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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... 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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Tiniest, largest foetuses at greater risk of stillbirth


June 28th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 28 (IANS) The lightest and the heaviest foetuses are at much higher risk of being stillborn than those of average weight, new research has found. Stillbirth is traditionally ... Read more...

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Candid maternity talk with men - from behind veil (Feature, With Images)


May 4th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Beh Charan (Rajasthan), May 4 (IANS) "Did your prasav (delivery) go off well this time?" "Was the jaapa (birth) without any problems?" These are questions that a male health worker ... Read more...

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15 million babies born prematurely every year


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Fifteen million babies are born too soon every year and 1.1 million die shortly after birth, making premature birth the second leading cause of death in ... Read more...

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A white ribbon flutters towards safe motherhood in Rajasthan (With Images)


April 29th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, April 29 (IANS) Will the baby live? Will the mother survive childbirth? Not very long ago, it was left to fate to decide how a pregnant woman and her ... Read more...

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Battling maternal deaths, Assam upgrades health workers’ skills


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Assam, which has the highest maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the country at 390 per 1,000 live births, also faces a serious crunch of doctors. So ... Read more...

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British scientist fathered 600 children?


April 8th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) A British scientist may have fathered up to 600 children at a controversial London fertility clinic which he set up in the 1940s with his wife.The ... 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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Odisha’s health workers fight maternal deaths (Feature)


March 12th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Balasore (Odisha), March 12 (IANS) The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) may have made a dent in many backward regions of India, but here in this coastal district of Odisha ... 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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Births continue to decline in Spain


January 19th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS/EFE) The 230,537 births recorded in Spain in the first half of 2011 represents a decline of 1.1 percent from the same period of the previous year ... Read more...

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Abortion still taboo in Pakistan


January 16th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Even though abortion is legal in Pakistan and Islamic scholars agree on its permissibility in certain conditions, many medical professionals term it an "un-Islamic act" and ... 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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She fights genetic disorder with art (Feature)


September 24th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) It is 11 a.m. on a breezy September morning. Meryl Sarah speedily moves her wheelchair towards her drawing room where several of her glass paintings ... 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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Nurse held for reporting false pregnancies, deliveries


July 27th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur, July 27 (IANS) Days after a scam was reported in a health centre in this Rajasthan district, a nurse has been arrested for recording false delivery details to swindle ... Read more...

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Men deliver babies in Rajasthan, claims a health centre


July 23rd, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur, July 23 (IANS) Men in this Rajasthan district can deliver babies. Surprised? This is the claim of a health centre.The local health department has unearthed a scam at Gogunda ... 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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Russia plans ‘child abandonment’ centres


May 31st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian women who do not want to keep their newborn babies will be able to leave their children anonymously in special centres if new legislation ... Read more...

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Indian surgeons save African baby with rare defect


April 26th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Four-month-old Nyishuyimana Goreth, from the African country of Burundi, was born with an extremely rare defect which caused a huge bulk of her brain tissues ... Read more...

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Streptococci, E. coli put newborns at risk for sepsis


April 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that the most frequent pathogens associated with sepsis are group B streptococci (GBS) in full-term infants and Escherichia coli in pre-term infants.The new nationwide, ... Read more...

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PM calls for increasing health spending to five percent


March 18th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said public spending on health needs to be increased from the less than two percent right now to five ... Read more...

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Many strides but still trapped: Shifting realities of Indian women (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 5th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Another International Women's Day, another occasion for a national assessment of the status of women in a country where the glass ceiling is within reach ... 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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Potential treatment target for congenital heart disease identified


February 22nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Two separate but related studies have shown that two drugs - one already approved as an immunosuppressant and the other being tested as an anti-cancer agent - could ... Read more...

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India, Cuba to cooperate on natural medicine usage


February 18th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Ties between India and Cuba may soon reach new levels after a top official of a medical research organisation in Havana met Indian scientists to discuss ways ... 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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Antioxidants may help men with fertility issues: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research has suggested that men who are struggling to make their partner pregnant could boost their chances by taking antioxidants.The new systematic review has provided evidence ... 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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Iraqi boy overcomes rare vein disorder in Delhi


December 14th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Sohran Jaffar from Iraq had lost all hope when his son Sirwan was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder three years ago that stopped blood supply to ... Read more...

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Cerebral palsy, leading cause of child disability in India


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Cerebral palsy, a brain-related disorder, is a major cause of disability among children and early diagnosis is crucial in treating the condition effectively, doctors said on World ... Read more...

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Childhood kidney disease linked to maternal diabetes, obesity


November 21st, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A new study has found that kids with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are more likely to have mothers who were obese or had diabetes during pregnancy.The study ... Read more...

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Urgent action needed to achieve health goals: President Patil


November 13th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.13 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil said on Saturday India needs to translate pledges into time-bound actions to achieve Millennium Development Goals in the health sector.A United Nations' report ... Read more...

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