Child health

Kids exposed to marijuana and tobacco smoke prone to illness

New US research suggests that exposing children to a combination of secondhand tobacco and marijuana smoke could increase their risk of otitis media (an infection in the middle ear that causes...

July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019

Childcare at Hospitals: 95pc don’t have all of 10 basic tools

A total of 95 percent hospitals and healthcare institutions in the country do not have all of the 10 basic instruments required to treat children, according to a government survey.

May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018

Kids exposed to marijuana and tobacco smoke prone to illness

New US research suggests that exposing children to a combination of secondhand tobacco and marijuana smoke could increase their risk of otitis media (an infection in the middle ear that causes...

May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

Unemployed nurses won’t leave street unless meet PM

Unemployed nurses decide not to leave the street until they meet the prime minister for addressing their demands including postponement of recruitment exams scheduled for June 3.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

10 tips to survive unbearable summer heat

The summer is here and the heat of the sun is becoming unbearable. Thanks to the Equinox phenomenon (sun's direct position above the equator line), people get heatstroke, fall sick in this...

April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016

For a better future

Initiatives for better child health can reduce healthcare burden on families and the state. Moreover, healthy and productive individuals can contribute to government's earning from tax.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Emergency team for 'explosive' Zika

The World Health Organization sets up a Zika "emergency team" after the "explosive" spread of the virus.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

Bar children from high-impact sports: Study

More than a decade after playing a leading role in uncovering the health risks to players in the National Football League, Bennet Omalu hopes his research will lead to a ban on children playing...

November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015

Vitamin A plus campaign on Nov 14

Over 2.14 crore children, aged between six months and five years, will be fed Vitamin A-plus capsules under a national campaign on November 14.

May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

Obesity on the rise

It is parents and guardians who need to be brought into any national campaign that targets better eating habits for children from a younger age.