Uterus transplants raise several ethical concerns drawing from the health risk posed to women, especially since the surgery is not meant to treat a life threatening condition.
This post takes a look at the statistics on suicides in India and whether men are more likely to commit suicide than women.
In 2005, India, Nepal and Bangladesh launched a joint kala azar elimination initiative to bring down the incidence to less than 1 case per 10,000 people by 2015. That goal has not been reached.
The research will focus on glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of barely 5%.
Conditionalities related to utilising health services do not make any sense in the absence of a service guarantee and only serve to blame the victims and not the system for its failures.
Is the taboo of drugs holding us back from using them for medical purposes to aid serious conditions like depression and anxiety?
“Finally! The @NYTimes calls out @WHO DG candidate @DrTedros for covering up cholera epidemic using the euphemism of Acute Water Diarrhea.”
Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Accredited Social Health Activists are considered to be voluntary workers who are paid a honorarium by the government, making only about Rs 1,000 a month.
The Trump administration plans to expand the scope of a policy blocking assistance to foreign groups that perform or provide information about abortions.
Protracted wars have caused a region-wide health crisis that has led to a resurgence of diseases tamed in peacetime and varied health threats.
The World Health Organisation confirms that we are living longer, but are we living healthier? Medigo, a health-specialised platform, says not everyone is.
NITI Aayog’s research on drug deregulation continues unabated, even as two Union ministers have said they will follow the prime minister’s vision on affordable healthcare.
It’s estimated that at least 800 medical personnel have been killed since the start of the Syrian war.
The improvements, which will allow the affected to live as long as those without HIV, are largely due to the transition to less toxic medicine combinations.
Irrespective of the marital status of women, access to safe abortion services and quality post-abortion care, including counselling, need to be legally guaranteed.
Meerut would have done a fine job of burying any evidence of the pivotal role it played in the first war of independence – were it not for the constant exertions of Amit Pathak, a historian from the city.
A study found “excessively high” levels of antibiotic and antifungal drug residue in water sources in and around a major drug production hub in Hyderabad.
A lack of livelihood opportunities is compelling villagers of Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh to take up jobs in local stone quarries, where unregulated work conditions are often extremely hazardous for their health.
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.
Mahati Chittem, a medical psychologist, studies what happens to people emotionally, psychologically, behaviourally and physically when they fall ill.