Opinion

Indian healthcare debate

Indian healthcare debate

By : Dr Karan Thakur

First, the big picture – India has made rapid progress in healthcare over the past two decades. But challenges remain about healthcare cost, quality and availability. 

HIV in Nigeria

HIV in Nigeria

By : Ruby Leo/Daily Trust

Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic globally, with an estimated 3.4 million people living with HIV. The official data shows the disease is declining. 

Clinical trails in India

Clinical trails in India

By : Dr Santosh Pillai

More than 2,600 patients who participated in clinical trials in India died between 2005 and 2012. Some 12,000 suffered serious adverse effects.

Before it happens

Before it happens

By : Dr Jeemon Panniyammakal

Cardiovascular diseases, which affect the heart and the blood vessels, are turning deadlist. The question is how to stop a heart attack before it happens. 

What is GERD?

What is GERD?

By : Dr Harsh Kapoor

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is most common problem in all parts of the world. Alone in North America the treatment of the disease costs one billion dollars.

Patient privacy

Patient privacy

By : Dr Asma Khan

Since the day when I visited my doctor colleague admitted for planned surgery, I started passionately thinking about dignity of a patient. She surprised me... 

Ayurveda in Switzerland

Ayurveda in Switzerland

By : Anand Chandrasekhar/ swissinfo.ch

Practitioners of traditional Indian medicine Ayurveda will soon be able to get a federally recognised national diploma... 

Price control of drugs

Price control of drugs

By : Mirai Chatterjee

Finally, the government is planning to open generic medicine plants and distribute generic drugs through 3000 stores across the country, starting in July.

Faith and Mental Health

Faith and Mental Health

By : Dr Mudasir Firdosi

Faith and psychiatry - on the face of it, do not seem to have much in common. But some aspects of faith can offer benefits for mental health patients.

Covering Ebola

Covering Ebola

By : Sharron Lovell

The question is how to paint a picture of numbers that inform about seriousness while neither underplaying, nor being alarmist?

Why the Drugs List?

Why the Drugs List?

By : Dr Mira Shiva

The Essential Drug List becomes more relevant when the drug market is flooded with many nonessential, irrational drugs ...

Why eClinicalWorks?

Why eClinicalWorks?

By : Girish Navani

The healthcare IT industry is in the midst of a global upheaval, with organizations worldwide looking towards technologies ...

Under the Knife

Under the Knife

By : Dr Mudasir Firdosi

Blaming doctors in India has become a familiar occurrence. But the truth is failure lies deep down within the healthcare system. 

Sports Medicine in India

Sports Medicine in India

By : Dr P S M Chandran

Sports Medicine got its footing in India in 1971 and since then its growth has been pedestrian. Many just don’t understand its usefulness.

Young, fit and uninsured

Young, fit and uninsured

By : Amit Raina

The debate over national health policy often obscure a bigger story: 70% Indians just don’t have health coverage.

Innovation can save lives

Innovation can save lives

By : R. A. Mashelkar

Can we make a high-quality hepatitis-B vaccine priced at US$ 20 per dose available at a price that is 40 times less?

Food for thought

Food for thought

By : Dr. Asma Khan

That evening I was fast asleep after thirty-six hours of emergency duty at the hospital when my cell phone started ringing. It took me ...

How to keep brain healthy

How to keep brain healthy

By : Dr. Anil Dhar

As people age, they often become increasingly concerned about their inability to remember names and faces or recall specific words. As their memory seems to decline, they worry about developing Alzheimer’s disease. Forgetting has become a prevalent worry as people age.