New Delhi: In five of the world's largest emerging economies, including India, lack of investment in breastfeeding results in an estimated 2,36,000 child deaths per year coupled with an economic loss of USD 119 billion, a report on Global...
New Delhi: About 8,000 patients pass through Dr Zarir F Udwadia's busy clinic every year. The patients who are usually referred to him by colleagues from different parts of the country are difficult cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). An...
Kochi: Sex change surgery is no longer a taboo and people are coming forward with inquiries, say prominent plastic surgeons in Kerala, giving the credit to the state government for unveiling a transgender policy two years back. KR Rajappan, who...
Imagine a 5 year old, innocent, vulnerable girl, totally oblivious of the evil existing in this world, as she happily enters a dark room with a man whom she fondly calls ‘bhaiya’ (brother). The man however, chooses to betray her...
London: Taboos around vaginal bleeding in developing countries are putting the lives of women and girls at risk, and the lack of sanitation is making it worse, a report has found. Menstruation is still a taboo in many countries around...
New Delhi: The government would by December come out with a national programme to fight Hepatitis C, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said. The programme would be rolled out subsequently next year, he said at the 4th National Technical...
New York: The degree of gender equality in the country a woman lives in may affect her cognitive functioning in later age, new research has found. "This research is a first attempt to shed light on important, but understudied, adverse consequences...
New Delhi: Bollywood actor John Abraham called on Monday for governments, charities and the public to step up efforts to curb rising cases of human trafficking and modern day slavery saying the crime was "a serious threat to humanity". There...
New Delhi: The Centre has asked all private television and radio channels to publicise the government's immunisation programme - 'Mission Indradhanush' - as part of their corporate social responsibility activities. The government had in December 2014 launched the initiative to ensure...
Thiruvananthapuram: The number of mothers who breastfeed their babies within one hour of birth has increased in Kerala, according to a latest survey. About two-third (64.3 per cent) of mothers in Kerala now give breast milk within one hour, as...

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