Family Health

Karnataka has miles to go for Open Defecation Free status

The challenges include water connections and land availability to construct toilets, besides the mindset of the people, slowing down progress towards the goal.

published on : 4th July 2022

Institutional births in AP increased to 97% from 92%

96 per cent of births during the past 5 years took place with the assistance of skilled providers.

published on : 20th June 2022

Child marriage among boys rises in Odisha, drops for girls

An analysis by SBI's research wing indicated, the mean marriage age in Odisha is 22.1 years, higher than that of the country’s average mean marriage age.

published on : 13th June 2022

51 per cent men, 26 per cent women in Odisha use tobacco in any form: NFH Survey

The State has nearly half of the men, aged above 15 years, (51.6 per cent) and 26 pc women tobacco users against the national average of 38 pc men and 8.9 pc women.

published on : 1st June 2022

AP tops in child marriages in South India with 29.3%

Kerala has registered the lowest rate of 6.3%. The rate of underage marriages in AP has declined to 29.3% in NFHS-5, compared to 33% in NFHS-4. 

published on : 18th May 2022

From population control to stabilisation

Latest numbers from the National Family Health Survey reveal that the spectre of population explosion need no longer haunt India.

published on : 11th May 2022

Fertility rate dips, domestic violence escalates: Survey

It warrants urgent attention to check the domestic violence”, says Dr Jyoti Anand- a social activist.

published on : 9th May 2022

25 per cent women aged 18-29, 15 per cent men aged 21-29 married before reaching legal age: NFHS-5

The median age at first marriage for women aged 20-49 slightly increased from 19 years in 2015-16 to 19.2 years in 2019-21.

published on : 6th May 2022

Sundargarh draws nutrition map for well-being of women, children

It has been implementing various schemes and projects targeting the overall wellbeing of pregnant, lactating women and their infants.

published on : 4th May 2022

Nationwide campaign against needless hysterectomies launched 

Hysterectomy refers to an operation to remove a woman's uterus. But it is commonly used to refer to the accompanying removal of fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and other related organs.

published on : 21st April 2022

National Family Health Survey: Council for Social Development releases report on Telangana's show

The data gives not only a holistic picture of the growth in the State but is useful in understanding the status of district-wise performance.

published on : 5th April 2022

Guntur health officials to implement MAM, SAM

The district medical and health department in coordination with the ICDS is conducting MAM, SAM programmes to solve malnutrition among  children. 

published on : 2nd April 2022

Study on anaemia contradicts figures of national survey 

As per the research, of 872 anaemia patients, nearly 511 had moderate anaemia, which is 58.6 per cent, while only 4.7 per cent of patients had severe symptoms.

published on : 29th March 2022

Countering the challenge of childhood obesity

From unethical marketing of breast milk substitutes to aggressive promotion of high calorie foods, sections of the food industry have propelled the global obesity pandemic.

published on : 16th March 2022

Odisha adopts new strategy for anaemia reduction among women, children

The State government has decided to adopt a new strategy in mission mode for accelerated reduction of anaemia among the children and women in Odisha.

published on : 17th February 2022
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