Health and Fitness

India made progress in fighting child deaths, malnutrition, but short of goals: UN

By Arul Louis United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) — India has made progress on the twin fronts of reducing hunger and... (more...)

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One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) — One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable... (more...)

Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Obama

Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) — The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is “spiraling out of control” and posing... (more...)

$1bn needed to fight Ebola virus: UN

United Nations, Sep 16 (IANS) — Over one billion dollars are needed to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak –... (more...)

Five children die of spoiled vaccines in Syria

Damascus, Sep 16 (IANS) — At least five children died after taking contaminated measles vaccines in rebel-held areas... (more...)

Kenya maintains flight ban to Ebola-hit West African nations

Nairobi, Sep 16 (IANS) — The Kenyan government will not lift a travel ban to West African countries affected by an... (more...)

Partner violence may trigger insomnia, upset stomach

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) — Intimate partner violence not only triggers psychological problems but may also lead towards... (more...)

Fresh at college? Ensure proper calcium intake

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) — Girls who are fresh at college must add proper calcium intake to their daily regimen. According... (more...)

Soldiers deployed to sunny climates run skin cancer risk

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) — Soldiers deployed to regions having tropical and sunny climates face a threat that they cannot... (more...)

Bald men in 40s at higher risk of prostate cancer

Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) — Compared to men with no baldness in their 40s, men with a specific pattern of baldness... (more...)

Japanese firm develops test kit for dengue

Tokyo, Sep 16 (IANS) — A biomedical venture firm in Japan has developed a new test kit to diagnose dengue in short... (more...)

Cognitive, walking delays may lead to muscle disorder in kids

Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) — When walking and cognitive delays occur in concert among kids, the combination may lead... (more...)

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