New Method Reveals India’s Malnutrition By Parliamentary Constituency

New Delhi: A new technique can measure malnutrition by parliamentary constituency in India, which has the world’s largest number of malnourished children, according to a new study. The analysis...

Indians In White-Collar Jobs Are More Prone To Obesity, Chronic Health Risks

Mumbai: Indians in white-collar jobs, with low levels of activity in their workday, have a higher average body mass index (BMI)--an indicator of obesity--than those in blue-collar occupations, accordi...

India’s Poorest Women Benefit Less From Public Health, Nutrition Services

New Delhi: Despite a four-fold increase in the number of women and children receiving supplementary nutrition under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme in the 10 years to 2016, ...

This Disease Is The 2nd Highest Killer Of Indians, Yet Doctors Or Patients Do Not Know Enough About It

Pune: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was the second highest cause of death in India after heart disease in 2017, killing 1 million (958,000) Indians that year, according to University of...

India Must Improve Monitoring Of Pill-induced Abortions To Safeguard Women’s Health

Mumbai: Four out of five abortions in Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are induced using a drug or a combination of drugs, according to a new study. While this medical method of abortion (MMA) ha...

India’s Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Patients Face Delayed And Confusing Diagnoses, Treatment

Mumbai: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients in India face delayed diagnoses, different treatment pathways from both public and private health care systems and differing costs for the same tre...

Improve Women’s Education, Health Services To Reduce India’s Anaemia Burden, World’s Highest

New Delhi: Improving women’s education could be the single most important intervention to reduce India’s anaemia burden, apart from nutrition and health measures, said a study published in medical...

India Readies A New Cadre Of Certified Midwives To Improve Maternal, Infant Care

Karimnagar (Telangana) and Delhi: “As a nurse, we used to refer to mothers as patients. The first thing we learned as a midwife was to treat them as mothers and not patients,” said Jyothirmayee Ak...

Why India’s Public Health Facilities May Suffer Despite A Likely Rise In Health Spending

New Delhi: The allocation for the ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) in Budget 2019 is likely to increase from Rs 52,800 crore (budget estimates) in the current financial year 2018-19 to Rs...

Budget 2019 May Pump Money Into Ayushman Bharat But Bleed Other Core Health Schemes

New Delhi: Health seemed to have finally become a part of India’s political agenda when Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, popularly known as Ayushman Bharat scheme, was launched in September 2018, l...