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Children born by caesarean delivery appear to have higher odds of developing obesity than their peers who experienced vaginal births, a US study suggests. Women who had surgical deliveries known as C-sections were also more likely to be overweight, or...
New York: A team of researchers from India and the US has identified several gene variants which may predispose individuals to develop gall bladder cancer. Although gall bladder cancer is rare in most parts of the world, it is far...
Washington: Listening to music can be beneficial for cancer patients as it leaves a positive impact not just psychologically but physically as well by alleviating symptoms of anxiety, pain, fatigue and boosting quality of life, a new study has...
Bengaluru: They are not easy to spot. Working in vegetable patches and on millet fields in Karnataka, farm labourers caught in debt bondage suffer mainly in silence. But Gopal V has lived with this silence for long enough. Now 44,...
Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when a debate rages on about the need to provide menstrual leave, records show that a girls school in Kerala had extended the relief to its students more than a century ago itself. The Government Girls...
Gurgaon: While the child sex ratio in Gurgaon has bettered in the past few years, it is still lagging far behind other districts in Haryana. The administration, serious about improving it further, has launched a special drive to check...
New York: In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers including one of Indian origin has found that elderly patients treated by female physicians are less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be...
New Delhi: The government has launched the Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in a phased manner for across the country to reduce measles morbidity and mortality, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. Health Minister JP Nadda said the MR vaccination...
By Swagata Yadavar/ IndiaSpend.org India now has the highest number of children stunted due to malnutrition -- 48.2 million, equivalent to the population of Colombia, as per the latest global report on childhood. Also, 31 million of its children are...
Sahebganj, Jharkhand: The remote hills of Chuha Pahar village in Jharkhand saw a minister's visit for the first time ever. Following an NDTV expose, Jharkhand minister Saryu Roy decided to visit the village after it was reported that mid-day meals don't...

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