Health

At Least 64 Children Died Every Day In Madhya Pradesh In 2016

At Least 64 Children Died Every Day In Madhya Pradesh In 2016

At least 64 children below the age of six died every day in the last year in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh,  and its infant mortality rate is worse that some African countries. The government was forced to come up with the revised figure after former chief ministerBabulal Gaur accused the state government of providing misleading information on malnourished children in […]

Learning from kangaroos: How skin-to-skin contact with parents saves newborn lives

Learning from kangaroos: How skin-to-skin contact with parents saves newborn lives

Carmela Torres was 18 when she became pregnant for the first time. It was 1987 and she and her now-husband, Pablo Hernandez, were two idealistic young Colombians born in the coastal region of Montería who moved to the capital, Bogotá, in search of freedom and a better life. When Torres told her father she was […]

Indian children died after eating lychees on empty stomach

Indian children died after eating lychees on empty stomach

US and Indian scientists say a mystery illness that killed more than 100 children a year in northern India was caused by eating lychees on an empty stomach. For more than two decades, apparently healthy children in a region of Bihar suffered sudden seizures and lost consciousness. Almost half died, baffling doctors. New research, published […]

Work-life balance ‘increasingly stressful for fathers’

Work-life balance ‘increasingly stressful for fathers’

Nearly half of working fathers would like a less stressful job so they can spend more time caring for their children, a study has found. About a third would take a pay cut to achieve a better work-life balance, the charity Working Families said. Employers are not doing enough to help dads take a more […]

Study: Smoking will kill eight million a year by 2030

Study: Smoking will kill eight million a year by 2030

Study conducted with US National Cancer Institute says 80 percent of deaths occur in low and middle-income countries Smoking will kill more than eight million people a year by 2030, according to a World Health Organization study. The study, which was conducted with the US National Cancer Institute and released on Tuesday, found that more […]

Bill Gates warns world “vulnerable” to deadly epidemic in next decade

Bill Gates warns world “vulnerable” to deadly epidemic in next decade

LONDON: Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Friday that the world was vulnerable to a deadly epidemic of an illness like flu, with the recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks underlining weaknesses in global efforts to tackle health crises swiftly. Gates, whose foundation invests in improving health care in developing countries, said the global emergency response […]