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Abortion in India: One in three pregnancies gets terminated

Abortion in India: One in three pregnancies gets terminated

According to the study published in the noted medical journal Lancet, India recorded around 15.6 million abortions in 2015.

Dec 12, 2017, 10:14 AM IST
Indian population has gained nearly a decade of life expectancy since 1990: Study

Indian population has gained nearly a decade of life expectancy since 1990: Study

The Indian population has gained nearly a decade of life expectancy since 1990, rising to 66.9 years in men and 70.3 years in women.

Nov 15, 2017, 13:43 PM IST
Indoor air pollution responsible for 1.24 lakh deaths in India in 2015: Lancet

Indoor air pollution responsible for 1.24 lakh deaths in India in 2015: Lancet

Among other sources, emissions from coal power plants, transport and other industries caused 80,368, 88,019 and 1,24,207 preventable deaths respectively, the report said.

Oct 31, 2017, 12:18 PM IST
Not gym, but daily chores can keep you healthy, keep death at bay: Study

Not gym, but daily chores can keep you healthy, keep death at bay: Study

The World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes of "moderate-intensity", or 75 minutes of "vigorous-intensity" aerobic physical activity per week.

Sep 22, 2017, 09:45 AM IST
2015 clocked up 16 million cases of fatal lung infection; India said to be major contributor

2015 clocked up 16 million cases of fatal lung infection; India said to be major contributor

The findings highlight the pressing need for affordable treatments and vaccines as a priority to combat the virus.

Jul 09, 2017, 09:42 AM IST
India continues to be hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths: Lancet

India continues to be hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths: Lancet

India and Nigeria combined had 42 per cent of the 499,000 global under-five deaths due to diarrhoea in 2015.

Jun 03, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
India ranks 154th out of 195 countries on healthcare index, lags behind Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

India ranks 154th out of 195 countries on healthcare index, lags behind Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

India came at 154th position in the ranking of healthcare quality in 195 countries, whereas some countries like South Korea, Peru and China have seen greatest improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.

May 19, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
India's tuberculosis challenge: Drug-resistant TB could make up 1 in 10 cases of disease by 2040

India's tuberculosis challenge: Drug-resistant TB could make up 1 in 10 cases of disease by 2040

Drug-resistant TB could make up one in ten cases of the disease in the country by 2040.

May 10, 2017, 09:05 AM IST
Litchi – sweet fruit or death trap? Mysterious child deaths in Bihar explained!

Litchi – sweet fruit or death trap? Mysterious child deaths in Bihar explained!

Specimens of blood, cerebrospinal fluid and urine as well as litchis were tested for evidence of infectious pathogens, pesticides, toxic metals.

Feb 01, 2017, 23:59 PM IST

At 1.3 million, India recorded largest number of under-5 deaths in 2015: Lancet

The Global Burden of Disease study 2015 published in the Lancet which assesses the state of world's health, said over a million under-five children have died in 2015.

Oct 07, 2016, 11:45 AM IST

India ranks 143 among 188 countries on health index; Iceland tops list

Despite rapid economic growth, India was ranked 143rd, below Comoros and Ghana," the first annual assessment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) health performance published in the Lancet and launched at a special event at the UN General Assembly in New York said.

Sep 23, 2016, 03:55 AM IST

Suicide - The leading cause of death among India's youth!

The study by London-based Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Well-being reveals that suicide is the leading cause of death among youngsters aged 10-24 in India.

May 10, 2016, 13:28 PM IST

Sweet alert! At 7 crore, India has second highest incidence of diabetes in world

The estimated cases of diabetes in India in the age group of 20-70 years were 6.68 crore and 6.91 crore in 2014 and 2015 respectively, says the International Diabetes Federation report.

Apr 27, 2016, 11:34 AM IST

Experts urge 'comprehensive package' to fight TB

TB incidence rates in high- income countries are in single-digit numbers, these rates are still in the hundreds in many countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Oct 27, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

Want to avoid cancer? Lose weight!

Excess fat not only increases the risk of some breast cancers, it also renders treatment less effective.

Oct 19, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

India has highest number of under-5 deaths in world: Report

India has the highest number of child deaths in 2015 globally, with 20% of the world's under five deaths occuring in the country, says a report.

Sep 09, 2015, 09:41 AM IST

New device revives dead hearts for transplant

Transplant surgeons claim to have used a 'heart-in-a-box' device to "revive" hearts from people who have recently died and use the organs to save others.

Sep 07, 2015, 16:43 PM IST

Sustaining current efforts against AIDS not enough, epidemic may rebound in five years

Experts have warned that existing efforts against AIDS and HIV aren't enough and if the countries, which are most affected, do not amp up their efforts to curb the spread of AIDS, the epidemic may rebound in just five years time.

Jun 25, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Over 95 percent of world's population have health issues: Lancet

In a shocking revelation, a major analysis of disease-burden worldwide has found that over 95 percent of the world's population has health problems -- with over a third having more than five ailments.

Jun 08, 2015, 14:59 PM IST

80 million births and deaths in world go undocumented every year

 Scientists have found that as many as 40 million new births and 40 million deaths in the world are undocumented every year.

May 12, 2015, 10:30 AM IST