Most Indian Girls Unprepared For Menstruation, Taboos Drive Unhygienic Practices

Chennai: Kala was 11 when she had her first menstrual period. She was at home preparing for her final exams and panicked when she found herself bleeding. “My first reaction was to panic,” rec...

From Health Clubs In Schools To Better Diagnostics In Govt Health Centres, How Telangana And Andhra Pradesh Are Attacking TB

Vijayawada/Hyderabad: In May 2016, 14-year-old Yesu from Vijayawada city was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). The diagnosis came about thanks to the ‘Little Doctors’ Club’ in his school, which ...

‘Climate Change Impact On Health Isn’t Easy To Perceive, So It Doesn’t Resonate With Populace’

New York: In Katowice, a Polish city whose economy has always rested on coal production, world leaders sat down last month to work on a framework on how to move forward with the 2015 Paris Agreement t...

In India’s Poorest State, A Pilot Project Succeeds In Reducing Malnourishment Among Children

Bokaro, Jharkhand: A frail young nursing mother Purnima Devi, 25, clutched her emaciated baby boy, 21-month-old Gorango Malakar, at the Malnourishment Treatment Centre (MTC) in Bokaro, Jharkhand on Au...

As Delhi Air Quality Soars Beyond Hazardous, Government Emergency Plan Failed This Winter

New Delhi: Toxic levels of air pollution monitored over Delhi almost every week from November 1, 2018, to January 6, 2019, showed that the government’s emergency plans to tackle the city’s annual ...

After Messaging Campaign, Candidates Facing Murder Charges See 12% Decline In Votes, 3-Percentage-Point Decline In Vote Share

Bengaluru: A study that sent four voter information messages on the mobile phones of randomly-selected voters in more than 3,800 villages in Uttar Pradesh in the run up to the 2017 assembly elections ...

Fewer Children Out Of School, But Basic Skills Stay Out Of Reach: New Study

Mumbai: No more than 2.8% of children are out of school in India, the first time the figure has fallen below 3%, bringing the total school enrollment to a record 97.2%, according to the Annual Status ...

988 Mn Indians Do Not Have Life Insurance. Those Who Do, Are Insured For 7.8% Of What’s Needed To Cover Financial Shock

Chennai: At least 988 million Indians--more than the population of Europe and 75% of all Indians--are not covered by any form of life insurance, and an Indian is assured of only 8% of what may be requ...

Vast Income Inequalities Within Castes: Study. Top 10% Among Forward Castes Own 60% Wealth

Bengaluru: Although India’s upper caste households earned nearly 47% more than the national average annual household income, the top 10% within these castes owned 60% of the wealth within the group ...

‘One Of Every Four Households Told Us They’d Heard Of Threats To Withhold Government Benefits’ If They Didn’t Build Toilets

A group of villagers in central Bihar’s Begusarai district, including an elderly man, are seen holding their ears and doing sit-ups surrounded by policemen and government staff in this video posted ...