Thiruvananthapuram:  The medical status of residents of Kerala will soon be available at the click of a mouse, the state Health Minister said on Monday. Health Minister KK Shailaja said this will be done in two phases. The first phase...
New York: The presence of bacteria in a woman's vagina and cervix may either increase the risk of premature birth or have a protective effect against it, researchers say. Premature birth -- baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy --...
By Roli Srivastava Mumbai: The number of children working in Mumbai's roadside food stalls has plummeted in recent years, activists and police said, attributing the decrease to a crackdown and heightened vigilance in train stations where children are trafficked into...
New Delhi: On the occasion of National Girld Child Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the promotion of gender equality and ensure equal opportunities for the girl child. The Prime Minister, who initiated the gender awareness campaign "Beti...
Millions of tuberculosis patients in India will receive daily treatment after the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government to change the current dosing practice amid activist claims it was endangering lives.
New York: Elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary, a new study has found. Researchers from...
Toronto: Babies whose mothers take antidepressant medications for lowering their symptoms of depression during the first three months of pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing malformations, defects in the heart and lungs, as well as in...
Toronto: Scanning the brain of a premature baby shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions -- small areas of injury in the brain's white matter -- may help doctors better predict whether the baby will have...
New York: Sixty per cent of women in US think of heart screenings as necessary only after age 40, whereas health experts recommend that screenings should begin in the 20s, a study has found. According to the American Heart Association recommendations,...
New Delhi: On a wintry morning of January in Delhi’s Connaught Place, a two-month-old baby, not yet named, sleeps outdoors under a blanket. Her mother, Shabana, who is a vendor, has brought her to work. In another part of the city, like...

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