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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.
New Delhi: In the absence of a proper social security network in India, elderly women are more vulnerable to their male counterpart and what is more worrying is the fact that 10 per cent of them are living alone,...
Chandigarh: To provide support to women affected by violence, whether in a private or a public place, the Haryana government has decided to set up 'One Stop Centres' (OSCs) in 15 more districts under the state's golden jubilee year...
Guwahati, Assam: The tea gardens in the outskirts of Assam are under the flood waters. The labourers who work there have been rendered homeless and jobless. While they have moved into a makeshift shelter on a high ground, have...
Mumbai:  At dawn on a sultry summer morning, Balaram Raute stood on a boat bobbing in a murky creek outside Mumbai, waiting for the sun to light up the water so he could dive in to dig sand. Minutes later,...
New Delhi: Over 5.11 lakh teachers as on March 31, 2015 were working in government and government-aided schools at elementary level, who need to acquire minimum qualifications as prescribed by the National Council for Teacher Education, the Lok Sabha was...

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