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Walkathon spreads awareness on World Population Day


July 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Over 500 people, including children, Wednesday participated in a walkathon organised here to spread awareness on population stabilisation on the occasion of the World Population ... Read more...

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Pregnancy killing a million girls every year: Report


June 28th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Pregnancy has emerged as the biggest killer across the globe for teenage girls, with a million teenagers dying annually, a report by international voluntary organisation ... Read more...

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Norway, India extend programme on child, maternal mortality


June 19th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) An India-Norway initiative for reducing child and maternal mortality will be extended till 2017 to coincide with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) plan, an ... Read more...

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Assam moots law to stop officials from employing minors


June 12th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday said the government planned to enact a law to prevent employment of children below 18 years by public servants and ... Read more...

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NHRC concerned over crime against women in Assam


May 29th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 29 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday expressed concern over the rise in crimes against women in Assam but described the situation as better on the ... Read more...

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Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata


April 20th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant ... Read more...

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Bihar paradox: Phones outnumber toilets


April 20th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Nearly 56 percent of families in Bihar have a mobile or landline connection, but about 77 percent of the population lack toilets, says a census report, ... Read more...

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‘Fast-track mode work for 264 backward districts’


April 11th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 11 (IANS) Work on districts lagging on various health parameters across the country will be fast tracked in the year ahead, Minister of State Health and Family Welfare ... Read more...

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States’ demand for ‘green bonus’ legitimate: Ashwani Kumar


April 9th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Acknowledging Himachal Pradesh's demand for special incentives to preserve its ecology, Union Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar Monday favoured grant of "green bonus" to ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to spend more on health


March 21st, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has given priority to health by increasing its budget by 25 percent in the next fiscal as compared to the previous year, an official ... Read more...

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India’s infant mortality worse than neighbours: Azad


March 20th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Admitting that high infant mortality was a big health issue for the nation, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday told parliament that India's situation is ... Read more...

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Mumbai tops list of homes to slum dwellers: Unicef report


February 29th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The city of dreams, Mumbai has topped the list of cities that are home to a maximum number of slum dwellers in India, Unicef's annual ... Read more...

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“Bengal needs to check children’s deaths, malnutrition”


February 29th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Wednesday said West Bengal needs to improve its infant mortality rate, primary education and malnutrition of poor children, and should ... Read more...

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Rising life expectancy in Shanghai sets record


February 20th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) The average life expectancy at birth in China's Shanghai city has reached 82.51 years, a new national record achieved by the city in 2011, the Shanghai ... Read more...

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Infant mortality rate down 3 points in India


February 1st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The infant mortality rate (IMR) in India has come down to 47 from 50 deaths per 1,000 live births over the last one year, a ... Read more...

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Assam records reduced maternal death ratio


January 29th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 29 (IANS) Assam's Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), which was the highest in the country till last year, has drastically reduced, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks central package for health services


January 9th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Monday sought special financial assistance from the central government to strengthen health services, an official statement said here.State Health Minister Rajeev Bindal met Union ... Read more...

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Global health award for Bihar chief minister


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 3 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been chosen for the first Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, instituted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for the state's ... Read more...

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Patients slam claim on improvement in Kashmir healthcare


December 31st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has claimed an improvement in health facilities this year - a claim dismissed by some patients forced to come here from ... Read more...

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Goa to focus on sex ratio


December 6th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Balancing Goa's sex ratio is one of the major health related focus of the Goa government as it prepares its approach document for the 12th Five ... Read more...

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Cuba boasts of lowest infant mortality rate


December 5th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 5 (IANS) The development achieved by Cuba's health sector has made it possible for the country to have one of the lowest infant mortality rates -- 4.5 per ... Read more...

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High maternal mortality rate a concern: Shabana Azmi


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Seeking higher spending on health services, Bollywood actress and activist Shabana Azmi said here Tuesday that the high maternal and infant mortality rate was a ... Read more...

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Tripura mothers to receive health alerts on mobiles


September 13th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kumarghat (Tripura), Sep 13 (IANS) Expectant and new mothers in Tripura will now receive reminders on their mobile phones for regular checkups, thanks to a new programme launched Tuesday by ... Read more...

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Sex ratio better in villages than cities, says survey


August 10th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) More and more educated people in cities across the country are opting for sex determination tests compared to people in villages, and urban areas are ... Read more...

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Breast feeding cuts infant mortality by 10 percent: AIIMS


August 5th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Breast feeding can help bring down infant mortality rate in the country by nearly 10 percent, experts at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences ... Read more...

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India’s girl child mortality rate worrisome


July 7th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India's girl child mortality rate continues to be "worrisome" with 2009 estimates suggesting 52 deaths within a year of birth out of every 1,000 live ... Read more...

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Mamata accuses Left regime of neglecting medical infrastructure


June 30th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Facing a public outcry over the death of 18 children in the state-run B.C. Roy Children's Hospital here, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday ... Read more...

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Immune deficiency main reason for infant mortality: Experts


March 5th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Primary immuno-deficiency diseases (PIDs), where new-born children are born with a weak immune system against diseases, is the main reason for high infant mortality rate ... Read more...

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Indian infant mortality rate dips


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The infant mortality rate (IMR) - which reflects the number of deaths per 1,000 live births - has dipped by three points in both rural and ... Read more...

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More needed to uplift Scheduled Caste women: Tirath


January 18th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) More and wholesome efforts are required to be made to bridge the gap between the Scheduled Caste (SC) communities and others, with special focus on the development ... Read more...

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Azad asks States to set up more medical colleges


January 12th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (ANI): Union Health and Family Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday called upon the State Governments to set up more medical colleges and to increase the number of students ... Read more...

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Energy use limits global economic growth: Study


January 8th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study has found that energy use has a direct impact on economic activity.Researchers have concluded that an "enormous" increase in energy supply will be required to ... Read more...

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Rushing Birth Even A Little Can Hurt Babies’ Health, Study Says


January 5th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently released a statement which states that rushing birth even a little can hurt the health of a ... Read more...

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Human brain ’shrinking’ since 20,000 yrs ‘making us stupider day by day’


January 1st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): A new study has said that the human brain has been shrinking since the last 20,000 years, suggesting that we may be getting dumber day by day."Over the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh improves infant mortality rate


December 23rd, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 23 (IANS) Chhattisgarh government Thursday said it had brought down the infant mortality rate and credited its health welfare schemes for the success."The infant mortality rate has come down to ... Read more...

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