The recommendation of compulsory prenatal sex determination is aimed at preventing foeticide, but doing so will target every woman bearing a female foetus and impact their already poor access to safe abortion.
The largest pork producer in the world has begun making scientific advances towards harvesting and using pig organs for transplantation into humans.
On National Safe Motherhood Day (April 11), a look at how removing the obstacles to obtaining contraception and ensuring continued accessibility to various methods of birth control are vital for decreasing India’s maternal death toll.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
The government claims to have improved urban development, with a multiplicity of schemes to address a number of issues. But the numbers tell a different story.
While the prime minister’s World Health Day speech was timely and important, it missed the points on the roots of depression that were addressed by UN special rapporteur Dainius Pūras.
A British government report estimates that about 700,000 people worldwide currently die annually due to antibiotic-resistant infections.
Ketamine is a licensed medical drug, widely used as an anaesthetic and to relieve pain. But it is also used as a recreational drug and can lead people into addiction.
A study has found that conditions conducive to the spread of malaria are created when projects that cause land-use change and labour migration are kicked off.
Although using the drug enables dairy and horticulture farmers to gain more profits, it puts both their livestock and consumers at great risk.
Basic necessities such as clean drinking water or a health facility remain illusive at the three villages on Elephanta Island.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Wire, the outgoing secretary of the AYUSH ministry, Ajit M. Sharan, says the rules to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act will soon be changed to have strict guidelines for safety trials of AYUSH medicines.
As long as healthcare is treated as a commodity, medical practitioners will keep catering to society’s paternalistic demands for sex selective abortions.
Despite multiple studies showing that carbohydrates hurt your heart, and not saturated fats, misguided advisories and Big Pharma profiteering both persist.
In addition to being a violation of human rights, the continued use of pellet guns has meant an incredible amount of pressure on the state’s public healthcare system and medical professionals.
The policy falls somewhere between a comprehensive plan for major expansion of public health services, socialisation of the private sector and extreme privatisation.
The debate and discussion that went into this Bill stand in stark contrast to other recent ‘backdoor’ parliamentary decisions, such as the Finance Bill.
The researchers said constant use of satnav would probably have longer-term limiting effects, making users less able to learn and navigate a city’s street network unaided.
The annual healthcare and lost productivity costs for those made ill from smoking are estimated at around $1 trillion.
The contentious clause allows establishments to discriminate against persons with disabilities if there is a “legitimate aim”.
Solidarity Grows for Maharashtra’s Agitating Doctors Ahead of Meet With Fadnavis Over Security Issues
Doctors across Maharashtra and in other places have been on strike, protesting against the lack of security in hospitals and attacks on medical professionals.
The policy has proposed institutional reform, and steps to improve and upgrade the quality of services. But there is no correlation between the ambition targets and the public investment proposed.
A look at member states’ considerations, candidates plans for the future of global public health management and contemporary issues for the WHO.
The Bill falls short of committing to universal access to treatment for people living with HIV, thanks to the phrase “as far as possible”.
Researchers have found that some one in five cases of tuberculosis, a bacterial infection, are now resistant to at least one major anti-TB drug.
The Bill was passed without amending the contentious clause that puts no legal obligation on the state if a patient is denied treatment.
Why aren’t doctors talking about ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which can be potentially fatal to women undergoing IVF?
The new National Health Policy identifies what needs to be done, but fails to address who will do it and in what manner.
Public-private partnerships offer little assurance in providing integrated and universal healthcare, and act as means for the expansion of the private sector.
Explaining what ‘non-governmental’ means, two bureaucrats clarified it meant both NGOs as commonly understood as charitable organisations as well as private for-profit organisations.
Although the Rohingya community in Delhi worries about their families abroad, their day-to-day survival preoccupies them.
The new policy unveiled in parliament also envisages an increase in the health budget to 2.5% of GDP but only by 2025.
Sources said the new policy will strengthen primary healthcare centres.
The study found a “weaponisation” of healthcare in Syria in which people’s need for it was used against them by denying access.
A network of compassionate volunteers caring for their terminally ill neighbours is allowing more people in Kerala to end their days at peace and at home.
Despite the medical council issuing a directive nearly 20 years ago to set up physical medicine and rehabilitation departments, most states do not have them.
Despite the visibly painful effects of Japanese encephalitis and acute encephalitis syndrome, political parties have not thought of it as an important political issue.
The drug, JCAR015, was being tested by Juno in adults with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a rare and deadly blood cancer.
A lack of innovation in diagnostics is making Indians more prone to drug-resistant TB, which is difficult to treat and could be fatal.
“The river was beautiful many years ago. Now, the waters are murky and sludgy. The companies have caused destruction. The river is gone and with that our lives are gone.”