India needs to holistically tackle child malnutrition

It is shocking that despite losing precious segments of its population each year, discussions around its causes in the mainstream media are virtually non-existent.

The Blue Whale Challenge and how the Internet is affecting our state of mind

We must not lose sight of the far larger issue of teenage suicides in our country in the midst of the Blue Whale melodrama

Hospitals have no business making profits on medicines

Like cardiac stents, the prices of medicines, non-coronary stents, implants used in orthopedics, eyes, ears, pacemakers and all consumables such as syringes should be capped

Wellness at workplace- Sit/stand is the way forward

Switching between seated and standing postures throughout the day is not only good for energy and productivity, but for overall health

It's time to make organ transplants free from unreasonable restrictions

The responsibility of the state should therefore be an endeavour to cut out the middlemen rather than discourage donations.

Can GST create a win-win situation for all healthcare stakeholders?

Rajiv Nath, forum coordinator, Association of Indian Medical Device Industry, on how GST may impact the cost of healthcare in India

You may have quit smoking, but your risk of cancer stays!

Well- known oncologist Dr Shona Nag on how smoking and tobacco consumption is killing millions

Government needs to regulate, not ban, commercial surrogacy

The bill proposes to allow only near relatives to act as surrogates, which the Government believes, will help curb the exploitation that surrogates have been reported to have undergone

Stroke is increasingly claiming young lives 

Stroke has emerged as a second biggest killer in the world; even in India more people die of stroke than infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis

Why good home-care health system is needed in rural areas 

Last month, my mother, who is 92, fell in the bathroom and broke her pelvic bone. I live in the rural town of Phaltan in western Maharashtra

It was a race against time when I did my first heart transplant

A surgeon feels most frustrated when he does not have a cure for his ailing patient. I too face it many a time--irreversible conditions where a surgeon feels helpless....

We are reinventing yoga without compromising with its basic principles: Akshar

Akshar, the famous yoga master who has come up with whole new yoga forms such as Aerial yoga and Coconut yoga, talks to Healthpost about his journey as a yoga practitioner....

The world's smallest and cheapest ventilator can help millions of patients  

This pocket sized ventilator is as accurate as any high-end conventional ventilator and costs only Rs 15,000....

Vitamin D deficiency not associated with asthma

Lack of exposure to adequate sunlight has increased the incidence of Vitamin D deficiency among people. Vitamin D deficiency is associated  wit....

Economic Times through the ‘The Economic Times World Heart Week 2017’ presents a conference designed to showcase diverse and current happenings i...