UN body highlighted the tremendous effects COVID-19 had on community-based initiatives, access to healthcare facilities and healthcare goods supply chains
H5 pandemic in the making? Minks may become the bird flu vector for humans
Healthy start: This Delhi entrepreneur makes complementary foods for babies using millets, traditional recipes
Global health spending at record high post COVID-19, but can this be sustained?
Passive euthanasia: Supreme court removes red tape, sets 48-hour timeframe
Earlier, passive euthanasia was a three-tier process and cumbersome for all involved
‘Immediate action’ needed on sub-standard drugs causing deaths: WHO
At least 300 deaths reported so far in The Gambia, Uzbekistan and Indonesia, most children
Non-communicable diseases rising in Pakistan, finds Lancet
Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, congenital defects, cirrhosis and chronic kidney disease among the 10 leading causes of deaths in ...
Poor infrastructure, staff crunch continue to plague healthcare in rural India: Centre
Less than half the Primary Health Centres function on a 24x7 basis
ICMR, central drug regulator admit COVID-19 vaccine side effects; health ministry rubbishes claim
Government called revelations ‘ill-informed & erroneous’
Has COVAX delivered on its vaccine access promises?
Organisations behind the vaccine arm seem to be losing interest in COVID-19
WHO announces council to speed up TB vaccine development
Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus announces plan to save millions of lives at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
India’s proposed amendments to IHR demand greater equity in access to healthcare, accountability of WHO
Country sought intermediate public health alert for outbreaks yet to be declared public health emergency
Indigenous instinct: How Sundargarh emerged as India’s cradle of hockey
Much before the government took initiative or sponsors came to support the sport, the tribals of the district have ...
Acute malnutrition risking 30 million children’s lives: WHO
8 million children severely malnourished; UN agencies call for urgent action to protect the most vulnerable in 15 countries
WHO alert on ‘sub-standard’ cough syrups made by Noida firm
Alert aginst Ambronol and DOK-1 Max syrups after deaths of children in Uzbekistan
Run-up to pandemic treaty: WHO’s 10 proposals call for high-level council, changes to health regulations
Observers had earlier criticised the absence of independent monitoring for ensuring compliance with the pandemic accord
Amendments proposed to National Medical Commission Act allow patients to appeal against erring doctors
Under the current framework, only medical practitioners and professionals are allowed to file appeals before the Ethics and Medical ...
Rare disease patients yet to receive financial help promised by Centre, flags MP Varun Gandhi
More than 10 children who were awaiting treatment have already lost their lives
5 million children died before their fifth birthday in 2021, 1.9 million stillborn: UN reports
A death of child or youth every 4.4 seconds; many could have been prevented with equitable access to high-quality ...
India’s kala-azar cases declined 98.7% since 2007: Health ministry
Around 99.8% endemic blocks in India have achieved elimination status, says Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
Long COVID stemmed from mild cases of COVID-19 in most people, according to a new multicountry study
Long COVID is defined as the continuation or development of symptoms three months after the initial infection from SARS-CoV-2
Antibiotic residues in wastewater may trigger antimicrobial resistance in India, China: Study
Antimicrobial resistance results in an increase in morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs for the individual, health system and country
China’s definition of COVID deaths ‘very narrow’, country’s data ‘under-represents’ severity: WHO
Updated definition is narrow since it counts only those deaths caused by COVID-induced pneumonia or respiratory failures
Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against infection, severe disease declined with new variants; here's how
AstraZeneca vaccine provided least protection against infection, showed most rapid decline
Polio eradication: ‘Need to invest in polio vaccines now to prevent resurgence’
Oral vaccine key defence against polio but also behind detection of vaccine-derived poliovirus in wastewater samples