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Non-linking of aadhaar with ration card is denying people their right to food

ot ill, and no doctor had visited her. In order to access the full report prepared by the Video Volunteers fact finding team, please click here.   The fourth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) provides the following facts pertaining to the nutritional status of children in various states, including Jharkhand: • During 2015-16, the prevalence of stunting (i.e. too short for age) among children below 5 years has bee

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Hungry India: Are we angry enough? -Patralekha Chatterjee

Human Development Index, there is much hand-wringing about India’s lowly position relative to its peers, but whoops of joy on finding that Pakistan fares even worse. India now has a National Health Policy, a National Nutrition Strategy. The Niti Aayog has recommended that the government develop a full-fledged Web-enabled nutrition information system. What does this mean for the millions who go hungry to bed night after night? What will be don

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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

"There's been a lot of study of pollution, but it's never received the resources or level of attention as, say, AIDS or climate change," said epidemiologist Philip Landrigan, dean of global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and the lead author on the report. The report marks the first attempt to pull together data on disease and death caused by all forms of pollution combined. "Pollution is a massive

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MNCs Syngenta, Bayer, Monsanto blamed for farmers deaths in Maharashtra

n distributing BG-III herbicide resistant GM cotton seeds and then Syngenta and Bayer distributing dangerous pesticides without guaranteeing safe user conditions and knowingly expose farmers to major Health risks, resulting in the deaths of poor farmers and farm workers, ” Tiwari said in the statement. According to the VNSSM survey, many farmers are suffering from the Health effects of uninformed,

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The Epidemic of Under Nutrition Haunts India's Cities and Towns -Bodapati Srujana

on such comparison, it was found that India’s urban population, which constitutes about more than 30% of the country’s population, consumes far lower amounts than what is required to stay Healthy, of most food groups. An average urban household consumes only 69% of the RDA for cereals and millets. This means that they fall short of the RDA by 31%. Similarly, most households consume only 81.3% of the RDA for milk and milk products and on

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New farm policy to double marginal farmers' income and curb migration -Deep Joshi

nk of seeds of different crops that can be grown in accordance with requirements of soil types and agro-climatic conditions.” Similarly, soil of different areas would be tested and soil Health cards provided to farmers. “A clear understanding of which crop will suit which soil and agro-climatic condition will also lead to cost reduction in farm inputs like fertilisers, equipment, seed and energy.” All these scientifi

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Global Hunger Index: We need significant improvements to dent malnutrition -Dipa Sinha

future.” Inequalities in nutrition outcomes exist not just between different countries but within nations too. In India, there are stark inequalities not only in wealth and incomes but also in Health and nutrition outcomes. The data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS 4, 2015-16) points to some of these inequalities which need to be taken into consideration when policy is being formulated

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India shocks with vaccine patent -Latha Jishnu

-Down to Earth Why did we grant Pfizer's claim on a pneumonia vaccine which has been rejected elsewhere? In august, the medical and public Health fraternity was stunned when India’s Patent Office granted US pharma giant Pfizer’s claim on its vaccine against pneumonia, the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), marketed as Prevnar13. For a country that has stricter patentability criteria than most others, India’s decision was b

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Gorakhpur in Maharashtra, hospitals count infant deaths -Anuradha Mascarenhas

dent at district women’s hospital, Akola. Between April and August this year, 1,606 sick babies were admitted to the SNCU, the most across all 36 SNCUs in Maharashtra. According to the state Health department, 22,692 critically ill newborn babies were admitted to these 36 SNCUs across the state during this period. Dr Archana Patil, Additional Director of Health, Maharashtra, said mortality rate

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Last-resort antibiotic sales jump -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The sale of drug combinations containing last-resort antibiotics is rising faster than overall antibiotics sales in India, Health researchers have said in a study that also highlights the government's failure to stop the sale of irrational and unapproved antibiotic cocktails. While total antibiotics sales in India rose 26 per cent over a four-year period, says the study, there was a 174 per cent increase in the sales

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