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Immunization one of world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions

Immunization one of world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions

23 Apr 2018 | 1:01 PM

Kolkata, Apr 23 (UNI) Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.

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Revised SAGE recommendation on use of dengue vaccine

Revised SAGE recommendation on use of dengue vaccine

21 Apr 2018 | 12:57 PM

Kolkata, Apr 21 (UNI) Dengue is the most frequent and rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus
Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae.

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Evidence shows banning asbestos has no negative economic impact

Evidence shows banning asbestos has no negative economic impact

20 Apr 2018 | 11:56 AM

Kolkata, Apr 20 (UNI) Sound scientific evidence shows that any exposure to asbestos fibres poses significant health risks.

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Breastfeed gives babies best possible start in life

Breastfeed gives babies best possible start in life

12 Apr 2018 | 6:03 PM

United Nations, Apr 12 (UNI) Breastfeeding within the first hour of birth protects newborns from infections and saves lives, United Nations agencies said at the roll-out of their 10-step guidance to help new mothers and hospital workers embrace this practical advice and give children the best possible start in life.

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WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

12 Apr 2018 | 2:25 PM

Kolkata, Apr 12 (UNI) WHO and UNICEF on Wednesday issued new ten-step guidance to
increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn
services.

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Northern Syria: access to primary health care gives hope to malnourished child

11 Apr 2018 | 12:52 PM

Damascus , Apr 11 (UNI) Sham was 6 months old when her worried mother, Ghadir, brought her to a health facility in the town of Al-Zafaranah, about 30 kilometres from her village in the embattled countryside
north of Homs, Syria.

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NCDs responsible for 40 million deaths globally every year

NCDs responsible for 40 million deaths globally every year

10 Apr 2018 | 12:17 PM

Copenhagen (Denmark), Apr 10 (UNI) Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 40 million deaths globally every year.

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Stop those baby wipes to prevent food allergy in kids: Study

09 Apr 2018 | 11:23 AM

Washington, Apr 9 (UNI) Giving a jerk to millions of new parents, who rely heavily on soap-laced tissue papers or rather baby wipes for the cleaning process of their little bundles of joy, a study recently found that a host of factors leading to food allergy in children majorly included use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap on the skin.

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World Health Day: Universal health coverage (UHC) – a fundamental human right

World Health Day: Universal health coverage (UHC) – a fundamental human right

07 Apr 2018 | 12:14 PM

Kolkata, Apr 7 (UNI) Universal health coverage (UHC) is central to improving health and well-being – a fundamental human right, said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia, on the occasion of the World Health Day on Saturday.

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Health for All this World Health Day

Health for All this World Health Day

06 Apr 2018 | 7:20 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (UNI) The World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year to spread global health awareness.

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New organ could help understand spread of cancer

New organ could help understand spread of cancer

29 Mar 2018 | 5:39 PM

New York, Mar 29 (UNI) Researchers believe they have discovered a new organ and it could be the body's biggest, according to an Euronews report.

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Stress, obesity may delay pregnancy in young couples: Dr Saroja Koppala

Stress, obesity may delay pregnancy in young couples: Dr Saroja Koppala

28 Mar 2018 | 5:01 PM

Hyderabad, Mar 28 (UNI) Stress and obesity might delay pregnancy in young couples, Nova IVI Fertility (NIF) consultant Dr Saroja Koppala said.

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Hospital Brings Smile to Young Mother: Closes Large Hole in Heart without Open Heart Surgery

Hospital Brings Smile to Young Mother: Closes Large Hole in Heart without Open Heart Surgery

28 Mar 2018 | 1:45 PM

Kolkata, Mar 28 (UNI) A 24-year old women, mother of two young kids, hailing from a middle class family in Jharkhand had symptoms of easy fatigability and palpitation for the last few years.

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Centre extends warning against smoking on cigarette packs till Aug 31

Centre extends warning against smoking on cigarette packs till Aug 31

27 Mar 2018 | 8:51 PM

New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has extended the health
warning carried on cigarette packs till August 31, 2018.

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Cure.fit, Mojostar join hands with Tiger Shroff to launch workout format 'PROWL'

Cure.fit, Mojostar join hands with Tiger Shroff to launch workout format 'PROWL'

27 Mar 2018 | 6:12 PM

New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) Innovative health startup Cure.

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