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  • World No Tobacco Day 2019: Don't let tobacco take your breath away

    Kolkata, Tobacco use is one of the world's leading preventable causes of death and a major preventable risk factor of noncommunicable diseases like cancer, lung and heart diseases. The most common type of tobacco product used is manufactured cigarettes, but tobacco is also chewed,...

  • World's tiniest surviving baby born in California

    San Diego, A hospital here has announced the birth of a micropreemie, a baby born before 28 weeks. It is world's tiniest surviving baby, who weighed just 8.6 ounces and was smaller than an apple. Baby Saybie -- a name used by her care team -- was born in December 2018 and discharged...

  • Mt Everest: Why summit gets so crowded?

    Kathmandu, If you imagine the summit of Mount Everest, you might picture a quiet, snowy peak far from civilisation. But a striking photo, taken by mountaineer Nirmal Purja, shows how the reality can be a lot more crowded. Mr Purja's photo has attracted attention around the world - amid the...

  • Historic 'Jakh pond' in bordering Samba, dying a slow death

    Jammu, Historic Jakh Pond, situated along the Jammu-Pathankot national highway, around 21-kilometres from here, is dying a slow death. The Pond, as per the locals, has a religious importance but unfortunately, such a historic location not being paid due attention by the administration. Talking to...

  • Over 600 people tested HIV positive in Sindh province of Pakistan

    Islamabad : Panic stirred among Sindh locals in Pakistan as over 600 people, most of them being children, were tested HIV positive due to a contaminated syringe. 'Some 681 people, of which 537 were children from two to 12 years of age, had been tested positive for HIV until yesterday in Rato...

  • India's medical care: Delineating an effervescent metamorphosis

    New Delhi, Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend....the iterate from Laozi's Tao Te Ching presses home health system as of paramount importance, particularly in India, to reinvigorate within the shadow of its services. ...

  • Hidden world of doctors Cuba sends overseas

    Havana, Cuba has long been renowned for its medical diplomacy - thousands of its doctors work in healthcare missions around the world, earning the country billions of dollars in cash. But according to a new report, some of the doctors themselves say conditions can be nightmarish -...

  • One-in-seven babies worldwide weigh less than 5.5 pounds

    United Nations, Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report released. According to the report released on Wednesday, around one-in-seven babies...

  • Pakistani brides being trafficked to China

    Islamabad, The marriage between a local Christian woman and a Chinese Christian man six months ago in the eastern Pakistani city of Faisalabad had all the signs of a perfect match. She was 19, he was 21. She was a trained beautician, he a businessman selling cosmetics. Her family didn't have much...

  • UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices

    United Nations, x Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency has said. In recommendations to counter an expected tripling in the number of people with the degenerative...

  • cosmetic and aesthetic surgery creating new wave among ObGyn surgeons in India: Expert

    Bengaluru, Reconstruction and rejuvenation is opening new vistas to upcoming ObGyn surgeons as India has been witnessing the demand growing in the upcoming generation. The recognition and realisation by the country's girls and women that the options and expertise is available at their...

  • Int'l Midwife Day: 5 things you should know

    United Nations, Why are midwives important and what impact have they had on mothers' and babies' health? As the United Nations celebrated the midwives across the world on Sunday, here are five things one should know about the critical role they play in communities. 1. Midwives save millions...

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