Even when several government departments and ministries collect data across institutions and other stakeholders, these are not in line with standard definitions.
Smoking costs $1 trillion to the global economy, will kill eight million more people a year by 2030, the study by WHO and US National Cancer Institute said.
Experts who carried out the studies found that medicine and healthcare are routinely both over- and underused, causing avoidable harm and suffering and wasting precious resources.
It’s unadvisable to participate in too many marathons because the heart may be damaged in a few. And current scientific knowledge is unable to accurately identify the vulnerable.
In the last three years, malnutrition has claimed the lives of about 1,600 children in Palghar, a tribal region battling high unemployment and poverty.
Emerging diseases on which the experts are keeping a close eye.
The Rs 6,000 announced by the prime minister as universal maternity entitlements is already mandated under the National Food Security Act 2013, although the government has chosen not to implement it yet.
Diseases shape entire societies and cultures. A disease can do more than just inflict suffering – it can shut down a whole civilisation. Of all the diseases that decimated emerging cities, tuberculosis was the worst.
Alternative faecal sludge management systems that are effectively planned in a network to cover entire cities can make Swachh Bharat a reality.
Australia has fewer than 300 aboriginal doctors, but things are gradually changing with some aboriginal doctors determined to make a difference.
Mothers facing emotional difficulties often do not come out to their families about it due to stigma. In some cases, they may even be unaware that their distress has a name.
India should not persevere with its focus on privatising healthcare or relying on health insurance.
“The quantum of profit for companies is higher [in medical camps], where they have independent access to captive patients and can push their products for treatment after diagnosis.”
According to doctors working in hospitals providing low-cost treatment, the number of patients has reduced by about 30% since demonetisation.
Many families in China have turned to the increasingly popular, unregulated market of online pharmacies, agents and peer groups for cancer drugs.
In Malkangiri district of Odisha, villagers and civil societies blame the deaths of a large number of children on malnourishment while the officials attribute them to Japanese Encephalitis and malaria.
Known as rVSV-ZEBOV – Vesicular Stomatitis Virus–Ebola Virus Vaccine – the vaccine was first developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Johnson & Johnson should be careful while branding its product as ‘ORSL’, a title resembling that of the ORS solution prescribed to treat dehydration from diarrhoea.
The concept of ‘feeling emotions’ often finds itself at loggerheads with dispensing effective medical care, and should be done away with.
Studies have found that bloated claims in news reports are often simply carried over from university and journal press releases, which are approved by scientists.
Rural healthcare is quite the powerful oxymoron in India.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a mechanically-run government programme without a strong economic and environmental foundation and accompanying consciousness about what toilet cleanliness means.
Unless India’s public healthcare infrastructure is improved considerably, development and investment in other sectors will mean little.
The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men’s attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
Beyond the contribution of individual CMs like Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu developed a commitment to universal and well-functioning public services thanks to the power of democratic action, public reasoning and social action.
The actor-turned-politician passed away at 11:30 PM at Chennai’s Apollo Hospital after being provided with ECMO support.
According to activists opposed to the introduction of the injectable contraceptive, in addition to causing health problems for women, the real issue is about a human rights-based approach to family planning.
Private hospitals have not been allowed to use the defunct Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, potentially affecting 58% of Indians in rural areas and 68% in urban areas who opt for private healthcare.
In India, where millions of children are growing up in less than perfect environments for their development, their wellbeing could not be more precarious.
With the plague as well as with demonetisation, India’s leaders have moved to stop the spread of an illness but not its incidence itself.
The experimental Alzheimer’s treatment failed to slow the loss of mental functioning in patients with mild symptoms, a major setback for the company and millions of people at risk of developing the memory-robbing disease.
In India, rotavirus infections kill 98,000 children every year. Kang has been working on determining how many cases are added each year and where, and their possible control.
Nidhi Singh, a researcher at Banaras Hindu University, wants to provide evidence on the link between climate change and the increase in vector-borne and other diseases in Varanasi.
According to the Indian census of 2011, only 46.9% of the 246.6 million households in India had their own toilet facilities, while 3.2% had access to public toilets.
The Ministry of Health’s Than Htun Aung said measures to control mosquitoes in cities were progressing slowly because of a lack of staff and funding.
Zeroing in on the genesis of the Kyasanur forest disease was, at one point, called “possibly the most dramatic epidemiological detective story of our time.” This is that story.
In order to achieve universal health coverage, India must increase its health spending, an investment that can lead to increased workplace productivity and economic growth.
Sujoy Guha has spent 37 years trying to realise Risug, a long-term use reversible male contraceptive – itself an unusual thing. It should have come to be more than a decade ago.
Multi-drug resistant bacteria are growing more powerful each day with microbiologists struggling to find a way to combat these pathogens.