The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) 2015/16 based on about 59 women in India says less than two-thirds (63%) of married women have any say in their own health care or other household decisions. And 30% of women experienced physical violence since the age of 15.
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Global health authorities need to counter a worrying lull in the fight against malaria by focusing their efforts on the near-dozen mostly African countries where it claims most lives, the World Health Organization said.
As Venezuela's hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on the leaves of a tropical tree known as the guasimo.
The gut flora can make all the difference when it comes to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The risk of complications from HSCT is greater if a patient has a lower diversity of microbes in the prior to the transplantation process, according to a new study.
Microbiome diversity in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients' lower respiratory tract prediction progression to early end-stage lung disease (eESLD) and faster lung-function decline, according to new research .
Many clinical trials for breast cancer fail to give clear answers on the efficacy of new therapies, despite having thousands of patients and painstakingly tracking their outcomes for years. Now Yale Cancer Center (YCC) investigators have demonstrated that the most sophisticated models to assess patient risk for cancer can result in better clinical trials with more definitive results.
Rates of hospital readmission for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be reduced significantly with a "discharge care bundle" that costs next to nothing to implement, new research shows.
Using MRI to study the brains of young female athletes has helped develop an objective way to monitor a concussion injury. By using a technique that combines both structural and functional MRI information, Western University researchers were able to identify three unique signatures-one that shows brain changes after an athlete has suffered a concussion, another that can identify persistent brain changes six months after the concussion , and a third that shows evidence of concussion history.
In a tuberculosis screening and treatment initiative covering the entire population of Tibetan refugee schoolchildren in northern India, a team directed by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Wisconsin says it has found not only a startlingly high prevalence of TB disease and infection, but also a potentially workable strategy to eliminate the disease in a large, high-risk group.
None of the European Union (EU) Member States could demonstrate that they reach the EU target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups, according to a new report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Influenza vaccination coverage remains low in many countries, and leads to severe disease, hospitalisations and premature deaths. If no improvements in the vaccine uptake will be seen, significant burden on the healthcare systems can be expected also during this upcoming winter season.
UT Southwestern researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer's disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken for life, to potentially prevent the disease in 50 to 80 percent of at-risk adults.
Can being in a strong committed relationship reduce the risk of suicide? Researchers at Michigan State University believe so, especially among members of the National Guard. Suicide rates for members of the military are disproportionally higher than for civilians, and around the holidays the number of reported suicides often increases, for service members and civilians alike. What's more alarming is the risk of suicide among National Guard and reserve members is even greater than the risk among active duty members.