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Home care for stroke patients ineffective: Study

Home care for stroke patients ineffective: Study

By : Dinesh C Sharma

Stroke patients require continuous care including physiotherapy to recover and minimise life-long disability. Indian doctors have been recommending home-based care for rehabilitation of stroke patients. But a new study revealed that this does not work and has surprised medical community. 

The gender gap in healthcare

The gender gap in healthcare

By : Shazia Salam

The study of 1.06 million certified deaths in 2014, by the census department revealed that more Indian men are likely to be admitted to hospital during the last moments of life than women. The data and the difference therein reflect a gendered dynamics about basic access to healthcare.

Zika virus in India: Govt kept it a secret

Zika virus in India: Govt kept it a secret

By : Nabeela Khan

The Zika virus has devastating consequences. It has already infected thousands of people since its outbreak in Brazil. To combat the disease, WHO has made obligatory for every country to notify the disease. In India, the government actively concealed information from public.

Why availability of infertility data is crucial?

Why availability of infertility data is crucial?

By : Jisha Krishnan

Indian IVF services market of infertility clinics, sperm and egg banks is on the rise. But there is no data available about infertility clinics and the number of Indians opting for it because the sector is unregulated. It needs to be regulated with a national framework to monitor and examine assisted reproductive technology in the country.

Indian scientists develop new drug for blood cancer

Indian scientists develop new drug for blood cancer

By : Bhavya Khullar

A group of Indian scientists have found a new compound that effectively kills leukemic cancer cells. The drug has been tested in laboratory animals and the new compound has been found to be most effective in leukemic cells, while other cancer cell lines like colorectal and cervical showed less effect.

India's unrecorded deaths show gaps in data

India's unrecorded deaths show gaps in data

By : Nabeela Khan

Data on causes of death is essential to undertake appropriate curative and preventive measures for various health problems. But, almost 80 per cent deaths are officially not documented in India. The country knows only about 20% of its deaths and reasons behind those deaths, so what is official data telling us about million deaths.