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Monday, May 20, 2019
Sanchita Sharma

Sanchita Sharma

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Sanchita is the health & science editor of the Hindustan Times. She has been reporting and writing on public health policy, health and nutrition for close to two decades. She is an International Reporting Project fellow from Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and was part of the expert group that drafted the Press Council of India’s media guidelines on health reporting, including reporting on people living with HIV.

articles by Sanchita Sharma (1475 results)
May 16, 2019 07:35
Assam’s under-5 death rate is close to eight times that in Goa, which reported 9.7 such deaths per 1,000 live births compared to Assam’s 73. read more
May 12, 2019 09:49
Extreme heat makes you feel hot and sweaty, and may cause dehydration and heat stroke serious enough to need hospitalisation in groups at risk, including young children, people over 65 years and those with pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes... read more
May 09, 2019 07:52
Consumption is projected to reach 7.6 ltr per adult by 2030, the highest rise being forecast in middle-income countries such as China, India, Vietnam and Myanmar, the medical journal said. read more
May 05, 2019 14:23
Women are denied sex education in school and information about contraceptives and abortion services out of it, which result in millions of unintended pregnancies every year. read more
May 03, 2019 19:01
Melinda Gates’ first book documents how she evolved from a career woman to a mother to one of the world’s biggest champions of gender equity read more
May 01, 2019 11:32
According to a UN report, the misuse and overuse of antimicrobial drugs in humans, animals and plants are fuelling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that makes it difficult to treat common infections like tuberculosis and malaria, which could cause 10 million... read more
Apr 30, 2019 07:38
Antimicrobial (including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungal and antiprotozoal) agents are critical to fight diseases in humans, animals and plants, but misuse and overuse is making an increasing number of them ineffective. read more
Apr 28, 2019 14:14
Mild dehydration, even when not linked to hangovers or illnesses, can precipitate moderate to intense headaches, including painful tension headaches and migraines. read more
Apr 28, 2019 01:12
Hot weather and the excessive sweating associated with it add to the fluids and electrolytes lost naturally as urine and saliva, which can cause dehydration very quickly during the summer months. read more
Apr 25, 2019 07:44
This has led to a 30% spike in measles cases worldwide since 2016, taking cases to 6.7 million and deaths to 110,000 in 2017. India confirmed 55,399 measles cases in 2018. read more
Apr 25, 2019 06:00
Children under five years are at the greatest risk of death, with at least 250,000 children dying of the disease in Africa each year. read more
Apr 14, 2019 06:09
The median age of India’s population will be 29 years in 2020 making it the youngest country in the world. But, when it comes to policy, young people continue to be seen and counted, but not heard. read more
Apr 12, 2019 00:08
Noxious fumes from traffic cause four million new cases of childhood asthma every year, of which 350,000 occur in India, according to the first global study that makes a case for tougher air pollution laws worldwide to protect children. read more
Apr 09, 2019 23:30
The least developed countries recorded the highest population growth, with countries in Africa registering an average of 2.7% a year, said the report, which marks 50 years of the UNFPA being established to support countries to bring down fertility l... read more
Apr 07, 2019 10:22
Family physicians understand each patient’s medical history because of frequent interaction, which allows them to offer a personalised continuum of care to each one. read more