235 districts to be covered under Phase-II of POSHAN Abhiyaan

315 districts were already covered under phase-I of POSHAN Abhiyaan. The balance of 167 districts out of 718 districts will be covered in Phase III of the Abhiyaan

235 districts to be covered under Phase-II of POSHAN AbhiyaanThe first meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan held today in New Delhi. 235 districts to be covered under Phase-II of POSHAN Abhiyaan bringing the total number to 550 Home based Care for Young Child (HBYC) to be the crucial component of POSHAN Abhiyaan. The meeting was chaired by Dr […]

India: ‘14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia’

In written reply in Lok Sabha, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the minister of state in the ministry of health and family welfare said, As per Global nutrition report 2017, India has the largest number of women affected by anaemia, followed by China, Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia. In India, 14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia.The global nutrition report covers data of 140 countries evaluated against health targets decided by World Health Assembly. Globally, 61.4 crore women aged 15-49 years are affected by anaemia

India: ‘14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia’As per the report of the World Health Organization (WHO) the global prevalence of anaemia 2011, 50% cases of anaemia are attributed to iron deficiency. Other causes of anaemia include other micronutrient deficiencies (e.g. folate, riboflavin, vitamins A and B12), acute and chronic infections (e.g. malaria, cancer, tuberculosis and HIV), and inherited or acquired disorders […]

Pune: Every 4 in 10 persons suffers from abnormal haemoglobin level

A data analysis of over 6,59,353 samples tested at Golwilkar Metropolis in Pune, revealed that  between the age group of 0 to 80 years, over the course of five years from 2013 to 2017 found that 39% of the total samples tested showed abnormal haemoglobin level

Pune: Every 4 in 10 persons suffers from abnormal haemoglobin levelThe study carried out Golwilkar Metropolis revealed the following facts: 39% of the total samples tested showed abnormal haemoglobin levels The age group of 30 to 40 years showed maximum levels of abnormal haemoglobin at about 17% followed by the age group of 20 to 30 at about 14% In the age group of 0 […]

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couples

On Monday, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in a private ceremony in Milan, Italy. Virat and Anushka have redefined their relationship and are giving us some major relationship goals. So, maybe you're pursuing premarital counseling right now, or maybe it's the last thing on your mind. Either way, you already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are ‘supposed’ to talk about before making it official. We asked the experts about the do-list for marriage

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couplesMarriage is as big as a milestone. However, most people enter into this lifelong union without adequate knowledge of their partner’s health status. And become disappointed and frustrated with marriage because of medical conditions that could have been identified and tackled before this lifelong commitment. Here are the must dos which every bride and groom […]

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest study

The researchers don’t assert that being vegetarian causes depression. Instead, they’re suggesting a link between plant-based diets and mental health. The primary theory for this link is that vegetarians receive fewer nutrients found in red meat, vitamin B12 specifically, and that could contribute to depressive symptoms

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest studyA study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders concludes that vegetarians have more depressive symptoms than non-vegetarians due to nutritional deficiencies like iron. ‘Nutritional deficiencies may account for these findings, but reverse causation and residual confounding cannot be ruled out’ it concluded. The study was conducted among 9,668 husbands of pregnant women and all […]

Maha: 65% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, says ICMR report

The report states that around 65 per cent of deaths were reported and the cause behind those deaths were non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Communicable diseases forms 24 per cent, while the injuries form 12 per cent as the cause behind total deaths reported in Maharashtra

Maha: 65% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, says ICMR reportA recently released ICMR report titled “India: Health of nation’s states” says that non-communicable diseases is the leading cause of deaths in Maharashtra. The report shows that the life expectancy in the females and males has increased from 55 and 55 in 1990 to 69 and 65 in 2016 respectively. It highlights the change in […]

20-year-old needs help, college mates step up

Everyone remembers their college days as this is the period when the memories are made. Same is for 20-year-old Gaurav Jaiswal, a S.Y. B. Com student in Kirti college in Mumbai. As he is diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia and needs the bone marrow transplant, but due to lack of funds, his family is unable to carry out the procedure. Then, all of his collegemates chipped in. But still he has not reached the required amount

20-year-old needs help, college mates step upCollege is the period when fond memories are made which will last us a lifetime. Everyone remembers the days they’ve spent in college. But for 20-year-old Gaurav Jaiswal, this period turned out to be so much more. Gaurav, is a S.Y. B. Com student at Kirti College in Mumbai. He was diagnosed with severe aplastic […]

Thalassemia major: Mumbai boy finds a rare donor from Taiwan but family struggles for money

The last six years have been difficult for the Gulwani’s, as Krishna, their six-year-old son, was detected with thalassemia major when he was just six months old. Krishna’s hapless father Jitendra Gulwani works as a salesman in Ajit Medical and Provision Store in Dadar and he urgently needs a monetary support which will help his son to lead a healthy life

Thalassemia major: Mumbai boy finds a rare donor from Taiwan but family struggles for moneyJitendra Gulwani was more than pleased to have been blessed with two kids. But, tables turned when his younger son, Krishna who was merely six months old, suffered from thalassemia major. Since last six years, Krishna has been surviving on monthly blood transfusion, which is a highly expensive and painful procedure. The only remedy for this disease […]

What prohibits women from donating blood?

Doctors have cited low haemoglobin levels as one of the prime reasons that women have been turned away from blood donation camps. According to experts, women should have a minimum haemoglobin count of 12g/dl (grams per decilitre) and must weigh at least 50 kgs

What prohibits women from donating blood?Apurva Jagtap is a 25-year-old professional architect in Mumbai. In spite of having a strong will to donate blood, she hasn’t been able to do it. “I have been trying to donate blood since my college days but I couldn’t do it. Whenever I visited a blood donation camp I was not accepted as a […]