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...
For the first time in a decade, there are more than 900 girls per 1000 boys in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced, setting a target of 950 in the next six months. "The sex ratio at birth...
Mousumi and Tumpa of Bengal's Kamduni village led protests fighting for justice for their friend who was gang raped and murdered in 2013.
Scientists in Asia are racing to put together detection kits for the Zika virus, with China on Thursday confirming its first case, but the researchers are challenged by the lack of a crucial element - a live sample of...
Polio transmission may be at its lowest-ever levels globally, but a top WHO official has warned that the risk of the virus being transmitted into all polio-free areas still persists. On January 13, WHO South-East Asia Region completed five years...
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...
The government will start promoting birth spacing by expanding choice of contraceptives and improving quality healthcare in the country, Health Minister JP Nadda said on Monday. Calling the endorsement of birth spacing through contraceptives a paradigm shift, Mr Nadda said...

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