The objective of the study was to describe the attitudes, beliefs, and practices of U.S. obstetricians on the topic of prenatal environmental exposures.

Shortages of nurses, doctors, and health professionals in resource-poor countries challenge the success of many health initiatives and health-system strengthening. In many of these countries, medical and nursing schools are few and severely short of faculty, limiting their capacity to scale-up and increase the number of skilled graduates and professionals to support the health system.

Blood Pressure related disease affected 118 million people in India in the year 2000; this figure will double by 2025. Around one in four adults in rural India have hypertension, and of those, only a minority are accessing appropriate care. Health systems in India face substantial challenges to meet these gaps in care, and innovative solutions are needed.

Corruption, an undeniable reality in the health sector, is arguably the most serious ethical crisis in medicine today. However, it remains poorly addressed in scholarly journals and by professional associations of physicians and bioethicists. This article provides an overview of the forms and dynamics of corruption in healthcare as well as its,implications in health and medicine.

This report by the Global Health Workforce Alliance Secretariat and the World Health Organization consolidate the latest information available on human resources for health and informs the global community on how to attain, sustain and accelerate progress on universal health coverage. Read the summary.

The editorial “Doctors for Rural Areas” (13 April 2013) is highly practical and convincing. In view of the dearth of capacity of preparing an MBBS doctor, our country lacks the number of doctors required for serving the rural areas. The MBBS doctors coming out from private medical colleges have to pay hefty amounts as capitation fees and at the same time a huge course fee. The rural areas have very poor infrastructure and lack a congenial living atmosphere and for these reasons, doctors remain absent while they serve their rural stint.

he Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 which is in force in a few states is being sought to be placed before the state legislature in Maharashtra amidst vehement protest from the medical fraternity. This legislation, which the Indian Medical Association claims will lead to doctors being harassed, was born of a long patients' rights movement against abysmal infrastructure conditions and poorly qualifi ed staff in small clinics, hospitals, and diagnostic and pathology laboratories.

Panel discussion on lifestyle diseases: India positioned on the wrong side of the health index, warn experts.

In the wake of the tragic death of four critical patients at the Sushruta Trauma Centre here on Tuesday due to disruption in oxygen supply, Delhi Health Minister A.K.

In India, with the introduction of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) from 2005 to 2006, utilization of healthcare services at the peripheral level has improved. This study was conducted with the purpose of evaluating knowledge, attitudes and practices of ASHA workers in relation to child health.