Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents, and to compare trends with those of adults.

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Eight years after it was launched, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana remains hamstrung by inflexible procedures and an inadequate coverage ceiling, finds new evaluation of its impact.

Mumbai: For the first time, HDFC Life and Apollo Munich Health insurance have come together to offer a combined term and health insurance under a single policy.

WHO and the Government of South Australia have published the case study book on Health in All Policies (HiAP), which describes experiences from around the world in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Although policy-makers are increasingly aware of the need to work across sectors, change is not easy.

To ensure that private hospitals in Jaipur provide tests and treatment for swine flu free of cost, state health department has formed a three member committee.

Preventing Stroke: Uneven progress is a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by The Bristol-Myers Squibb–Pfizer Alliance.

Seven index points have been identified for review of progress of the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) in Rajasthan.

Subsequent to the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2017, a Committee of Experts comprising of persons representing various stakeholders in the filed of mental health was constituted for framing Rules and Regulations under the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017.

The objective of the study was to describe the secular trends for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR TB) and to identify unique characteristics of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) in rural China.

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Treating cancer with the latest drugs and techniques is costly and will not improve survival globally.