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How rumours hit immunisation programme in Muslim-dominated Mewat

Haryana's Muslim-dominated Mewat district has the lowest immunisation rate among children under the age of six years, which is a matter of concern for the authorities who are now trying to rope in......

Health for all: Much-needed in UP

Uttar Pradesh still remains far behind the Indian average on most health indicators, says Dipa Sinha. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Uttar Pradesh continues to make front page news,......

Modi uses UP government's website to nail Akhilesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday caught Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on the wrong foot as he cited the state’s website which says life in Uttar Pradesh is......

Name and shame errant docs: Maneka on excessive C-sections

Doctors who carry out Caesarean operations without a valid medical reason must be “named and shamed”, said Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi who has also written......

Modi's note ban was inspired by Pakistan: Opposition

The Opposition on Wednesday criticised the general budget as one lacking in vision and offering no growth prospects, as it again targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he......

Rs 201 per day? Rs 277? How much welfare do Indians need?

Universal basic income or social security? Economist Nitin Desai feels we need a blueprint for universal health care and pensions to help the vulnerable section. IMAGE: All Indians need access to......

Why replacing branded drugs with generics won't be easy

Mandatory prescription of generic names is not a complete solution. Rather, in the absence of a range of approaches, it could mean passing the choice of selecting a drug from a doctor to a......

Bharat is in distress

The government is doing things in agriculture that count for little, says Shreekant Sambrani. Roughly a third of the way through his Budget speech three weeks ago, the finance minister paused for......

Tamil Nadu, Kerala have most women entrepreneurs, and high female literacy

India was ranked 70th of 77 countries in the Female Entrepreneurship Index 2015 released by London-based Global Entrepreneurship Institute An artisan paints the idols of Gods and Goddesses at a......

What if the Nano project had stayed in Bengal?

The impact on revenues and jobs may have been limited but the existence of a large, functioning factory complex from a reputed corporate group would have sent a powerful signal that the state was......

For some golfers Olympic thrill trumps Zika fears

'Would you rather win one of the majors or an Olympic medal?' 'The fact that we have an event every week, the Olympics will be another event' IMAGE: Lydia Ko from New Zeland hits her tee shot.......
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As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 (2015-16), 35.7 per cent children below five years are underweight

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http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/as-per-the-national-family-health-survey-nfhs-4-2015-16-35-7-per-cent-children-below-five-years-are-underweight-117081101085_1.html
Avoid early introduction to bovine milk, mother's milk best

Early introduction to cow or buffalo milk may lead to several health complications in newborns, say experts who maintain there is no substitute to... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/avoid-early-introduction-to-bovine-milk-mother-s-milk-best-117080201179_1.html
There are ways to reduce injuries in kids that don't involve wrapping them in cotton wool

We all do our best to protect our kids from harm, but the adventures of childhood usually come with at least a few injuries. While no parent wants... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/life-society-news/there-are-ways-to-reduce-injuries-in-kids-that-don-t-involve-wrapping-them-in-cotton-wool-66148.html
Want to avoid diabetes? Drink alcohol!

Raise a glass to good health :) Photograph: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images It's not every day that medical studies say alcohol could be good for you... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/health-want-to-avoid-diabetes-drink-alcohol-wine-beer/20170731.htm
Survey

The number of mothers who breastfeed their babies within one hour of birth has increased in Kerala, according to a latest survey. About two-third... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/more-kerala-mothers-breastfeed-baby-within-one-hour-survey-117073100298_1.html

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