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Maharashtra Records 15 Per Cent Increase In Child Anaemia, Neonatal Mortality: National Family Health Survey
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Maharashtra Records 15 Per Cent Increase In Child Anaemia, Neonatal Mortality: National Family Health Survey

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 5, neonatal mortality rate, and prevalence of overweight and stunted (low height for age) children has increased significantly in Maharashtra ...
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Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor Calls To Curb Rapid Increase In Percentage Of Overweight People
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Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor Calls To Curb Rapid Increase In Percentage Of Overweight People

Ladakh Lt Governor R K Mathur directed the health department to achieve 100 percent child vaccination and find ways to promote hygiene amongst children ...
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Despite Improvements In Health Services, Malnutrition Persists In West Bengal Finds NFHS-5
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Despite Improvements In Health Services, Malnutrition Persists In West Bengal Finds NFHS-5

Here is a quick lowdown on West Bengal’s performance on vital health parameters like infant and child mortality rate, immunisation, malnutrition, the prevalence of anaemia as revealed by NFHS-5 ...
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The gestational exposure to PM2.5 is associated with an increased likelihood of pregnancy loss: Researchers
Air Pollution News Swasth India

Air Pollution Linked To Increased Risk Of Pregnancy Loss In India: Lancet Study

Researchers found that an estimated 3.49 lakh pregnancy losses per year in south Asia were associated with exposure to PM2.5 concentrations that exceeded India’s air quality standard of 40 microgrammes per cubic metre (μg/m3) of small particulate matter (PM2.5) ...
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NFHS 5 Report Highlights: Malnutrition In Children Has Worsened In Key States Of India, Experts Say We Need To Rethink Our Nutrition Plan
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NFHS 5 Report Highlights: Malnutrition In Children Has Worsened In Key States Of India, Experts Say We Need To Rethink Our Nutrition Plan

A look at the worrying malnutrition trends from National Family and Health Survey 5 (NFHS 5) report that has been released recently by the Health Ministry ...
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National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5): Child Mortality Rate And Vaccination Improve But Concerns Around Malnutrition And Anaemia Remain
Malnutrition News Swasth India

National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5): Child Mortality Rate And Vaccination Improve But Concerns Around Malnutrition And Anaemia Remain

The partial findings of the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey has highlighted that nutrition in children below five years of age continues to be an area of concern across all the states and Union Territories ...
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Opinion: Nutrition Is An Issue Of National Interest And Deserves Prioritisation Beyond The Central Level
Blogs Swasth India

Opinion: Nutrition Is An Issue Of National Interest And Deserves Prioritisation Beyond The Central Level

The findings of phase 1 of the National Family Health Survey-5 may not be confused as indicators of the progress on ongoing interventions commissioned under POSHAN Abhiyaan and Anemia Mukt Bharat, writes Priyanka Bajaj, Nutrition Expert, WeCan ...
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Early Initiation Of Breastfeeding Declines In 12 States And Union Territories, Reveals NFHS-5 Report
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Early Initiation Of Breastfeeding Declines In 12 States And Union Territories, Reveals NFHS-5 Report

NFHS-5 findings show a mixed trend in child feeding practices. 12 states and UTs have reported a significant decline in early initiation of breastfeeding but 16 states and UTs have shown an improvement in exclusive breastfeeding ...
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Yearender 2020: 10 Health And Sanitation Lessons From 2020 Experts Advise To Take In To 2021
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Yearender 2020: 10 Health And Sanitation Lessons From 2020 Experts Advise To Take In To 2021

As the rather unprecedented year comes to an end, here are some of the important lessons about health and sanitation that were learnt and must be taken along in 2021 and beyond ...
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Anaemia Continues To Rise Among Women Of Childbearing Age And Children In The Country, Shows Fifth National Family Health Survey
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Anaemia Continues To Rise Among Women Of Childbearing Age And Children In The Country, Shows Fifth National Family Health Survey

The latest round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) has highlighted a worrying trend in the prevalence of anaemia among women across all states and Union Territories, especially in the childbearing age (15-49 years) which according to experts, is a contributing factor in anaemia among children also ...
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Short-Term Episodes Of Diarrhoea Could Lead To Long-Term Nutritional Problems, Claims A Study
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Short-Term Episodes Of Diarrhoea Could Lead To Long-Term Nutritional Problems, Claims A Study

According to a study, young children worldwide develop diarrhoea an average of three times a year, with the youngest and poorest children bearing the worst of the caseload and of the long-term health consequences ...
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120 Mobile Medical Units Providing Free Healthcare Services To Slum Dwellers In Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh News Swasth India

120 Mobile Medical Units Providing Free Healthcare Services To Slum Dwellers In Chhattisgarh

According to the government of Chhattisgarh, it has started 120 well-equipped mobile medical units under the Mukhyamantri Slum Swasthya Yojna initiative that reaches the urban slums at suitable time for the local population ...
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