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India’s children need a better deal

For a country that aims to be a regional power, the data on child nutrition confirms that the situation is abysmal. Save for Bihar, six of the seven states with the highest incidence of stunting, for example, are ruled by the BJP or the BJP and its allies – Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar.

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It’s time to talk. Period

As per the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), 2015-16, rural Madhya Pradesh fares the worst in the country in menstrual health management, with only 26.4 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 24 using hygienic methods.

Child rights issues missing from party manifestos, finds study

Children’s issues get a meagre 11 per cent weightage in manifestos of top 10 parties: CRY study.

J’khand’s poor maternal health story retold in post-delivery death

The state health department ruled out medical negligence.

‘11% of kids under five in state underweight’

State government releases latest malnutrition figures on the basis of survey under ICDS.

Driven by ignorance into teen motherhood

“Under no circumstances will we keep the baby,” says the mother of a pregnant girl,15,whose 17-year-old boyfriend is in a remand home and accused of rape

NACO plans ART Plus centres to provide second-line therapy

Presently,2,600 people are on second line drugs for HIV as they were critical despite taking medication.

Medics issue advisory on No Tobacco Day

With the world observing No Tobacco Day on May 31,medics have issued advisories to people to abstain from consumption of all forms of tobacco.

Lancet study co-author looks to widen research

The team of researchers that described the patterns of India’s missing girl children in a recent study published in The Lancet now hopes to widen its investigation to Indian communities living abroad.

… in Assam,every third girl marries before 18

Every third girl in Assam gets married before reaching the legal age for marriage,18 years.

Obesity cases high in India

According to a survey about 30 million Indians are obese and around 20 pct of school-going children are overweight.