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Quality of care does not differ between physicians and non-physician clinicians in community health centres: Study

Quality of care does not differ between physicians and non-physician clinicians in community health centres: Study

Washington: A new study, published in Medical Care, examining patient health outcomes in community health centres found that nurse practitioners and physician assistants delivered care that was equivalent to care delivered by physicians. more

Study finds few mobile health apps help patients who need them most

Study finds few mobile health apps help patients who need them most

Washington: The smartphones that most people carry could transform how people manage their health, especially for the tens of millions who have chronic conditions or complex health needs. more

Women with dementia receive less medical attention: Study

Women with dementia receive less medical attention: Study

London: Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP (general practitioner), receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, reveals a new study by the University College London (UCL). more

Training informal healthcare providers improved quality of care in West Bengal

Training informal healthcare providers improved quality of care in West Bengal

Washington: Training informal healthcare providers in India improved the quality of healthcare they offered to patients in rural regions, a new study reports. more

Acclaimed programme fails to improve healthcare for children in Bihar

Acclaimed programme fails to improve healthcare for children in Bihar

Durham (North Carolina, US): A widely hailed initiative that combines franchising business models and telemedicine to deliver better more

Number of TB cases in India is double current estimates, says new study

Number of TB cases in India is double current estimates, says new study

London: The number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in India may be up to two to three times higher than current estimates, suggests a new study. more

Study shows importance of engaging pharmacists for fighting TB, reducing misuse of antibiotics

Study shows importance of engaging pharmacists for fighting TB, reducing misuse of antibiotics

Montreal (Canada): As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and the country facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. more

BMI a wrong measure of health: Study

BMI a wrong measure of health: Study

New York: Using body mass index (BMI) to gauge health is a wrong practice as it is a deeply flawed measure, reveals a study while adding that BMI should not be the primary goal for maintaining good health. more

Revolutionary app to record causes of death globally

Revolutionary app to record causes of death globally

Melbourne: A team of researchers has developed a revolutionary new app to capture accurate global cause of death data on tablets and mobile phones at a time when two in three deaths — 35 million each year — are unregistered worldwide, including in India. more

India urgently needs to restructure its health sector: Study

India urgently needs to restructure its health sector: Study

London: India’s health system needs an urgent course correction across several key challenges, if the country is to achieve the government’s vision of assuring health for all, says a paper in The Lancet. more