Odisha Improves Child & Maternal Health, Progresses Faster Than Other Poor States

New Delhi: Odisha, one of India's poorest states, has made significant progress in reducing child undernutrition—less than India as a whole, but more than other poor states, such as Bihar, Uttar Pra...

HIV Rates Are Down. There’s Little Else Going For India’s Sex Workers

New Delhi: The proportion of Indian sex workers with HIV/AIDS declined over four years to 2017, more use condoms than ever before and funding to control the disease rose 21% over the period, according...

Minister Says Universal Healthcare Is Priority, But Health System Is Under-Staffed

New Delhi: While the Indian government has promised improved and universal healthcare, a new study has pointed out that the country’s healthcare system is under-staffed, does not meet global standar...

Why India Is Struggling To Tackle Its Lung Disease Crisis

New Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Mysuru: In 2014, one of India’s foremost researchers on respiratory diseases went to meet the union health secretary to apprise her of the spurt in chronic obstructive pu...

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 ...