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Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11...

India Blooms News Service
New York: Childbirth survival rates are now a “staggering success” compared with the year 2000, but one pregnant woman - or her child - still dies every 11 seconds from largely preventable causes, UN health experts said on Thursday.
UN gears up emergency food aid for hurricane-struck region of Bahamas, as death toll rises
New York:With initial assessments indicating that some 76,000 people in the parts of the Bahamas worst-affected by Hurricane Dorian need urgent support, the World Food Programme (WFP) is arranging for eight tons of ready-to-eat meals to be provided – part of a $5.4 million overall funding package.
3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025 if health services ramp up nutrition actions: WHO
New York, Sept 5 (IBNS): If governments boost their focus on healthier eating, 3.7 million deaths could be prevented by the year 2025, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest guidelines on improving nutrition, released on Wednesday.
CK Birla Hospitals to train new nurses in a simulation lab to boost their patient handling...
Kolkata: An arm of the CK Birla Group, CK Birla Hospitals, which operates The Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) and BM Birla Heart Research Centre (BMB) in Kolkata and the Rukmani Birla Hospital (RBH) in Jaipur, has recently implemented a simulation lab for nurses joining the profession.
Humanify Foundation launches Paavni - a national campaign on menstrual health and hygiene
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IBNS): Humanify Foundation,  a non-profit non-government organisation (NGO) working for the underprivileged and marginalized sections of the society, recently launched a national campaign called 'Paavni' on personal hygiene of women during menstruation.
It’s never too late to start exercising: Study
London, Aug 30 (IBNS): Older people who have never taken part in sustained exercise programmes have the same ability to build muscle mass as highly trained master athletes of a similar age.
4 Easy Ways to Monitor the Diet You're On Effortlessly
The majority of diets fail before they reach the third or fourth day. You may think it is a matter of willpower, genetics or simply the luck of the DNA draw, but there is actually a science behind losing weight and keeping it off.
Decentralizing healthcare: From metropolitan areas to small cities
There is a dire need for more initiatives such as Niira Radia’sNayati Healthcare to avoid overcrowding in metropolitan city hospitals and impart quality healthcare in rural areas of the country
Assam: Pregnant woman carried on handcart to hospital
Guwahati, Aug 25 (IBNS): In a major embarrassment to the Assam health department, the family members of a pregnant woman have been forced to carry her on a handcart and boat to reach a hospital in Assam’s Barpeta district.
Pollution linked to increase in bipolar disorder and depression: Study
New York, Aug 21 (IBNS): A new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Ganga Hospital Coimbatore launches centre of breast cancer and plastic surgery
Kolkata: Ganga Hospital Coimbatore has started a new outreach centre of Breast Cancer & Plastic Surgery at Salt Lake City here.
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