National Family Health Survey

55 % of women suffer from anemia in the erstwhile Guntur

Anaemia can be cured by making the slightest changes in diet and taking proper care of fitness.

published on : 28th November 2022

Baby steps for tackling India’s malnutrition woes

Calories alone do not translate into nutrition, while commercial forces boost ultra-processed junk food sales

published on : 11th November 2022

Hysterectomies in younger Indian women: NFHS data show influence of health insurance subsidies

Many Indian states have recently introduced insurance programmes covering tertiary healthcare treatments for economically weaker sections.

published on : 16th September 2022

Overuse of medicine: the silent pandemic

Medications prescribed for individual conditions, when taken together can increase the risk of drug interactions and harmful effects.

published on : 16th September 2022

Ways to increase chances of natural birth

Similarly, one should consider taking child birthing classes. Pre-natal education classes teach parents-to-be how labour and birth work.

published on : 7th September 2022

Jains have highest number of toilet facilities, Sikhs second: National Family Health Survey

Madhya Pradesh has a Jain population of over 5.67 lakh Maharashtra has over 14 lakh, Rajasthan over 6.22 lakh and Gujarat over 5.79 lakh.

published on : 24th August 2022

'Substantial chunk of Indian youth still believes mosquito bites cause HIV': Survey

Only 22 per cent of women and nearly 31 per cent of men in the age group 15-24 years have comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS.  

published on : 23rd August 2022

Men have average 2.6 sex partners in Odisha: NFHS 

The average sex partners of men are more than that of women in the State.

published on : 22nd August 2022

Women have more sex partners than men in 11 states and union territories in India: NFHS-5 survey

The NFHS -5 conducted during 2019-21 surveyed 707 districts of the country from 28 states and eight union territories. 

published on : 19th August 2022

Are India's districts achieving their health goals? It looks otherwise, says Harvard analysis

Experts from the varsity have analysed Anemia Mukt Bharat, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Intensified Mission Indradhanush, POSHAN Abhiyaan and Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.

published on : 13th August 2022

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

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
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