Africa.
The same clerics played an important role in spreading awareness about the polio vaccine and making India polio free.
At the outset, the study had a lot going for it: Harvard scientists, paper published in a fancy journal, etc. But most coverage ignored two key issues with it.
In a short time, we have made such tremendous progress that many diagnoses are now re-categorised based on the genes and mutations rather than based on the clinical manifestations.
The gains made towards eliminating malaria in endemic countries is being threatened by insecticide and antimalarial drug resistance.
Satyadev Pachauri had insulted a Class IV employee over his disability. If convicted, he faces a six month to 5-year prison term.
C-sections were developed to deal with life threatening medical conditions during delivery, but is being practiced irrationally for profit and convenience.
Urumin has been found to be effective against influenza strains that have developed resistance to commonly used drugs.
We know that there is a biologic basis to the disorder that is stammering and that it goes beyond the affected person’s control.
While the big talk is valuable, it shouldn’t distract from the Modi government’s actual performance so far.
There’s a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
Bedi deleted her tweet after being criticised for seeking votes for the BJP.
A chance meeting on a minibus in Costa Rica inspired a young American to start crowdfunding healthcare for people all over the world.
A campaigning doctor has helped make the landlocked Asian nation a better place to die than many much wealthier nations.
The Group of 77 has outlined what the world can learn from the 2014-5 Ebola crisis.