In Odisha, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, more than 35 per cent of rural households - at least one in four -- have to walk half-a-kilometer to get water, says data from Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS II), which surveyed 42,153 homes.
A two-year-old app is helping women in Asia's largest slum, Dharavi, to stand up against domestic violence. The Little Sister app, working in 3 languages, is helping women report instances, however small, and get help. Home to a population of...
When the then Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury launched the Dhanalakshmi scheme in 2008, she hoped it would encourage families to educate girls. The scheme encouraged families to delay marriage, offering Rs 100,000 ($1,500) as insurance if the...
India is calling for volunteers to hold workshops for children, human resources development minister Smriti Irani said on Thursday, as state-run schools around the country struggle with absentee teachers. Launching the initiative, Ms Irani said people from varying professions could...
For the second time in last three years, farmhand Yashodabai Rathod, 38, migrated to Mumbai from the drought-hit Marathwada. She was not alone. The scarcity of water and livelihood had driven the entire family out: Her husband, three daughters...
Researchers have found that increasing the levels of a protein in older adults could reduce the amount of plaque buildup in their arteries, lowering the risk of heart disease. As men and women grow older, their chances for coronary heart...
An injectable drug widely used to lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, can also reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and advanced kidney disease, finds a new study. The findings showed that taking liraglutide drug can...
Twenty-five-year-old Kamlesh Kumari, a resident of Sirmathura village in Dholpur district of Rajasthan, is engrossed in a tab, searching for child healthcare tips while her four-month-old daughter sleeps on her lap. Educated till Class 8, Kamlesh craves knowledge. Mobile phone...
Long-term exposure to household air pollution from fuels, such as kerosene or diesel, is likely to increase the risk of heart attack and death, warn researchers including an Indian origin scientist. One-half of the world's population lives in poverty and...
Deficiencies in certain vitamins are the likely reason behind the development of migraines in children, teens and young adults, finds a new study. The findings revealed that a high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines had mild...

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