You might assume that the vast sums the US spends on healthcare must produce better patient outcomes than the rest of the world

On May 25, the Supreme Court freed Binayak Sen. The paediatrician and human rights activist was held prisoner by the Chhattisgarh government for two years for alleged Maoist links. Savvy Soumya Misra spoke to him on his future plans What is your priority now? In Chhattisgarh, violence is being answered with Maoist violence. The state and the Centre have said they will intensify

Civil rights activist Binayak Sen completed two years in jail on May 14 as an undertrial on charges of assisting Naxals in Chhattisgarh. There were nationwide demonstrations on May 14, an editorial and at least two articles on Sen

Deliver at home with trained midwives and avoid caesarean section A belly dancer, tarot-card readers and yoga therapists, people not associated with childbirth, tea

More midwives needed: An additional 350,000 midwives are needed to ensure 95 per cent of the 160 million births the world over in a year are attended by trained health workers. As per the International Confederation of Midwives and WHO, maternal mortality is the

In the context of growing recognition of health as a vital component of human capital and the need for evolving sustainable health care system (HCS), an epidemiologic study was conducted in an area in rural AP in 2006. The empirical results show a higher level of sickness than at the state level and poor access and utilisation of existing HCF.

Seven women die every day in Orissa due to pregnancy-related causes. The Union government's Janani Surakshya Yojana (JSY) is a scheme which seeks to prevent maternal mortality, but it is feeble.

Agitation for his release gathers steam ON MAY 4, the Supreme Court issued notice to the Chhattisgarh government seeking its response in two weeks to the petition of Binayak Sen, vice-president of the People

Many global health programmes erroneously claim to strengthen national health systems, a study has found.

The relation between experience and knowledge has been the subject of several debates in the sociology of knowledge, especially with regard to medical knowledge. The disease is experienced by the patient and the physician, who has the knowledge of disease, conducts the diagnoses and provides treatment. This poses two questions: Does the patient, who experiences the disease, have knowledge?