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Anaemia is a public Health emergency that needs to be addressed immediately -Alok Kumar & Vedeika Shekhar

children has declined, it affects every second child in the country. There has been no perceptible decline in anaemia among 15 to 49-year old women; it affects around 60 per cent of them. This public Health emergency needs to be addressed immediately. Poverty, gender disparity, poor sanitation, low Health and nutrition service coverage and poor nutritional intake — particularly an iron-deficient di

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New Study Links Childhood Stunting to Teen Pregnancy Children born to adolescent mothers score poorly on height and weight for their age. New Delhi: Data from the fourth National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-4) surveyed 60,096 women to find what age they were at the time of their first pregnancy. It was found that 25% of these women were in the age group of 10-19 years (adolescence). Children born to adolescent mothers score poorly on height and weight for their age. Adolescent

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Insurers can't deny cover for mental illness, adventure sports enthusiasts -Rachel Chitra

-The Times of India BENGALURU: Insurance regulator IRDAI on Friday came out with new rules that will have widespread ramifications for Health insurers and the general public. Insurers henceforth cannot decline coverage to those who have used opioids or anti-depressants. Nor can they exclude those with a history of clinical depression, personality disorders, sociopathy, psychopathy, or neurodegenerative disorders. They cannot exclude kids suff

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Ujala Clinics to be revamped with peer educators' services

la Clinics for adolescents, the Rajasthan government will appoint peer educators and “shadow educators” for counselling of youngsters and ensure better coordination with other medical and Health schemes. Ujala Clinics are functioning at the government Health facilities in 10 districts of the State. A workshop of adolescent Health counsellors was or

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Jobless with a job in Delhi -Basant Kumar Mohanty

0,000 a month, has medical insurance and receives pension after retirement. A contractual sanitation worker hired by the civic body itself is paid about Rs 15,000 a month and gets pension but no Health cover. Salim, a sub-contractual worker, is paid only about Rs 18,000 every three months. He earns about Rs 200 a day by selling plastic waste, thus doubling his income. He will receive no pension; and neither the civic body nor the contr

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NCR needs a plan to tackle summer air pollution

-Hindustan Times The authorities seem to wake up to the Health hazard only during the winter The air pollution crisis in Delhi and in the National Capital Region (NCR) is now a year-round public Health emergency. According to data provided by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi’s air quality on Monday was “very poor” (322); Ghaziabad was also “very poor”

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NYAY is an important first step toward social justice -Vani S Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha

-Hindustan Times Better Health and education facilities, and expansion of old age pension and insurance must follow to improve the socio-economic status of the people . A battle cry of the Congress in the current election is the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay), which promises Rs 6,000 per month to the poorest 20% of the households. Some have questioned its rationale. Others have questioned its feasibility. Still others have been laudatory about it.

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Mumbaikars can now drink water straight from tap: BMC -Clara Lewis

from the tap,” he said. Clean drinking water ranks high among the quality of life indicators. In Mumbai, where at least a lakh of cases of severe diarrhea are reported every year in public Health dispensaries and hospitals, providing water that can be consumed directly from the tap is an achievement. In the past, international agencies have noted that the water available within the BMC’s Master Balance Reservoir at Bhandup was among t

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India is far behind Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in rabies prevention -Lakshmi Venkataraman

treet dogs to ensure their long-term population decline — is the status quo solution. However, sterilized dogs can still bite people, passing on the virus to humans and other animals. The Union Health ministry continues to subsidize extremely expensive post-bite treatment for patients. These expenses should instead be directed toward animal vaccination, which has proved to be around 100 times cheaper and more effective in Asia. Please click h

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