Demonetisation: public health system ill-equipped and unreliable
The government’s assurance of treatment in government hospitals is hollow as the system is inadequate
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 …
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15 वर्षों के दौरान देश में 3.85 लाख लोग विभिन्न बीमािरयों के चलते खुदकुशी कर चुके हैं
Draft Public Health Bill restrictive, unclear: experts
They raise concern over the sudden introduction of the bill and its covert focus on bioterrorism
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.
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?
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 …
An open problem
Ghana's failure to fight open defecation is an ominous sign for Africa
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
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?
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 …
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
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
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
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
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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, …
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
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.
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
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
What does Modicare mean for India's poor and sick?
In the absence of a proper public health infrastructure, what does Ayushman Bharat mean for millions of poor & sick? Kundan Pandey travels to …