'Rotavirus vaccine can reduce infant mortality'

The introduction of the Rotavirus vaccine in India is one of the most pro-people decisions as it has the potential to drastically reduce infant mortality, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday.

Malnourishment kills 5,000 children in India: Bhutia

Every year malnutrition kills over 5,000 children in India alone and the problem is costing billions of dollars to Asian countries, says former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia.

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

Researchers have said that women who do not gain enough weight during pregnancy are at increased risk of losing their baby in its first year of life.

Jairam Ramesh attacks Modi on Gujarat`s infant mortality rate

Jairam Ramesh said that Gujarat`s efforts to check high infant mortality rate was very poor in the past 10 years.

UN warning over millions of teenage mothers

Around 7.3 million girls under the age of 18 give birth each year in developing countries, risking death and suffering that can only be addressed by changing social attitudes, a UN report said Wednesday.

Kids born to mums under 30 at higher risk of childhood death

A new research has found that children born to mothers under 30 are more likely to die than those born to older mums.

Air pollution linked to low birth weight: Study

Pregnant women who live in areas with high air pollution are significantly more likely to bear children of low birth weight, according to the largest international study of its kind.

`Breastfeeding crucial for countering infant mortality`

Breastfeeding to a child for the first six months is crucial for preventing infant mortality and malnutrition.

Only 6 Indian states likely to achieve MDG: Report

Only six states in the country, including Maharashtra and Kerala, are likely to achieve the Millenium Development Goal (MDG) on reducing child mortality by 2015, a report said today.

G B Pant improves infant mortality rate

Pant hospital, which was mired in controversy recently for its high infant mortality rate, has introduced several measures to "strengthen and augment".

Britain`s whooping cough outbreak: Five babies die

In Britain`s biggest whooping cough outbreak in 20 years, at least five babies have died and nearly 2,000 cases have been reported this year.

Britain`s whooping cough outbreak: Five babies die

In Britain`s biggest whooping cough outbreak in 20 years, at least five babies have died and nearly 2,000 cases have been reported this year.

Pregnancy killing a million girls every year: Report

Pregnancy has emerged as the biggest killer across the globe for teenage girls, with a million teenagers dying annually.

Pregnancy killing a million girls every year: Report

Pregnancy has emerged as the biggest killer across the globe for teenage girls, with a million teenagers dying annually.

‘Afghans living longer, fewer infants die’

Health care has dramatically improved around the
country in the past decade, according to a national survey.

Breast feeding cuts infant mortality by 10%: AIIMS

Breast feeding can help bring down infant mortality rate in the country by nearly 10 percent, say experts at AIIMS.

West Bengal ranks fourth in infant mortality rate

West Bengal ranked fourth after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the infant mortality rate, CM Mamata Banerjee said.

Maternal, infant mortality still areas of concern: Azad

Key health
indicators like maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and infant
mortality ratio (IMR) are still "areas of concern", Union
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday.

Drop in infant mortality rate in Assam: Health minister

Infant mortality rate in Assam has come down to 58 percent after the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission in the state about five years ago, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.

1 mn premature babies worldwide die every year

Over one million infants who are born too early die each year, according to a new White Paper.