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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.
Kolkata has a water ATM - a coin-operated machine that sells a litre of clean drinking water for two rupees, way cheaper than what's available in the markets right now. The water ATM is a pilot for a government...
The parents of a 10-month-old boy who died in a hospital in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday allege that they were asked for bribes by every employee they encountered, including the man who was to administer a crucial injection to...
New York: Does your child choose drinks with added sugar such as soda, fruit-flavoured and sweetened energy drinks over fresh fruits and green vegetables? Be warned, as children between the age of two-to-18 consuming more than six teaspoons of added...
London: Women who drink 14 or more servings of alcohol a week are likely to have an 18 per cent decrease in their fertility, a study has found. The findings showed that low to moderate intake of alcohol, defined as...
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh: Days after a young mother spent a night outside a government hospital in Meerut with her daughter's body, since she could not afford a hearse, NDTV visited the city's two biggest government hospitals to find out what...

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