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Indian children healthier than ever, but other nations doing better: Survey

Indian children healthier than ever, but other nations doing better: Survey

There has been similar improvement in almost all childhood health indicators, pointing to the fact that many Indian children are doing better than they ever have.

Infant Mortality Rate: Kerala safest state for newborns in India; IMR down to 6

Infant Mortality Rate: Kerala safest state for newborns in India; IMR down to 6

According to the latest data released by National Family Health Survey (NFHS) for the year 2015-16, the Infant Mortality Rate - the number of children under the age of 1 who die for every 1,000 born – has been reduced to six.

Sleeping beside your baby can cause cot death

Sleeping beside your baby can cause cot death

New-born babies should be put to bed in the same bedroom as their parents but not on the same bed for the first year of their life.

Five newborns die in Rajasthan hospital

Five newborns admitted to the neonatal unit of JLN Government Hospital in Ajmer have died since last night, prompting authorities to start a probe.

Seasonal influenza vaccination cuts stillbirth risk by half

The findings not only support the safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancy, but also suggest that vaccination protects against stillbirth.

Three infant deaths reported in Malda hospital in West Bengal

With this, ten infants have died at the hospital in the last 72 hours.

WHO target cesarean delivery rate may be `too low`

Two new studies have challenged the three decades of public-health wisdom, suggesting that the international guideline on the optimal rate of cesarean delivery is too low.

Infant deaths: Bengal suspends, transfers Kolkata hospital staff

The bereaved parents also accused the hospital of misleading on the cause of the death in the death certificate.

151 infants die in Kendrapara hospitals in 4 months

As many as 151 infants died in different hospitals here between April and July, reflecting a grim infant and child health care situation in Odisha which recently reported an alarming rate of deaths of newborns in Cuttack and Kandhamal.

Poor infrastructure causes infant deaths in MKCG in Odisha

 The spurt in infant deaths at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack have raised questions about poor infrastructure and shortage of doctors in major hospitals, including MKCG, in Odisha.

West Bengal: 12 baby deaths in Bankura Hospital

 Twelve babies have died of various complications at the state-run Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital here since Wednesday.

16 infants die in six days at Kolkata hospital

At least 16 newborns have died in the last six days at the state-run BC Roy Memorial Hospital here.

Malnutrition major cause of tribal infant deaths: Kerala govt

Malnutrition major cause of tribal infant deaths: Kerala govt

Kerala government Tuesday said lack of effective implementation of health packages by officials concerned and malnutrition of pregnant women were the major causes of frequent infant deaths in Attappady, one of the largest tribal settlements in the state.

Chennai: Two infants die after vaccination, govt issues clarification

Two infants Saturday died at a government hospital here allegedly after they were administered BCG vaccine, prompting the state government to issue a clarification.

Nine crib deaths in Malda hospital

Nine newborn babies have died at the state-run Malda Medical College and Hospital in the past two days.

DMK, AIADMK spar in RS over death of infants in TN hospital

 Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday with DMK members blaming AIADMK supremo J Jayalalitha over the death of infants in Dharmapuri district hospital.

Dharmapuri: Four more crib deaths at govt hospital

Four infants died at the government hospital in Dharmapuri, raising the death toll in the last four days to nine.

13 newborns die in Malda hospital in last 72 hrs

Thirteen newborns have died at the state-run Malda Medical College and Hospital since Tuesday.

Another tribal infant dies in Attappady, toll reaches 16

Amidst concerns about the ill-health and malnutrition among tribal children, one more infant died in Attappady area here taking the toll to 16, health officials said today.

Crib deaths continue in Bengal, toll reaches 18

Crib deaths at West Bengal's Malda Medical College and Hospital continues unabated with three more babies dying since Friday to take the toll to 18.