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बुधवार, 1 जून 2016

India unveils first-ever comprehensive draft law on human trafficking

India unveils first-ever comprehensive draft law on human trafficking
 - India's Women and Child Welfare minister Maneka Gandhi, works on a computer before an interview with Reuters at her office in New Delhi, India, ...

Women getting a raw deal

Women getting a raw deal
 - Mr Modi promises smart cities, but fails to ensure that India's capital city is safe. ... The allocations for schemes to make life easier for working women, ...


India has the largest population of modern-day 'slaves'

India has the largest population of modern-day 'slaves'
- Another woman working as a domestic help said she was never paid wages and “in the name of debt, I was made a victim of sexual violence”. It said a ...

Diagnosing India's growing health problem

Diagnosing India's growing health problem
 - The Indian health story has trended upwards going by the standard indicators of health. Besides significantly increasing the longevity of its citizens ...

With 4 new vaccines, govt to revamp immunisation drive

With 4 new vaccines, govt to revamp immunisation drive
 - The World Health Organizstion (WHO) pegs India's vaccine coverage at less than 80%. The government is targeting to immunise 90% of infants by ...

5 health benefits of eating cheese that'll make you hoard the milk product all the more

5 health benefits of eating cheese that'll make you hoard the milk product all the more
 - Since cheese is a concentrated source of a variety of nutrients like calcium, it is great for building stronger bones and has many other hidden benefits ...

'Parents more likely to seek help for mental health problems in male child than ...

'Parents more likely to seek help for mental health problems in male child than ...
 - This is due to negligent behaviour of parents towards the girl child's health problems, which is usually found in India especially in the lower ...

Oral cancer on rise among youth

Oral cancer on rise among youth
- Over 500 surgeries related to mouth and throat cancer were performed at the Government Referral Hospital in the city last year - a fair indication of the rising number of cases of oral cancer in the city.

Here's how your smoking colleague is killing you

Here's how your smoking colleague is killing you
 - Tobacco use (excluding second-hand smoke) led to nearly one million deaths and significant health loss in India, suggests data from Global Burden of ...

Obesity among children in Bangalore is on the rise

Obesity among children in Bangalore is on the rise
- At the family level, parents need to be role models by living a healthy ... transitions to effectively tackle this double burden paradox in India," he says. ... An annual health and fitness survey by city- based physical education and ...

30% women married under age 18

30% women married under age 18
 - Child Marriage denies a child the basic right to good health, nutrition and education. Evidence shows that early marriage makes girls more vulnerable ...

33% Kolkata schoolkids smoke

33% Kolkata schoolkids smoke
 - What's worse, a vast majority of these young smokers are neither aware of the health hazards nor have they ever been counselled to stay away from ...

National suicide statistics places Goa in top 10 states

National suicide statistics places Goa in top 10 states
 - Mental health is not so great in the state, and we have not been able to ... "We have to improve overall mental health and access to the metal health.".

Government raises retirement age of doctors to 65

Government raises retirement age of doctors to 65
 - India's public health service is facing an acute shortage of doctors with only one doctor for every 1,700 people whereas WHO suggests one doctor per ...