With rain having covered the whole country, India is facing the appearances of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and malaria. But studies show that they are much more than just a monsoon problem now. The country has reported 1,632 cases of chikungunya and 76,238 malaria cases till April. Over 9,143...
A survey of more than 10,000 respondents across the Indian subcontinent revealed that 62.1% of the elderly in India do not get proper long-term and palliative care. The study was conducted by Agewell Research and Advocacy Centre. The study further says that out of the 62.1%, about 52.4% said they...
The growth in the use of stimulants like Ritalin is increasing worldwide for gaining brain-boosting effects, shows a global survey. The Global Drug Survey -- which had 79,640 respondents in 2015 and 29,758 in 2017 -- showed that 5% of respondents in 2015 said they used the stimulants, also called...
Matthew Garcia The American struggle to curb opioid addiction could become collateral damage in President Donald Trump’s showdown on trade. Trade tensions with allies were heightened by the White House announcement in March of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Now, another round specifically targeting China is set to take effect...
The proposed National Health Insurance aims to provide health care for all South Africans. Flickr/Rafiq Sarlie Russell Rensburg, University of the Witwatersrand Since 1994 South Africa has invested substantial resources in health care services. As a result, it’s has made significant health gains. For example, nearly 4 million people get HIV treatment...
Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News and Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Public health officials are expanding efforts to get the HIV prevention pill into the hands of those at risk, in a nationwide effort to curb infections. But the officials are hitting roadblocks — the drug’s price tag, which has...
A new drug which does not require refrigeration and retains efficacy at higher temperatures and humidity could help prevent deaths of mothers due to excessive bleeding following childbirth in low-income countries, a new study by the World Health Organisation has found. The drug, heat-stable carbetocin, retains its efficacy for at...
‘Three-people IVF’ technique that can prevent babies from being born with life-threatening genetic disorders could be soon legal in Australia. A group of Australian politicians has recommended that government should consult public and scientific experts about permitting the clinical use of this reproductive technology. The technique helps women to avoid passing...
The World Health organisation will distribute a more child-friendly version of a medicine, mebendazole, to fight intestinal worms in countries where the infection has a high prevalence. While 1.5 billion people, a fourth of world population, are infected with soil-transmitted helminths, mebendazole is one of the medicines recommended by WHO to...
Christina Jewett and Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C. Requiring unaccompanied minors to...

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