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‘Diabetes Epidemic Shifting To Urban Poor, India Needs Urgent Prevention, Screening’

‘Diabetes Epidemic Shifting To Urban Poor, India Needs Urgent Prevention, Screening’

  Diabetes, once a disease of the affluent, is now rampant among India’s urban poor too and preventive measures and free screening services are urgently required to control its impact:…

Mumbai’s ‘M East’: Where 50% Children Under 2 Years Are Stunted, 40% Underweight

Mumbai’s ‘M East’: Where 50% Children Under 2 Years Are Stunted, 40% Underweight

Nikhat Mohammed Humayun Sheth, 22, with her sons Mohammed Iman (2.5 years) and Mohammed Ayan (10 months) at Rafi Nagar Slum, Govandi, Mumbai. Mohammed Iman was born premature and was…

Why India’s Most Productive City Is Losing The Battle Against Child Malnutrition

Why India’s Most Productive City Is Losing The Battle Against Child Malnutrition

Mumbai’s skyline from Marine Drive which falls in Colaba Ward that has third highest malnutrition among children studying in Municipal schools.   Mumbai’s Colaba is well known for its art…

Why 581 Million Indians Endure India’s Worst Healthcare

Why 581 Million Indians Endure India’s Worst Healthcare

  Nine of India’s poorest states–home to 581 million or 48% of India’s population–account for 70% of the country’s infant deaths, 75% of under-five deaths and 62% of maternal deaths,…

‘If India Was Serious About TB, We Would Not Have Such A Staggering Disease Burden’

‘If India Was Serious About TB, We Would Not Have Such A Staggering Disease Burden’

  “India has under-invested in tuberculosis (TB) control for several decades,” Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology & global health at McGill University in Montreal, and the Associate Director…

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

Through hoardings, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is spreading awareness about heatstroke preventative measures, such as staying indoors, covering the head with a cap or wet cloth and taking rest during…

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Somashekar Nimbalkar, Head of Department of Pediatrics, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat and coordinator of the Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.   If more Indian…