Child Health News
Nutrition plays a key role in all cognitive processes, mood and brain performances and nutritional deficiencies result in illnesses and symptoms, many of which are age dependent
Maltreated children five times more likely to develop multiple chronic illnesses in adulthood, says study
The study also found that adults who had experienced neglect or physical, sexual and emotional abuse as children were over three times more likely to report poor health, widespread pain, frailty and loneliness
Coronavirus is sparing children and largely affecting the ill and aged — infection experts explain why
Experts have theorised that younger people are being infected, too, but developing a relatively milder infection.
51% fall in number of girls between age 15-19 getting married in India, finds report: India's performance improves in child health, education
The number of girls in India in the age group of 15-19 years who are currently married is down 51 percent since 2000, and the country's average performance across a set of indicators related to child health, education, labour, marriage and violence has improved, a new report has said.
The team of medical professionals is training mothers in using the cross-cradle hold, and for good reason.
Child marriage, malnutrition plague tribal children in Odisha's Nagada; villagers, mostly illiterate, pin hope on govt for healthcare facilities
Although largely clueless about politics and political leaders, the villagers of Nagada in Odisha continue to pin their hopes on the state government to take care of their health, development and infrastructure needs.
AI can go a long way in helping India attain a crucial sustainable development goal in health care.
Polluted air can impair a child's cognitive development, trigger asthma & childhood cancer: WHO.
There is a 24%-38% shortfall in the availability of medical personnel at primary health centres, sub centres, and community health centres in 28 states/union territories of India, according to the latest audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.
State governments had to release the money to state health societies within 15 days of receiving it, and if they failed to do so state governments were liable to pay interest — 5.75 percent to 7.25 percent
Pankaja Munde lauds Reliance Foundation's initiative to tackle malnutrition in Maharashtra, MoU signed to take efforts forward
A tripartite MoU has been signed between the RJMCHNM, the Maharashtra DWCD and Reliance Foundation to tackle malnutrition.
Study links underweight children in urban India with social backwardness, illiteracy and lack of toilets
A new study by National Institute of Nutrition shows that an underweight child in urban India is more likely to belong to a disadvantaged community, have an illiterate father or live in a home without a toilet than other children
The relatively prosperous, mountainous state of Uttarakhand does worse than many poorer states with its infant mortality rate (IMR).
The central government’s spending on health has been changing structurally over the past two decades, from providing only nutritional supplements, such as vitamins, to a more holistic approach, from maternal health to sanitation.
"I have not adopted Jayapur. I have come with a request for you to adopt me," said Modi in Varanasi.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed deep concern over the worldwide increase in childhood obesity.