Children born into smaller families in the world's poorest countries may live for three years longer than those born into larger families, a new study has claimed. Researchers showed that while family planning programmes have sometimes been pitched as ways...
With the declared objective of increasing access to government health schemes and making them more cost effective and robust, the government has launched four mobile health services, including Kilkari - a free message service on antenatal and infant care. Kilkari...
A national survey to determine the overall health of the country has revealed startling problems - among them, severe malnutrition among children younger than five years.
Over 11 crore adolescents across the country will be given iron and folic acid supplements to reduce nutritional anaemia - a condition in which there is a deficiency of the Oxygen carrier haemoglobin in the blood - under a programme...
The AAP government in Delhi is planning to boost spending on health, education and road infrastructure in the capital.
New Delhi: Far from offering any long-term solution to the problem of depression, abusing substances such as alcohol, opioids, and drugs like cocaine and heroin will only worsen it, health experts have warned. People suffering from depression reach for drugs...
Kolkata: It's been a bumpy ride for a 65-year-old yellow cab driver, Gazi Jalaluddin. A good student who was forced to give up formal education due to poverty, he now runs two schools and an orphanage in his native...
By IndiaSpend Team India has achieved the target for eliminating visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar), a neglected tropical disease (NTD), in 82 per cent sub-districts, according to the fourth World Health Organization (WHO) report on Neglected Tropical Diseases released on April...
Bhopal: A Madhya Pradesh Minister has come up with an unusual way to teach alcoholic and abusive husbands an unforgettable lesson. Prompted by the complaints of rural and urban women about their misbehaving alcoholic husbands, Gopal Bhargava, the state minister...
Noida: A rare tumour in the heart has been treated in 48-year-old Poonam Chaudhary, a resident of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh after a complicated life-threatening surgery. Citing bleak chances of survival, many hospitals denied treating the tumour (Myxoma) that cut...

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