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If You Are Among India’s Wealthiest People, You May Have Hypertension

If You Are Among India’s Wealthiest People, You May Have Hypertension

  Nearly 13% women and 18% men aged 15-49 in the highest stratum of the wealth index have hypertension (high blood pressure), according to data from the National Family Health…

Educating Girls Can Reduce India’s Population Spiral

Educating Girls Can Reduce India’s Population Spiral

  If a girl in India studies for 12 years or more–till the age of 18–she is less likely to have teenage pregnancy, less likely to have shorter interval between…

How A TV Serial Watched By 400 Million Changed Gender Beliefs In Rural India

How A TV Serial Watched By 400 Million Changed Gender Beliefs In Rural India

  In Pratapgarh, a village that could be anywhere in the Hindi belt, a young man, Ravi, gets to know that his wife, Seema, is pregnant with a girl child,…

Alert For India: Even Brief Exposure To Air Pollution Can Be Deadly, Says Harvard Study

Alert For India: Even Brief Exposure To Air Pollution Can Be Deadly, Says Harvard Study

  India, where air pollution touched severe levels this winter, has more reasons to worry about the health hazard it poses to the elderly. Even short-term exposure to air pollution…

As Teen Pregnancies Fall Across India, 3 Northeastern States Report Increase

As Teen Pregnancies Fall Across India, 3 Northeastern States Report Increase

  At a time when teenage pregnancy–share of women aged 15-19 years who had begun childbearing–fell in the rest of the country, with some of India’s poorest states registering the…

Haryana Gave Up More Forests Than Any State, Now Asks Money For Afforestation

Haryana Gave Up More Forests Than Any State, Now Asks Money For Afforestation

  Haryana diverted the most forest–79.44 sq km or about 200 times the size of Delhi’s Lodhi Gardens or 900 times size of Mumbai’s Nariman Point–from its forest area of…

Only 1 In 1,000 Indians Lives In Area With Clean Air: New Study

Only 1 In 1,000 Indians Lives In Area With Clean Air: New Study

  In 2015, only one in 1000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) safe levels for fine, toxic dust particles called…