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Ageing neutralises sex differences in the brain: Study

The study demonstrates that a gene's expression is reduced in older females and increased in old males if the gene's expression is higher in the brains of young females than in young males, and vice versa for genes with higher expression in young males.

Ageing neutralises sex differences in the brain: Study(Shutterstock)
Ageing neutralises sex differences in the brain: Study(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 11:19 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Linkoping

Delhi’s sex ratio improves, still lower than national average

According to data from the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey (NHFS-5) that was released by the Union health ministry on Wednesday, Delhi’s sex ratio is now 923 girls for every 1,000 boys

In other welcome news for the Capital, there has also been a decline in the infant mortality and under-five mortality rates, the survey findings show. Infant mortality dropped from 31.2 to 24.5 per 1,000 live births -- much better than the national average of 35.2. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In other welcome news for the Capital, there has also been a decline in the infant mortality and under-five mortality rates, the survey findings show. Infant mortality dropped from 31.2 to 24.5 per 1,000 live births -- much better than the national average of 35.2. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 06:19 AM IST

National Family and Health Survey: More women than men in India for the 1st time

All three radical findings are part of the summary findings of the fifth round of the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS), which were released by the Union health ministry on November 24.

The share of population under the age of 15 years, which was 34.9% in 2005-06, has come down to 26.5% in 2019-21. 
The share of population under the age of 15 years, which was 34.9% in 2005-06, has come down to 26.5% in 2019-21. 
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 10:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi sex ratio up to 933 females per 1,000 males: Manish Sisodia

Sex ratio is usually used as a yardstick to assess gender-based sex selection in a certain region.

Manish Sisodia said there has been a positive change in sex ratio in Delhi due to the “Kejriwal government’s efforts”. (ANI)
Manish Sisodia said there has been a positive change in sex ratio in Delhi due to the “Kejriwal government’s efforts”. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 06:48 AM IST
ByAbhishek Dey, New Delhi

Sex ratio at birth in India: Recent trends and patterns

The study has been authored by Purushottam M. Kulkarni for the United Nations Population Fund

The instances of gender biased sex selection are obviously not recorded but the numbers of cases can be estimated indirectly based on the deviation of the observed SRB from the natural level.(Representative image)
The instances of gender biased sex selection are obviously not recorded but the numbers of cases can be estimated indirectly based on the deviation of the observed SRB from the natural level.(Representative image)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 05:51 PM IST
ByUnited Nations Population Fund
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