By Devanik Saha/ IndiaSpend.org Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6 per cent mothers in India into poverty -- with the illiterate being especially susceptible -- according to a December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian...
New Delhi: Masooma Ranalvi, activist who began a campaign to end female genital mutilation in India's Dawoodi Bohra community, welcomed Union minister Maneka Gandhi's reported remark that a law would be brought in to end the custom if it...
New Delhi: The government has introduced Tuberculosis tablets in orange and strawberry flavours for children who don’t take adequate dosage fearing it to be bitter. The initiative, that aims to improve the treatment of tuberculosis and child survival rate has...
London: Providing free sanitary products and puberty lessons to girls, especially in developing countries, may be effective in improving their attendance levels in schools, a study has found. The research showed that in schools where sanitary pads or puberty education...
Tokyo: Girls who start their periods at the age of 13 or younger may be nearly 1.8 times more likely to suffer a stroke than those who start at the age of 15, a study shows. These girls are...
Mumbai: As 60-70 per cent of women fall victim to genital Tuberculosis (TB) -- largely a cause of infertility -- doctors have said that every women with menstrual irregularities, reduced bleeding, scanty menses and infections in the cervix are...
Bijapur, Chhattisgarh: Satyama, 32, has given birth to a healthy baby girl in Chhattisgarh’s newly-renovated Bijapur District Hospital. She, however, shudders to recall her previous pregnancy. Three years ago, when she required a C-Section surgery, she had to travel 160...
Guwahati: Minjuara Begum religiously visits a medical unit in Assam's Kamrup (Metro) district on the ninth day of each month with the hope that she delivers a healthy child in six months. Minjuara, 23, had three spontaneous abortions and now...
Kota, Rajasthan: Within five days of Operation Milap - a drive by anti-human trafficking cell of Rajasthan Police - 107 children were rescued in four cities of Kota division in the state. The drive that was kicked off on May...
By Azera Parveen Rahman/ IndiaSpend.org Over a thousand children below the age of five have been crippled by fluorosis over the last six years in Hojai in Assam. The most pronounced symptoms are bent legs and crooked teeth. Water contaminated by...

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