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Support for voluntary family planning allows women in India the same access to life saving contraceptives as women in developed countries. Access to voluntary family planning and enabling women to make informed decisions about whether and when to have children has transformational benefits for women and it is one of the most cost-effective investments to reduce maternal and infant deaths

On Hyderabad Outskirts, New Fight Against High Rate Of Child Marriages

Priests, card printers, flower decorators and tent suppliers are all being recruited in Telangana to help crack down on child marriages. The legal age of...

C-Section, Antibiotics And Formula Milk May Up Health Risks Of Babies

Compared to vaginally born infants, those delivered by C-section showed significantly greater diversity of species in the weeks after birth.

Nearly Half Of Women Of Reproductive Age In India Anaemic: Study

As many as 48.1 per cent of women of reproductive age in India have anaemia, which is only slightly less than the prevalence percentages...

Tribal Man Sells Goat, Jewellery To Build Toilet In Rajasthan

Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a tribal man sold off his goat and mortgaged the ornaments of his wife to complete the work...
Palash Hospital Gwalior

Gwalior’s Adoption Scam Targets Unwed Mothers

A nurse at a government hospital soothes a crying baby rescued in a raid on a private hospital that police suspect was selling abandoned...

India Needs To Increase Family Planning Budget, Says Study

India needs to significantly increase the budget for the family planning sector, else it may fall short of the commitment to provide the services...
Breastfeeding May Lower Ear Infection Risk In Babies

Breastfeeding May Lower Ear Infection Risk In Babies

The risk was 17 percent lower for infants fed at the breast for six months of infancy, the study found.
Mumbai Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Save Their Month-Old Baby

Mumbai Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Save Their Month-Old Baby

The hospital, however, has promised waivers, but the doctors say they can do very little to avoid such expenditures.
Ahmedabad Labour Toddler Parents Migrants

At Ahmedabad Construction Site, Parents Tie Toddler To Rock While They Work

Parents said their children usually stayed with them until they are seven or eight, when they are sent to live with grandparents in poor tribal villages in a neighbouring state.
Kids Walk Early Have Stronger Bones Toddlers

Kids Who Walk Early Likely To Have Stronger Bones

The findings from the study may help to identify who is at a greater risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures in later life.

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