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India lost 2.6 lakh children under the age of five years to pneumonia and diarrhoea in 2016: Report

NEW DELHI India’s vaccination coverage to prevent rotavirus infection, a leading cause of severe diarrhoea in young children, was the lowest among the 15 countries which introduced it last year, a new report said Friday. It also pointed that India lost over 2.6 lakh children under five years from pneumonia and diarrhoea in 2016. The report found health systems falling …

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Superbugs to ‘kill millions’ by 2050 unless countries act: Experts

PARIS Millions of people in Europe, North America and Australia will die from superbug infections unless countries prioritise fighting the growing threat posed by bacteria immune to most known drugs, experts predicted Wednesday. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned of “disastrous consequences” for public healthcare and spending …

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Clinical trials on Ayurvedic medicine against dengue underway: Minister

NEW DELHI Clinical trials on Ayurvedic medicine against dengue are in progress and it will be launched at the earliest possible time, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik said Sunday. Rajesh Kotecha, secretary of AYUSH ministry, said the medicine is expected to be ready after multilevel trials in the next couple of years. “Trials on the Ayurvedic medicine for dengue are …

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India home to 3 of the world’s largest nitrogen dioxide emission hotspots: Study

NEW DELHI As Delhi continues to battle alarming pollution levels, a new study has found that three of the world’s largest nitrogen dioxide emission hotspots that contribute to formation of finer particulate matter causing air pollution are in India, with one in the Delhi-NCR. The study by Greenpeace comes as Delhi’s pollution level climbed to alarming levels. Air quality …

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Zika cases rise to 106 in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI The number of people infected with Zika virus rose to 106 in Rajasthan on Thursday. Of the total affected people, 25 are pregnant women, said a Union Health Ministry official. The six new Zika cases confirmed on Thursday were from Jaipur and two neighbouring districts, he added. In view of the rising cases, the Centre on Wednesday …

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