Health Survey

  • 'Child marriage more common among boys than girls' July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Yet again confirming the prevalence of child marriages in India, a new health survey has revealed that more boys than girls are getting married before the legal age of 21 years. The survey has also revealed that every fourth girl marrying in rural Rajasthan and every fifth in Bihar...
  • Child starvation deaths are chronic in MP November 14, 2011

    In Madhya Pradesh, the government is finding itself helpless against the tragedy of hunger deaths among tribal children. ...
  • 40 pc Indian women face domestic violence August 20, 2011

    New Delhi: One in three Indian women between the ages 15 and 49 have experienced physical violence. One in ten has experienced sexual violence. These are the dismal findings from the latest National Family Health Survey. Deepa Dasmunshi, Indian National Congress candidate from Raiganj said, "Women atrocities are increasing rapidly. Figures...
  • Arthritis increases chances of heart attacks September 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Are you suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? Watch out. You may also be at double the risk of a heart attack, according to a 10-year-long Danish study on about 5 lakh people. But the risk increased to six times in women younger than 50. Dr Rajiva Gupta, rheumatologist, says: "Indians...
  • Mumbai women top list of divorcees in India March 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Women from Mumbai top the list of divorcees across the country in the age group of 15 to 49, according to a government survey. "In Mumbai, 0.4 per cent women in the year 2005-06 have opted for divorce while in Delhi, it is is 0.2. Kolkata and Chennai follow...
  • India weakening: Most women and kids anaemic October 13, 2007

    The latest National Family Health Survey has shown that most Indians have anaemia. The survey's findings reveal that over 55 per cent women and about 24 per cent Indian men are anaemic, but unfortunately, few are aware of the same. Reena, a 31-year-old mother of two has been hospitalised since some...
  • Malnutrition, an ugly reality of modern India October 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Hungry and helpless — malnutrition is still one ugly reality of modern day India and it seems as if things are not about to get better anytime soon. The third round of the National Family Health Survey carries a shocking report that over past six years, malnutrition in...
  • Chennai most unfit city in India: Study December 28, 2006

    New Delhi: Chennai is found to be India’s most unfit metro, while Delhi is ruled the fittest one. Mumbai comes second in the unfit category. These are the findings of the third National Family Health Survey. According to the survey, 4 out of every 10 people in India are unfit....