Harish Rawat asks DMs to ensure there are no deaths due to cold

With icy winds sweeping the state the Uttarakhand govt has asked the District Magistrates to take measures to ensure that there are no deaths due to cold.

Indians living longer, healthier lives: Lancet

India has made great strides in reducing both child and adult mortality since 1990, says a global study, adding that adults and children in the country are living longer and healthier lives than two decades earlier.

Antibiotics resistance could kill 10mn a year by 2050

A British government-commissioned review has found that resistance to antibiotics could account for 10 million deaths a year and hit global gross domestic product by 2.0 to 3.5 percent by 2050.

UN says $25 spent on sexual health per woman per year would reduce deaths

 Spending $25 per woman per year on full sexual health services would dramatically reduce mother and baby deaths and give women the choice of smaller, healthier and more productive families, according to a UN report on Thursday.

Compulsory for UK surgeons to reveal patient deaths

 Surgeons in the UK will have to make public their patient mortality rates or else they will face sanctions, a move opposed by some doctors who warned that it could lead to consultants refusing to take on difficult cases.

30 killed in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu: CM

Various rain-related incidents in the state after the onset of the northeast monsoon has left 30 persons dead, the Tamil Nadu government said Tuesday as it assured people that it was prepared to tackle any kind of situation arising out of the heavy downpour.

An App to keep doctor at bay

An App could soon ensure that people affected by motor neuron disease (MND) get access to specialist care and support when they need it and prevent unnecessary trips to doctor.

Deaths from overheating houses may triple by 2050

As temperatures rise and the population ages, premature deaths from overheating houses could triple by the 2050s, says a study.

Chronic kidney disease more prevalent in northern states: Govt

Small population-based studies have shown that chronic kidney diseases (CKD), which is a cause of kidney failure, are five times more prevalent in north Indian states that their southern counterparts, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan told Rajya Sabha today.

Mass prisoner deaths in Iraq point to police executions

It was supposed to be a routine job, police say. Move 69 prisoners from an outlying town to a jail in southern Baghdad. But before they arrived at their destination, every single prisoner had been killed.

5 deaths due to Dengue, 47 due to Encephalitis last yr in UP

Uttar Pradesh Government today said that five persons have died of Dengue and 47 due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the State last year.

Deaths by prescription painkillers on the rise in US, Canada

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

Four new MERS deaths, 18 more infections in Saudi

Saudi Arabia has announced four more deaths from the MERS coronavirus and 18 new infections, as it battles to contain the mystery disease which has now killed 121 people in the kingdom.

Four new MERS deaths, 18 more infections in Saudi

Saudi Arabia has announced four more deaths from the MERS coronavirus and 18 new infections, as it battles to contain the mystery disease which has now killed 121 people in the kingdom.

Workers at `fatal` unfinished Brazil World Cup stadium go on `indefinite` strike

Workers at the unfinished Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paolo, where three workers were killed during construction, have reportedly gone on indefinite strike.

Polluted air linked to 7 million deaths in 2012: WHO

Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world`s single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Lobby behind Indian deaths report: Qatar

Al Marri said a “vested interest lobby” was behind a sustained media campaign against Qatar in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, The Peninsula reported Wednesday.

Three Islamists shot dead in Bangladesh security crackdown

Three activists from Bangladesh`s largest Islamist party were shot dead in clashes with security forces, officers said, amid allegations forces are targeting opposition supporters for execution.

Cold wave persists in UP, two more dead

Two persons have died due to cold in different parts of Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours as cold wave continued unabated in the state.

`Deaths occur in palaces too`: UP Minister on riot relief camps

Uttar Pradesh Minister Narad Rai on Saturday stoked a potential controversy over deaths in relief camps for riot-hit victims in Muzaffarnagar, saying deaths occur everywhere and in palaces too.