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Improved, New Drug Offers Hope For Indian Mothers Dying In Childbirth

Improved, New Drug Offers Hope For Indian Mothers Dying In Childbirth

  New Delhi: An improved version of the drug carbetocin could save Indian mothers who die due to postpartum haemorrhage–excessive bleeding during childbirth–according to a new study.   Currently, the…

Shoddy Sanitary Napkins Impact Menstrual Hygiene Drive

Shoddy Sanitary Napkins Impact Menstrual Hygiene Drive

  Mumbai: The use of sanitary napkins has increased from 50.7% to 54% between 2014 and 2015, driven by a government scheme to promote menstrual hygiene. But the scheme suffers…

Delaying Babies, Using Toilets Could Roll Back Anaemia Crisis Of Indian Women

Delaying Babies, Using Toilets Could Roll Back Anaemia Crisis Of Indian Women

  Jaipur: Improved sanitation facilities and delayed pregnancy in India could reduce the rates of anaemia in pregnant women faster. The prevalence of anaemia in pregnant women in India (50%)…

Rs 3: Amount India Spends Every Day On Each Indian’s Health

Rs 3: Amount India Spends Every Day On Each Indian’s Health

  New Delhi: The amount India spends on public health per capita every year is Rs 1,112, less than the cost of a single consultation at the country’s top private…

Nipah Contained, But More Than 80% Cases From Similar Brain Fevers Are Undiagnosed

Nipah Contained, But More Than 80% Cases From Similar Brain Fevers Are Undiagnosed

G Arunkumar, professor and head of the Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR) with his team during the Nipah outbreak in Kerala   New Delhi: Kerala health minister KK Shailaja announced on…

Why India’s Poor Buy Essential Medicines From Private Pharmacies

Why India’s Poor Buy Essential Medicines From Private Pharmacies

  New Delhi: As India readies itself for Ayushman Bharat, the national health protection scheme covering primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare, a study from Chhattisgarh reveals poor availability of generic…

How A Mobile Voice Message Service Is Helping Indian Mothers, Babies Stay Healthy

How A Mobile Voice Message Service Is Helping Indian Mothers, Babies Stay Healthy

mMitra, roughly translating as ‘mobile friend’, is a service launched in 2014 by the non-profit ARMMAN that provides comprehensive preventive information to 1.6 million women across nine states in India.…