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Nearly 14,000 habitations in 17 states reported to have excess fluoride in drinking water sources, affecting more than 1.14 crore people, Rajya Sabha was informed today. According to the World Health Organisation, ingestion of excess fluoride, most commonly in drinking-water,...
With more than 2,300 one-room brick homes and shops, Panchanantala in Kolkata is densely populated. The homes are tin roofs and crammed with stoves, trunks and furniture. With the intervention of Addressing the Unaddressed, a Dublin-based non-profit organisation, people...
Chennai: The change in the sanitary pads was first noticed by maintenance staff at the Centre for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram a couple of years back. Suddenly, the traditional method of burying used pads with lots of lime to decompose...
The Centre and the Haryana government spent almost Rs 12 crore on the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save Daughters, Educate Daughters)' campaign in the state since it was launched at Panipat in January last year by Prime Minister Narendra...
Toronto: Due to the pressure caused by changing societal roles and multiple responsibilities, depression has significantly increased the risk of early death in women, a study has found. The findings showed that the risk of death associated with depression appeared...
The state is concentrating on providing better medical care by strengthening government hospitals, the state government has claimed.
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...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday urged the South-East Asian nations to increase access to hepatitis testing, a key to scaling up hepatitis treatment and care. The global health organisation said it will be releasing its first hepatitis testing...
New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea, a sexually-transmitted disease, "much harder and sometimes impossible" to treat, as it cited data from 77 countries including India. The global health body said every year,...
Washington: Women who give birth to at least one child may be biologically 'older' than those who do not have any babies, a new study suggests. Researchers analysed blood samples from 1,556 US women aged 20 to 44 who...

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