Digital Amnesia: Excessive use of mobile phone could lead to memory loss
Smartphone addiction could impair our brain’s ability to retain new information and form new memories
Govt's share of spending on nutrition, public health reduces in the last four years
Even the outstanding liabilities of states have been growing at double digits
Promises alone cannot improve people’s health; government should know that
Now, government has promised ‘world’s largest health scheme’ whose implementation is not possible, at least in 2018.
WHO report on polluted cities in India a dire warning: CSE
Of the 5,000 odd cities and towns in India, monitoring is being done in only 307 cities
Where are the doctors’ bodies when common man suffers due to poor treatment?
Notwithstanding lack of government support, the medical associations are strangely absent whenever the needy suffers due to unethical practices, …
Plague bacteria may be hiding in common soil or water microbes, waiting to emerge
Where do plague bacteria go between outbreaks? New research demonstrates that they can survive and replicate inside amoebae that are widely …
Arun Jaitley launches 'world's largest health scheme'; is there a catch?
The National Health Protection Scheme, a flagship public health insurance programme, was announced by the Finance Minister in his 2015-16 budget …
Why 275,000 National Health Mission workers have been protesting for 3 years
National Health Mission workers are up in arms, demanding salary and perks at par with the government's regular staff
Maternal and neonatal mortality rate high despite improvement in childbirth practices
A study conducted in public health centres in Uttar Pradesh shows complying to essential childbirth practices did not significantly alter …
Progress on controlling malaria cases stalls due to lack of funds: WHO
To achieve 40 per cent reduction in malaria cases and mortality rates by 2020, the focus should be on the most heavily affected countries in Africa
Deaths due to non-communicable diseases increased by 37 per cent since 1990
Kerala, Goa, and Tamil Nadu have the largest share of non-communicable diseases, according to the 2016 India State-level Disease Burden study
Three decades on, stigma still stymies HIV prevention and treatment
Unless stigma is addressed, the aim of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is unlikely to become a reality
Weight gain during pregnancy may help shorter women have healthy babies
UNICEF estimates that 8 million babies are born with low weight every year in India
Thank you for not driving: Climate change requires anti-smoking tactics
What if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? There are lessons to be learned from the successful …
Why we should test everyone's genes to predict disease
If a test could reveal the diseases you and your family might be more likely to get, would you get it?
Large parks can reduce depression risk: study
Major depression was three times higher in residents exposed to small parks as compared to those exposed to large parks
An open problem
Ghana's failure to fight open defecation is an ominous sign for Africa
The trade in body parts of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in …
Government hospitals on sale!
India is eagerly handing over its public health facilities in towns and villages to private players. Is this the end of public healthcare?
How a community-based approach to mental health is making strides in Zimbabwe
Lay workers are being trained to help Zimbabwe manage mental issues in communities. So far it's proving successful.
Draft Public Health Bill restrictive, unclear: experts
They raise concern over the sudden introduction of the bill and its covert focus on bioterrorism
Fidel Castro: A champion of public health
Few would dispute the outstanding successes the Cuban healthcare system has achieved since Fidel and his comrades led the country’s …
Demonetisation: public health system ill-equipped and unreliable
The government’s assurance of treatment in government hospitals is hollow as the system is inadequate
First-of-its-kind policy initiative on nutrition and diet launched in Delhi
The total health burden arising from poor diet exceeds the combined burden of unsafe sex, alcohol, drug and tobacco use
Kerala imposes 14.5 per cent fat tax on branded restaurants selling junk food
A 2016 study published in the International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries found high incidence of Type-2 diabetes among the …