right to health

Right To Health Important: N. Murali

Says healthcare is poised to undergo great reforms Like right to education, right to health is equally important, N. Murali, co-chairman of The Hindu said. Taking part in the seventh anniversary of Thirumalai Mission Hospital (TMH),...
Philadelphia Affordable Care Act

Don’t Repeal Affordable Care Act

Approximately 800 people rallied in Philadelphia on Feb. 25, in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals talked about how their patients would suffer without...

We need health care price controls

Would somebody please call my congressman and senators at the country club and ask them to put down their golf clubs and write some drug price controls on our medical care industry? We are...
health policy

Finally, A Health Policy For All Of India

On the heels of its landslide electoral victory, the government has taken the bold step of changing the narrative of development. In fact, it has shown that it is prioritizing critical social and development...
Gatsonis

Bringing evidence to health screening debates

Questions about health screenings -- Whether to screen? How often? At what age? At what cost? -- seem to readily breed conflicting opinions and public confusion. What's needed is rigorously produced evidence. That's where...
family planning

Time for men to stand up and be counted

The government adds injectable contraceptives to the bouquet of choices, but the worry is that data suggest the onus of family planning rests solely on women In an attempt to offer a bouquet of choices...
affordable care act helped many

Affordable Care Act Has Helped Many

I recently went to a health care forum hosted at the Southern Tier Independence Center. I heard story after story of people whose lives were literally saved by the Affordable Care Act, people who avoided...

‘March for Science’ Organizer Says It’s About the Public, Not the Scientists

Scientists are no strangers to having their work questioned by lawmakers, and now they are fighting back. On April 22, scientists and their supporters will hold a March for Science to advocate for science...
obamacare

Why Obamacare Is Still The Law Of The Land: Carl M. Cannon

The failure of the Republican Party to parlay its control of the White House and Congress into a repeal of Obamacare launched a predictable blame game in Washington. The Tea Party-inspired House Freedom Caucus,...
antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance : Coming Full Circle

The phenomenon of antimicrobial drugs resistance The most significant breakthrough of the medical sciences, antimicrobial drugs, the compounds used for growth inhibition of disease causing microrganisms, or for their killing, has started faltering. Many disease...