Public health, policy, health infrastructure and the challenges of healthcare workers in our cities.
Mumbai civic body initiative to help school kids cope with mental health issues
Are Indian cities a new Lilliput in the making?
India has the largest number of ‘stunted’ children in the world according to the global Global Nutrition Report. And contrary to what many think, they are not only to be found in rural or remote areas. One in four children under five years have stunted growth in our cities, with even the capital Delhi showing alarming rates.
This World Menstrual Hygiene Day, let’s think of sustainable options
People in this Mumbai slum barely make it to 40; here’s why
Mental Health: Why you and I have a critical role to play
You may not have had a mental health issue ever. Nor are you a caregiver. Yet, your decisions could play a key role in determining the response to mental health challenges that are so rampant in the country today. Manoj Chandran, CEO of White Swan Foundation, explains why and how to make those informed decisions.
New-age therapists in the city, have you met one?
Did you know that observing fish movement for ten minutes could bring down your blood pressure? Or that any mild pain or discomfort in the body can actually be cured by looking into the eyes of your canine friend? Awareness is growing across cities as more and more people are recognising the potential of AAT or animal assisted therapy.
Dengue outbreaks: Are cities losing the war?
Why ‘family’ is key to detection and prevention of diabetes, the urban epidemic
Explained: How can dengue deaths be prevented?
Everything you need to know about Zika fever in India
Common mental ailments: Why it is important to seek specialised help
India declared polio-free in 2014; why, then, is the polio vaccine hitting headlines again?
A type of polio virus, supposedly eradicated globally, has been found in stool samples of children in UP; batches of oral polio vaccine manufactured by a company are also found contaminated. Is polio vaccination safe for your child? Is India’s polio-free status at risk? All you need to know about the polio scare making news right now.