infant mortality rates

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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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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New programme for pregnant women to be launched


May 27th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) In a new initiative on maternal and child health benefits, a scheme to provide free delivery, medicines, diet and other facilities to poor women ... Read more...

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Shanghai residents live longest at 82 years


March 5th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, March 5 (IANS) The average life span of people in Shanghai has surpassed 82 years, the longest in the country, officials said.China Daily reported that by the end of ... Read more...

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Internet Kiosks help reduce infant mortality rates in rural India


February 25th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that that Internet kiosks providing information on prenatal and postnatal care for mother and baby have helped reduce infant, child and maternal mortality ... Read more...

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Rushing Birth Even A Little Can Hurt Babies’ Health


January 5th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that women who rush to have their baby before their time is due are putting the ... Read more...

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India should not have hosted Games, says Aiyar (Lead)


October 16th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress MP and former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, the most vocal critic of the Commonwealth Games, still insists that India should not have hosted the ... Read more...

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Aiyar insists Games should not have been held


October 16th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress MP and former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, the most vocal critic of the just ended Commonwealth Games, still insists India should have never hosted ... Read more...

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NRHM completes five years, rural health still in disarray


April 11th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has completed five years of operation and has achieved several targets but its main objective to put the rural ... Read more...

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PM confident of women’s quota bill passage (Lead)


March 6th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday stressed his government's commitment to political empowerment of women and said India was moving towards 33 percent reservation for women in ... Read more...

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‘Tribals record lowest Human Development Index’


August 27th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IBNS) Vice President M Hamid Ansari Thursday said compared to other sections of our society, the tribal population has the lowest Human Development Index.Delivering inaugural address at ... Read more...

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Babies delivered before 39 weeks in womb have lower IQs


June 24th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 24 (ANI): While babies born at 37 or 38 weeks are though to be full term, scientists have now found that such tots have slightly lower IQs, and a modestly ... Read more...

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Rahul Bose impressed with fellow activist Scarlett Johansson


September 23rd, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rahul Bose and Hollywood diva Scarlett Johansson, who are global ambassadors for Oxfam, shared some warm moments at an event in New York. The Indian actor ... Read more...

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The ten worst world health inequalities


August 29th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 29 (ANI): In India, 140 of every 1000 children born to the poorest households die before the age of five - and the rate is three times higher than ... Read more...

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International advisory panel meets Ramadoss


August 5th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.5 (ANI): International Advisory Panel (IAP) of National Rural Health Mission led by Professor Jeffrey Sachs met the Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Anubmani Ramadoss, here today. ... Read more...

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Kissing cousins can still have healthy offspring


June 4th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 4 (ANI): The belief that babies born to first-cousins will suffer from some kind of deformities is all a myth, say researchers in Australia.According to an earlier Australian research ... Read more...

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Global warming is affecting poor children the most


April 29th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (ANI): UNICEF, the UN childrens agency, has warned that global warming is already affecting the prospects for children in the worlds poorer countries.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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New identified genes may help prevent ‘pregnancy malaria’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:59 am ICT by admin
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