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37.7 lakh children to be vaccinated under Measles-Rubella Campaign

SRINAGAR Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam Tuesday chaired the 1st meeting of the State Steering Committee for Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign-2018. The Measles-Rubella Campaign-2018 will be launched in Jammu and Kashmir from 23rd of September to 20th October, 2018, during which about 37.7 Lakh children between the age group of …

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Three infants die every two minutes in India: UNIGME

UNITED NATIONS Three infants die every two minutes on an average in India due to lack of access to water, sanitation, proper nutrition or basic health services, according to a report by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME). About 8,02,000 infant deaths were reported in India in 2017, the lowest in five years, but the infant …

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Aspirin doesn’t reduce heart attack risk: Australian study

CANBERRA Australia’s largest clinical trial has concluded that taking a daily dose of aspirin does not reduce the chance of death, disability or cardiovascular disease, the results of a five-year study revealed on Monday. Led by researchers at Monash University and involving more than 19,000 participants, the study known as Aspirin in Reducing Events in the …

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JK has lowest adult HIV prevalence

NEW DELHI India had an estimated 21.40 lakh people living with HIV in 2017, with slightly more than two-fifth of them being women, the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) said on Friday. It said the annual new HIV infection cases have declined by more than 60 per cent since 2000, but the rate of decline between 2010 and 2017 …

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800,000 people commit suicide every year: WHO

UNITED NATIONS Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide every year in the world, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15-29 in 2016, according to the WHO. A toolkit to help communities prevent suicides was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada on the World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday. …

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Health Ministry implements HIV, AIDS Act

NEW DELHI A crucial legislation for ensuring equal rights to persons affected by HIV and AIDS in getting treatment, admission in educational institutions and jobs has come into force. The Ministry of Health has announced implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Act through …

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Britain faces sperm shortage in case of no-deal Brexit

LONDON British couples looking to conceive through artificial insemination face uncertainty if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal because sperm would no longer be imported from EU countries under existing legislation. Government advice published on Thursday said Britain imported around 3,000 sperm samples from a commercial sperm bank …

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