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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.
Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu: 14-year-old Agathian would often fall sick and not show up at the school for several weeks. When his friends checked on him at his home in Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district, nearly 500 km away from Chennai,...
New Delhi: As India continue to report 16 lakh cases of stroke every year, health experts have said that at least one third of these cases are caused by mere modifiable lifestyle factors and deteriorating air quality. A study concluded by...
Nijam Khan was on a recruiting spree. All through the autumn, he drove to villages around the town of Kantabanji in Odisha looking for labour. He zeroed in on poor families, jobless men and desperate couples. He gave them cash...
Infants who nurse during vaccinations may cry less and feel less pain than babies who are soothed in other ways, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data on breastfeeding and infant pain during needle sticks from 10 previously published studies...
New Delhi: In a first in Asia, a Digital Radiological unit has been set up at the AIIMS mortuary here to enable doctors conduct virtual autopsies with the help of high-tech digital X-rays which can detect even the minutest...

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