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One in 10 Indians above the age of 18 has mental health issues, revealed the National Mental Health Survey report on Monday. The survey, commissioned by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and carried out by the Bengaluru-based National...
Bengaluru: They are not easy to spot. Working in vegetable patches and on millet fields in Karnataka, farm labourers caught in debt bondage suffer mainly in silence. But Gopal V has lived with this silence for long enough. Now 44,...
Ranapur: For the tribal women of Gunduribadi village in Odisha, an early morning patrol is essential to conserve their forest, but what they are protecting goes far beyond food security or even their livelihoods. “Four decades ago, logging and theft...
Geneva: Two companies making vaccines to help the world eradicate polio are failing to produce enough, so many countries should prepare to give lower doses to make stocks last, a group of experts has advised the World Health...
Raipur: A protein-enriched rice variety has been developed by the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalay (IGKV) in Raipur and researchers hope it would serve as a boon for malnourished population, especially children, in the tribal-dominated Chhattisgarh. "Our researchers worked for seven...
Bhopal: Faced by an acute shortage of doctors, the primary health services in Bhopal have crippled. Of the 21 government-run civil dispensaries, seven do not have doctors, eight are functioning without dressers and 12 are without pharmacists. 32-year-old Rakiba Khan had...
New Delhi: Head and neck cancers account for more than 5.5 lakh of the total cancer cases reported in India every year, putting India in the sixth place worldwide, said health experts. Quoting the Indian Council of Medical Research, the...
New Delhi: A coming-of-age action drama series AdhaFULL by child rights agency UNICEF is set to go air on Doordarshan National. The 78-episode series follows three adolescents- Kitty, Tara and Adrak, who form a team to solve cases as they...
New York: If you wish to stay sharp in later years of life, better watch your weight now. Researchers have found that a higher body mass index, or BMI, can negatively impact cognitive functioning in older adults. Higher BMI may...
Geneva: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reached an agreement with six vaccine suppliers to provide a combined vaccine against five deadly childhood diseases for half the price it currently pays. An estimated 5.7 million deaths a year could be...

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