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Tetanus, an acute infectious disease

Tetanus, an acute infectious disease

17 Aug 2018 | 2:05 PM

Kolkata, Aug 17 (UNI) Tetanus is an acute infectious disease caused by spores
of the bacterium Clostridium tetani.

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I am very concerned at alarming rate of birth defect incidences in India: Raveena Tandon

I am very concerned at alarming rate of birth defect incidences in India: Raveena Tandon

14 Aug 2018 | 3:51 PM

New Delhi, Aug 14 (UNI) Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon, who attended the annual conference of the Spina Bifida Foundation of India, said she is concerned at the alarming rate of the birth defect incidences in India.

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Partial Solar Eclipse on Aug 11, not visible in India

10 Aug 2018 | 4:36 PM

Hyderabad, Aug 10 (UNI) A partial Solar Eclipse, the last among five eclipses in 2018, will occur on Saturday which will not be visible in India.

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Unsafe abortion occurs when a pregnancy terminated by persons lacking necessary skills

Unsafe abortion occurs when a pregnancy terminated by persons lacking necessary skills

10 Aug 2018 | 1:54 PM

Kolkata, Aug 10 (UNI) The World Health Organization (WHO) defines unsafe abortion
occurs when a pregnancy is terminated either by persons lacking the necessary skills
or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical standards, or both.

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Stillbirths constitute an important worldwide problem

Stillbirths constitute an important worldwide problem

04 Aug 2018 | 11:33 AM

Kolkata, Aug 4 (UNI) Stillbirths constitute an important worldwide problem that has generally received little attention. The day of birth is potentially the most dangerous time for mothers and babies. Every year, worldwide, 303 000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth, 2.7 million babies die during the first 28 days of life and 2.6 million babies are stillborn, with 98 per cent occurring in low- and middle-income countries.

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Harmful use of alcohol causes immense damage to health and societies

Harmful use of alcohol causes immense damage to health and societies

02 Aug 2018 | 12:09 PM

Kolkata, Aug 2 (UNI) The harmful use of alcohol causes immense damage to health and societies and imposes a heavy burden on health systems and health budgets.

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Bronchiectasis a common lung disease

Bronchiectasis a common lung disease

01 Aug 2018 | 12:03 PM

Kolkata, Aug 1 (UNI) Bronchiectasis is a condition in which the bronchial tubes in the lung get damaged from inflammation or other causes and the smooth muscles of the bronchial tubes are destroyed.

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Parliamentarians from WHO South-East Asia Region commit to health of women, children and adolescents

Parliamentarians from WHO South-East Asia Region commit to health of women, children and adolescents

30 Jul 2018 | 12:31 PM

Kolkata, Jul 30 (UNI) Over 30 parliamentarians from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region have committed to health and well being of women, children and adolescents, to further reduce preventable diseases and deaths among them.

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Urgent increase in hepatitis testing, treatment needed

Urgent increase in hepatitis testing, treatment needed

27 Jul 2018 | 12:02 PM

Ulaanbaatar, July 27 (UNI) The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are calling on countries to urgently increase hepatitis testing and treatment services in order to achieve the globally agreed goals.

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Unsafe abortion claims 13 lives in India daily

Unsafe abortion claims 13 lives in India daily

26 Jul 2018 | 8:46 PM

By Ridhi Suri New Delhi, July 26 (UNI) Everyday 13 women die in India due to unsafe abortion related causes, including lack of access to trained abortion providers, lack of knowledge about the legality of abortion and availability of safe services, compounded by the social stigma and abortion.

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Lunar eclipse to be visible in Pondy

24 Jul 2018 | 7:08 PM

Puducherry, Jul 24 (UNI) A total Lunar Eclipse which will occur on the night of July 27 will be visible in Puducherry.

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Rubella, a contagious mild viral infection

Rubella, a contagious mild viral infection

21 Jul 2018 | 1:00 PM

Kolkata, Jul 21 (UNI) Rubella is a contagious, generally mild viral infection that occurs most often in children and young adults.

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Longest total Lunar eclipse  on July 27 : Sidharth

Longest total Lunar eclipse on July 27 : Sidharth

19 Jul 2018 | 7:07 PM

Hyderabad, Jul 19 (UNI) A total lunar eclipse will occur around the midnight on July 27 and will last for an hour and 43 minutes, B M Birla Science Centre Director B M Sidharth said on Thursday.

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Diphtheria an infectious disease caused by bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria

Diphtheria an infectious disease caused by bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria

17 Jul 2018 | 8:06 PM

Kolkata, Jul 17 (UNI) Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria, which primarily infects the throat and upper airways and produces a toxin affecting other organs.

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Oral health-essential to general health and quality of life

Oral health-essential to general health and quality of life

16 Jul 2018 | 12:05 PM

Kolkata, Jul 16 (UNI) Oral health is essential to general health and quality of life.

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