A Man, His Oxygen Tank And India’s Growing Spectre Of Death

Bengaluru: Over 34 years, as India’s economy expanded and flourished, Raj Iyer was on the move, travelling at least 14 days a month as a consultant with nonprofit and government agencies. His...

1 In 2 Indian Diabetics Unaware Of Their Condition: Study

Bengaluru: About one in every two Indians (47%) living with diabetes is unaware of their condition, and only about a quarter (24%) manage to bring it under control, a May 2019 study has found. Rural m...

Why Changing Afsana Bano’s Life Could Boost UP And India

Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh: Afsana Bano is 18, and her 5’7 frail figure and delicate bones cradled a three-day-old baby that weighed 2.6 kg instead of the ideal 3.3 kg at this stage. Afsana Ban...

India’s Poorest States Saw Largest Declines In Health Sector Performance: NITI Index

New Delhi: Nine of India’s 21 large states saw a decline in their health sector performance, and five of these are also among India’s poorest, according to a new report. Bihar saw the largest decl...

Among Muzaffarpur’s Children, 2 In 5 Are Underweight, 1 In 2 Too Short For Age

Mumbai: As Muzaffarpur, Bihar, experiences its worst encephalitis outbreak in recent history, NITI Aayog’s dashboard on state-level nutrition statistics reveals that the state ranks high in the prop...

Tobacco Gives J&K Its Highest Tax Revenue, And A COPD Crisis

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), among the four Indian states with the highest prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), recorded tobacco sales worth Rs 5,530 crore over seven ...

Bihar’s Poorest Prefer Public Health To Jobs, Road, Cash Transfers

Mumbai: As 128 children died of encephalitis in Bihar over 19 days to June 21, 2019, a new study reports that the state’s rural population prefers government investment in public healthcare over roa...

How Pharmacies Can Help India’s Battle Against TB

Mumbai: Pharmacies trained in tuberculosis (TB) screening and doctor referrals can significantly improve the detection and diagnosis of the disease in India, according to a recent study. TB scree...

‘For Children’s Nutrition, Mother’s Education More Important Than Family Wealth’

New Delhi: Cutting across the wealth divide, more than a quarter of Indian children under two years of age who were surveyed for a new study did not eat a diversified diet. More than household wealth,...

Assam’s World-Famous Tea Gardens Are Deadly For Pregnant Women

Sonitpur, Assam: “Mothers are now able to reach us even during the monsoon,” said Arundhati Das, 52, pointing at the asphalt road outside a one-room government health sub-centre in Bhojkhowa villa...