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Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:44

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

22 die of scrub typhus infection in Mizoram

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:27

At least 22 people have died due to scrub typhus infection from ticks since 2012 in Mizoram, a state health department official said today.

Midwifery pivotal in saving lives during pregnancy

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 13:02

A new series has revealed that midwifery has a crucial part to play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy.

Malaria continues havoc in Tripura, toll now 41

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 16:05

The deaths in a malaria outbreak in Tripura have risen to 41, including 31 children, a minister said here Sunday.

Mammograms may cut breast cancer deaths by 28 per cent

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:09

Modern mammography screening may reduce deaths from breast cancer by about 28 per cent, a new long-term study suggests.

Deaths by prescription painkillers on the rise in US, Canada

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 13:30

More people in the US and Canada are dying from common prescription painkillers than from overdoses of heroin and cocaine combined, a study reveals.

Malaria death toll in Tripura rises to 21

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 21:44

With the death of one more child the toll in the malaria outbreak in northern Tripura rose to 21, a minister said here Saturday.

Maternal deaths falling, but not fast enough: WHO

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 09:35

Global maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but women in sub-Saharan Africa are still by far the most likely to perish while pregnant, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

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