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Last 5 Years, Number Of Undernourished Indians Rises

Last 5 Years, Number Of Undernourished Indians Rises

Health workers measure the height of severely malnourished two-year-old girl Rajni at the nutritional rehabilitation centre of Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh.   India has the highest number of undernourished…

61% Rise In Heat-Stroke Deaths Over Decade

61% Rise In Heat-Stroke Deaths Over Decade

  There was a 61% increase in the number of deaths due to heat stoke across India between 2004 to 2013, according to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, with…

More Poor Children in School, 30% Suffer Malnutrition

More Poor Children in School, 30% Suffer Malnutrition

  97% of 12-year-olds were enrolled in elementary schools in 2013; up from 89% in 2006. Almost a third of children continue to show signs of malnutrition at age 12…

Filthy Facilities Imperil Bihar’s Sterilised Women

Filthy Facilities Imperil Bihar’s Sterilised Women

Women at a healthcare facility which was part of a study on female sterilisation in Eastern Bihar.   Women recovering from surgery lay on cotton mats on the floor. Many…

1 Laboratory For 8.8 Million, As India Faces Food-Safety Crisis

1 Laboratory For 8.8 Million, As India Faces Food-Safety Crisis

  Faced with a growing food- and water-contamination crisis, India has only 148 food-testing laboratories. In other words, each laboratory serves 8.8 million people.   In China, each laboratory serves…

Keeping Chicken Healthy Threatens India’s Health

Keeping Chicken Healthy Threatens India’s Health

  Outside the northern city limits of Bangalore, in a commercial poultry farm, cages packed with screeching chicken, sit on metal stilts. In a corner of the farm, men pack…

In 3 Months, Swine Flu Deaths Top Worst Annual Toll

In 3 Months, Swine Flu Deaths Top Worst Annual Toll

  The H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, has claimed 1,947 lives and infected 32,663 people across India according to official data (as on March 23, 2015).   In…