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It Is A Matter Of Time Before India Faces Zika’s Deadly, Mutated Avatar

It Is A Matter Of Time Before India Faces Zika’s Deadly, Mutated Avatar

T Jacob John, 81, a professor emeritus of the Christian Medical College, Vellore, and one of India’s most experienced virologists believes the zika virus detected in three patients in Gujarat…

India Has World’s Highest Number Of Stunted Children, Child Workers

India Has World’s Highest Number Of Stunted Children, Child Workers

A boy carries coal at an open cast coal field at Dhanbad district in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand   India now has the highest number of children stunted…

90 Days, 4 Doctors, 2 Cities: Bhuveka’s Story And India’s Delayed Paediatric TB Diagnoses

90 Days, 4 Doctors, 2 Cities: Bhuveka’s Story And India’s Delayed Paediatric TB Diagnoses

Representational picture   New Delhi: It took 90 days, and four doctors across two cities to diagnose that Bhuveka Thareja, 13, suffered from tuberculosis (TB).   It all started with…

1 In Every 3 Children In Mumbai Municipal Schools Malnourished, Up 4 Times Since 2013-14

1 In Every 3 Children In Mumbai Municipal Schools Malnourished, Up 4 Times Since 2013-14

  Despite an extensive mid-day meal programme, a third of children in schools run by India’s richest municipal corporation in India’s richest city, are malnourished, according to a new report…

Fewer Indians Use Tobacco, But India Still World’s No 2 Consumer, Producer

Fewer Indians Use Tobacco, But India Still World’s No 2 Consumer, Producer

  Fewer Indians used tobacco in 2015-16 than a decade ago, but only China consumes and produces more tobacco, keeping cancer rates high, according to the latest national health data.…

2.5 Years On, Swachh Bharat Mission’s Claims Remain Unverified

2.5 Years On, Swachh Bharat Mission’s Claims Remain Unverified

  Although Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) has sent India on a toilet construction spree, 51.6% of households across the country did not use an improved sanitation facility–a system that…

Childbearing Expenses Push 47% Of Indian Women Into Poverty

Childbearing Expenses Push 47% Of Indian Women Into Poverty

  Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6% mothers in India into poverty–with the illiterate being especially susceptible–according to this December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University and Indian…