Health

At 732 Million, India Tops List on Number of People Without Access to Toilets: Report

At 732 Million, India Tops List on Number of People Without Access to Toilets: Report

In addition to the increased risk of disease, the lack of sanitation facilities also makes women and girls susceptible to harassment. India, the world’s second-largest country by population, has the highest number of people (732 million) without access to toilets, according to a new report. The report by WaterAid, titled Out Of Order:The State of the […]

Indian Doctors Only Spend 2 Minutes With Patients, Which Is Among The Worst In The World, Reveals Study

Indian Doctors Only Spend 2 Minutes With Patients, Which Is Among The Worst In The World, Reveals Study

The length of medical consultation, also called as primary care consultancy, on an average is 2 minutes in India, a study has revealed. The study published in medical journal, BMJ Open, which is the largest international study  on consulting time says that India is listed among the worst. Neighbouring countries Bangladesh and Pakistan have an average […]

At Least 64 Children Died Every Day In Madhya Pradesh In 2016

At Least 64 Children Died Every Day In Madhya Pradesh In 2016

At least 64 children below the age of six died every day in the last year in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh,  and its infant mortality rate is worse that some African countries. The government was forced to come up with the revised figure after former chief ministerBabulal Gaur accused the state government of providing misleading information on malnourished children in […]

Learning from kangaroos: How skin-to-skin contact with parents saves newborn lives

Learning from kangaroos: How skin-to-skin contact with parents saves newborn lives

Carmela Torres was 18 when she became pregnant for the first time. It was 1987 and she and her now-husband, Pablo Hernandez, were two idealistic young Colombians born in the coastal region of Montería who moved to the capital, Bogotá, in search of freedom and a better life. When Torres told her father she was […]

Indian children died after eating lychees on empty stomach

Indian children died after eating lychees on empty stomach

US and Indian scientists say a mystery illness that killed more than 100 children a year in northern India was caused by eating lychees on an empty stomach. For more than two decades, apparently healthy children in a region of Bihar suffered sudden seizures and lost consciousness. Almost half died, baffling doctors. New research, published […]

Work-life balance ‘increasingly stressful for fathers’

Work-life balance ‘increasingly stressful for fathers’

Nearly half of working fathers would like a less stressful job so they can spend more time caring for their children, a study has found. About a third would take a pay cut to achieve a better work-life balance, the charity Working Families said. Employers are not doing enough to help dads take a more […]

Study: Smoking will kill eight million a year by 2030

Study: Smoking will kill eight million a year by 2030

Study conducted with US National Cancer Institute says 80 percent of deaths occur in low and middle-income countries Smoking will kill more than eight million people a year by 2030, according to a World Health Organization study. The study, which was conducted with the US National Cancer Institute and released on Tuesday, found that more […]