Medical education in India does not address larger social needs for health care
Medical education is in the news for all the wrong reasons. The government's decision to extend reservations in institutions of higher education …
`Diseases have become a way of life in Gaza'
Born and raised in a refugee camp in Gaza, Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Palestinian doctor who has worked for reconciliation between Israel and …
`Many doctors are simply businessmen'
Samiran Nundy, chairperson of the department of surgical gastroenterology and organ transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and editor-in-chief …
Universal health scare
The country’s planners are debating how to provide healthcare to all. In a drastic shift from the 65-year-old public health system, the …
Troubled Beautiful Minds
They are there—each residential area has its mentally disturbed people; each family has anecdotes of crazy relatives. Nobody wants to …
Human hand inspires scientists
Engineers are trying to develop a mechanical hand that can handle objects with human sensitivity and prove to be a boon to scientists and doctors.
Despite desperate combing operations, the plague bacillus is playing hide-and-seek with doctors
Irate doctors complain US reforms illegal
The American Medical Association contends that limiting prices or overall spending on health care is unconstitutional
Gandhian scheme provides rural health care
A seWhelp programme provides the poorest villagers in the area
surrounding Mahoin Gandhi's Sevagrom ashrom with access to quality medical care.
Light from an area of darkness
Strange but true. Health workers in Africa are successfully using antibiotics to slow down the spread of AIDS
Taken for a medical ride
Book>> The doctor is cheating you: A devastating expose of unethical malpractices in the medical field • by N C Asthana • …
Antibiotics, not antacids, to treat ulcers
Doctors and pharmaceutical companies have been slow to respond to growing evidence that peptic ulcers are better treated with antibiotics, rather …
Missionary women doctors in nineteenth century Delhi
Throughout the 1860s a frail young European woman with a medicine chest was a conspicuous presence at the women's ghats of the river Yamuna in …
Drugs alone do not create health
Spending heavily on medicines does not necessarily result in better health, indicate recent studies.
Promoting the fight against medical malpractice
Several voluntary organisations have started taking up cases of medical negligence, even as the debate over the liability of doctors continues.
From miracle cures to holistic development
A doctor whose aim once was to treat poor patients, now helps Soliga tribals to assert their rights and choose their own way of development.
Drug companies are buying doctors – for as little as a $16 meal
An important new study in the United States has found doctors who receive just one cheap meal from a drug company tend to prescribe a lot more of …
Ray of hope for transplant patients
A bill introduced during the last session of Parliament seeks to change the definition of death from when the heart stops beating to when the …
Supreme Court to consider doctors' appeal
The Supreme Court will decide whether medical practitioners can be held guilty of criminal negligence under the Consumer Protection Act.
Medical draft Bill will commercialise education, say doctors
NITI Aayog is championing privatisation and commercialisation of medical education in India, says the Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare
A Nobel profession
From war-torn countries to nations suffering constantly from natural calamities, Medcins Sans Frontires, also known as Doctors Without Borders, …
Biography of malignancy
Book>> The emperor of all maladies • by Siddhartha Mukherjee • Scribner • US $15
India performs badly in breastfeeding, ensuring healthy diet to children
A report blames ineffective policies, lack of budget and the absence of better monitoring policies for poor performance
Left to quacks
Unauthorized medical practitioners find business where Bihar’s health machinery deserts polio victims
Using medical aid for military aims jeopardises trust which is critical for health workers