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Despite Progress, Malnutrition Kills Too Many Indian Children

Despite Progress, Malnutrition Kills Too Many Indian Children

  Fewer Indian children are dying from malnutrition than ever before—the under-five mortality rate has declined 55% over the last 24 years—but too many still die, and India lags the…

3 Million Truckloads Daily: India’s Real Trash Problem

3 Million Truckloads Daily: India’s Real Trash Problem

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi may want a “Swachh Bharat” (clean India) by 2019, but sweeping the streets does not address the enormity of India’s real garbage challenge.   As…

India fights good—and—successful fight against AIDS

India fights good—and—successful fight against AIDS

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Mumbai’s Biggest Killer Is Tuberculosis

Mumbai’s Biggest Killer Is Tuberculosis

  JP Davidson    Tuberculosis, it seems, is the biggest killer in Mumbai, with 7,075 people succumbing to the disease last year. TB was followed by hypertension, leading to 4,525 deaths…

Mumbai Has India’s Best Healthcare. It Isn’t Enough

Mumbai Has India’s Best Healthcare. It Isn’t Enough

  Mumbai has India’s best public-health infrastructures—by far—yet it needs to at least double its medical personnel and health facilities to be able to serve its underserved citizens, an Indiaspend…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked To Cancer

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked To Cancer

  The findings of an observational population-based study have indicated that cancer may be yet another disease to add to an already long list of conditions associated with obstructive sleep…

Women Pay Heavy Price For Botched Sterilisation Camps

Women Pay Heavy Price For Botched Sterilisation Camps

  The death of 11 women during a sterilisation camp that went wrong in Chhattisgarh has brought back the topic of sterilisation and contraceptive use in the country.   According to the annual…