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Wednesday, Oct 23, 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 (1524 results)
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
Mar 31, 2019 14:26
The immune systems may take years to develop sensitivity to an allergen, so sensitivities can flare up without warning at any time of life. read more
Mar 30, 2019 19:44
When you eat is as important as what and how much you eat. As a growing body of research shows, eating within an eight to 10 hour window leads to weight loss even without changes in food or activity levels read more
Mar 24, 2019 08:09
Playing a structured team sports such as cricket, football and hockey brings physical and mental health benefits that go beyond fitness and weight loss, and last a lifetime. read more
Mar 17, 2019 15:47
Misinformation shared systematically on social media has emerged as a threat to public health and is endangering thousands of young lives. read more
Mar 15, 2019 07:36
The study also addressed an important but-then argument by contrasting the health benefits of democracy with those of wealth (because, on average, democracies tend to have higher national incomes than dictatorships). read more
Mar 14, 2019 07:27
In 2016-17, 3.5 million patients were treated in the OPD, 170,000 surgeries done, and 200,000 people treated in the in-patient department of AIIMS. read more
Mar 10, 2019 14:48
With the increasing portability of digital devices, including tablets and smartphones, and the constant switching from one device to another, children are spending an increasing amount of their waking time sitting indoors, often inactive and alone. read more
Mar 05, 2019 11:58
Director of New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS, Dr Randeep Guleria, spoke about the available cancer treatment options in India and the need for a state-of-the-art institute for the disease. read more
Mar 05, 2019 11:29
Services at the National Cancer Institute in Jhajjar will open in three phases, with the OPD (out-patient department), 250 beds, ICU (intensive care unit) and operation theatres (OTs) getting operational in phase 1, 500 beds in phase 2 by December 2019,... read more
Mar 05, 2019 06:51
The 710-bed NCI, which has been set up at a cost of R2,035 crore, will focus on patient care, undergraduate teaching, research, and training specialists to provide cancer treatment in small towns, which will be networked with NCI to provide the best... read more
Mar 04, 2019 09:59
The paper, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology said global obesity rates have been shooting up globally over the past four decades, with obesity in children rising from 1% in 1975 to 6–8% in 2016, and from 3% to 11% among men, and 6% to... read more