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.
“The Indian government stands on the wrong side of history when a number of countries have decided after Fukushima to shun nuclear and adopt renewable technologies.”
Excessive salt intake can lead to high blood pressure – a leading cause of cardiovascular diseases.
Desai was last month installed as the president of the global medical-ethics body for 2016/17 despite controversy surrounding his appointment while legal cases are pending.
As the global quest for an HIV vaccine continues, Linda-Gail Bekker explains the significance of the latest large-scale trial underway in South Africa.
Of women who die from cervical cancer, 87% live in poor countries.
Nearly two decades after Balmati Naik died of starvation in Barlabaheli village in Odisha, her orphan son – who never fully recovered from the malnutrition of his childhood – and his family, are still struggling to survive.
Eradicating TB won’t happen unless the number of people who are latent carriers is tackled. A new estimate suggests it’s a much bigger problem than previously thought.
Sex-specific differences in presentation and manifestations of diseases need to be acknowledged, with social and cultural elements given their due credit.
Some patients still have cognitive capacities despite being in a vegetative state, hence compelling us to deepen neuroscientific research.
The problem of malnutrition is worsened by a dearth of speciality doctors, unawareness about welfare and healthcare schemes and a severe lack of purchasing capacity among the tribals in the district.
The National Medical Commission Bill does not address several issues like establishing minimum qualifying marks for common medical entrance tests, regulating the fee for private colleges and the need for a strict code of ethics.
In five weeks, 56 children aged one to five, all tribals, have died of Japanese encephalitis, a vector-borne viral fever that attacks the brain, in Malkangiri
This excerpt from Aashish Contractor’s book shows that heart disease and diarrhoea are among the leading causes of death among women in India.
Lie awake and you could be playing havoc with your amygdala.
MRSA develops resistance fast enough to keep specialists developing more effective antibiotics, and it is worrying that international travellers may be carrying the bacterium around.
Improving the quality and quantity of mealtimes for young children could save 100,000 lives a year, reduce health costs and improve productivity in adult life, the UN agency said.
While it’s healthy to have a variety of bacteria in our guts, there’s one place where a single dominant type is best: the vagina. Kendall Powell meets the researchers trying to make the world healthier, one vagina at a time.
It is clear that the early Arab medicine described by the Prophet, and practiced before and during his lifetime, was very much alive and influential throughout the time of Yūnānī medical manuscript production and study in India.
A recently released UN report highlights international “policy incoherence” on medication, but the US has denounced its findings, signalling its unwillingness to institute reforms.
Surrogacy is a technology. And like any other technology we should not attribute to it magical properties that conceal its anthropogenic character.
The toxins leached into the drinks from the PET bottles they were in.
Average life expectancy continues to increase and more people are reaching extreme old age. But, researchers say, people who reach 110 today have no greater life expectancy than those who lived to 110 in the 1970s.
The government approved amendments to bring in legal accountability and establish a formal mechanism to probe complaints of discrimination.
Scientists are questioning CSIR’s BGR-34, promoted through commercial advertisements without any published evidence or clinical trials to support the claims made.
Yoshinori Ohsumi’s experiments sparked off a revolution in autophagy research that has made it possible to develop drugs that can target autophagy and treat diseases
How close are we to having effective treatments – and could we even prevent dementia from occurring in the first place?
Every day, hundreds of Israeli volunteers drive ill Palestinians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to hospitals in Israel.
Bushmeat, from wild animals captured for food, is a valuable source of protein in Ghana. But what health risks does it carry and could it spread disease further afield?
New York City’s health department has invested in novel products and technologies to combat Aedes and arrest its rapid spread in densely populated urban areas.
A large number of chikungunya cases have occurred due to heavy rainfall in many parts of the country, especially in Delhi, posing a serious health threat.
An experiment observed that the amount of bacteria transferred to food didn’t depend much on how long the food was in contact with the contaminated surface, but more on the amount of bacteria on the surface.
As per WHO, 98% of cities in low- and middle-income countries fail to meet the agency’s guidelines for air quality, compared to 56% in high-income countries.
People can’t avoid being attacked if authorities mandate that dogs will live on the streets. This is neither compassionate towards dogs nor people.
Neither national nor state health policies make any reference to rare genetic disorders despite 70 million Indians being afflicted with them.