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TN's skewed sex ratio could have a passport twist to it -Rema Nagarajan

birth of 840 in 2016 according to the civil registration system could be due to a large number of adults registering their birth in recent years in a bid to get passports made. According to National Health Mission officials in Tamil Nadu, if only the births in a particular year are considered, the state’s sex ratio at birth was a much Healthier 932 in 2016. Ever since it became mandatory to produc

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Think differently about Healthcare -Ravikumar Chockalingam

-The Hindu India’s public Health system can no longer function within the shadows of its Health services system In India, public Health and Health services have been synonymous. This integration has dwarfed the growth of a comprehensive public Health system, wh

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Jean Dreze, the Belgian-Indian economist, interviewed by Ujjawal Krishnam (National Herald)

ty of all to labour”. On the other hand, employment guarantee under MGNREGA is just the right to do unskilled labour for a subsistence wage. Ideally, employment should be dignified, satisfying, Healthy, creative, well remunerated and socially useful. By that yardstick, most people in India are unemployed, or perhaps misemployed, and employment guarantee is still a distant dream. * Human rights activists who have spent their lifetime for the u

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Delivering Essential Nutrition: Interventions for Women in Tribal Pockets of Eastern India -Vani Sethi, Sourav Bhattacharjee, Sonali Sinha and others

holds.Large-scale surveys and routine monitoring are currently deficient in measuring the nutrition status of women, especially tribal women. This study was undertaken to analyse the reach of various Health-related schemes for tribal women in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Odisha. In the light of its findings, it is recommended that all national schemes should be reviewed through a tribal lens, as tribes remain outside the ambit of most nutrition safety

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Women who eat meat less prone to disease: study -Astha Saxena

ults show that women from Kashmir who consumed up to five non-vegetarian meals a week were found to be at a lesser risk of these diseases irrespective of whether they were suffering from PCOS or were Healthy, in comparison to women in Delhi who followed a vegetarian diet. New Delhi: A joint study by doctors at AIIMS, Delhi, and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on dietary habits of women suggested that those who consume non-vege

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Medical report on food consumption evades issues of choice and equality

-The Telegraph The world can move towards meaningful Health only when dietary interventions and models are made more representative The way to the heart is, apparently, through the stomach. Would that, then, mean that food habits all over the world have to change, given that cardiovascular diseases — the result of an unHealthy diet — are a leading cause of death around the globe? The fin

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Dietary diversity, behaviour change in Indians key to better Health and environment -Sahana Ghosh * A recent first of its kind study provides the first scientific targets for a Healthy diet from a sustainable food production system that operates within planetary boundaries for food. * Compared with current diets, global adoption of the new recommendations by 2050 will require global consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar to decrease by more than 50 percent, while consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables, and legumes m

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Those we take for granted -Kiran Bhatty & Dipa Sinha

Frontline workers providing basic services through various government programmes form the backbone of the country’s social welfare system. India’s ability to achieve its SDGs or to have a Healthy skilled workforce that contributes towards economic progress or social and human development depends to a large extent on the performance of teachers, nurses, anganwadi workers, panchayat secretaries and PWD staff. That is perhaps why they have be

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Moving away from 1% -Soumitra Ghosh

-The Hindu Sluggish Health spending can be reversed with a substantial increase in the allocation for Health in the Union Budget India’s neighbours, in the past two decades, have made great strides on the development front. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan now have better Health indicators than India, which has puzzled many. How could these countrie

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Plugging the design gaps in ICDS for all children -Dipa Sinha

ew India @ 75’ rightly recognises that the multidimensional determinants of undernutrition are inadequately reflected in policymaking. It argues that there must be convergent action with annual Health, nutrition and sanitation plans being made in an integrated manner for all districts. In the case of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), which is the main programmatic platform through which nutrition outcomes are to be achieved, the repo

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