A spike in the number of dengue cases reported in the capital over the past one month prompted Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to hold a review meeting with senior officials from the Delhi g

If all women in India had completed secondary education, the under-five mortality rate would be 61 per cent lower, UNESCO has said.

India and Nigeria account for more than a third of child deaths worldwide. If all women in both countries had completed secondary education, the under-five mortality rate would have been 61 per cent lower in India and 43 per cent lesser in Nigeria, saving 1.35 million children’s lives.

Taking seriously to the rising cases of dengue, the health department of the Delhi Government, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Directorate of Nation Vector Borne Disease Control Program

To Observe Dry Day A Week At School & Home

Kochi: School students in Kochi will take an anti-dengue pledge and observe ‘dry day’ once a week at their schools and home to prevent and control the outbreak of epidemics.

Officials of District Aids Programme Control Unit (DAPCU) swung into action following the report filed by National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) terming around 132 villages as sensitive to HIV t

Expressing concern over the growing problem of vitamin-D deficiency across the globe, the second international conference on “Vitamin-D deficiency and its health consequences”, held recently in Abu Dhabi, has stressed on creating awareness and education among the masses, especially women, to control this global pandemic.

The prime objective of the conference was to identify the reasons of vitamin-D deficiency in the UAE, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the world; discuss issues related to laboratory measurement of vitamin, deliberate on consequences of vitamin D deficiency in bone and bone-related diseases like rickets, explain various biological roles of vitamin D in cancer, diabetes and depression and current clinical practice guidelines and their relevance.

Ailment Reported For The First Time In State, Claims Life Of 50-Year-Old

The health department is fighting the first outbreak of Lyme disease in the state in human settlements inside the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. The disease has claimed the life of a 50-yearold woman while four others have been affected so far. All the affected belong to Nambiarkunnu at Chettiyalathur in Noolpuzha panchayat. The disease was confirmed in blood tests conducted at the Manipal Centre for Virus Research this week.

“Insensitive attempt to create awareness about cervical cancer”

Is the Delhi Government promoting moral policing in the name of health education? That is the question to which women activists and students have demanded an answer, pointing to the Delhi Government roadside banners that blame “immoral sex” for cervical cancer. Stating that these banners are an “insensitive” attempt by the Delhi Government to create awareness about cervical cancer, a Jawaharlal Nehru University student Radhika said: “These banners that have been placed at various places in Delhi are for public education, but to state that ‘immoral sex’ is responsible for cervical cancer in women is tactless and highly offensive.’’

JAIPUR: The state government is taking measures to make Jaipur smoke-free city by the end of this financial year through effective implementation of Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act (COTPA)

MUMBAI: A sanitation programme for urban slums and schools in Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal has been announced by a child rights NGO in association with a health and hygiene products comp