Iron-Fortified Pearl Millet Fights Anaemia, Improves Learning In Teens

New Delhi: Biofortified bajra (pearl millet) introduced into the diet of Indian adolescents led to reduced iron deficiency and improved learning skills and mental ability, a new study found. Biof...

In A Mumbai Slum, Children Become Healthier, As Their Parents Learn To Tackle Malnutrition

Mumbai: “I think I perhaps knew how to hold a baby and play with one before I had my own, but not really anything else. I didn’t know what to expect when I got pregnant. Growing up, talking about ...

More Indians Die Of Poor Quality Care Than Due To Lack Of Access To Healthcare: 1.6 Million

New Delhi: Some 2.4 million Indians die of treatable conditions every year, the worst situation among 136 nations studied for a report published in The Lancet. Poor care quality leads to more de...

India’s Public-Health Failures That PM’s Insurance Scheme Won’t Plug: The Story Of Arti And Kailash

Palghar, Maharashtra: In March 2015, Kailash Burange, a painter of traditional art, and his wife Arti walked into the Nashik Civil Hospital in Western Maharashtra with their newborn baby girl. It had ...

6 In 10 Indian Babies Miss Out On Early Breastfeeding And Its Life-Saving Benefits

New Delhi: While there has been an improvement in the number of babies getting breastfed in the first hour of life in India--reflected in a rise from 23.1% in 2005 to 41.5% in 2015--the majority of In...

Why Health Workers, Paid Rs 4,000 Per Month, Are Vital To India’s National Nutrition Mission

Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh: Every morning, 26-year-old Meenakshi Gangwar packs a rucksack--a baby doll, a register and some nutrition charts--and sets off on her scooter to visit one of the 41 anganwa...

Why National Nutrition Mission Must Focus On Improving Women’s Well-being

Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh: About 400 metres from the sub-divisional magistrate’s office in Manikpur block of Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot district, 18-month-old Chandni Kol sat crying outside her m...

Why Every Child In India Is Not Vaccinated: Wealth, Mother’s Education, Birth Order

New Delhi: A child born to a household in the richest wealth bracket in India is 2.26 times more likely to receive the critical, three-dose vaccine against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and t...

Being Urban, Wealthy & Educated Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

Mumbai: Heart disease is the highest killer among Indians but the risk of heart disease varies across states, with wealthier and more urbanised states having higher risk, according to a new study.   ...

Fewest Mothers Die In States With Best ‘Health Performance’

Mumbai: Fewer Indian mothers died in states that improved their overall “health performance”, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest maternal mortality data. Seven of 10 Indian s...