Male Contraceptive Pill

A drug developed to treat cancer worked as a form of male contraception in mice in a study that may point the way toward a birth control pill for men, researchers said. Described in the newest issue of Cell, this technique relies on a newly discovered compound that can effectively cross the boundary from blood vessels into the testis. The chemical is a … [Read more...]

State Of The World’s Mothers

Save The Children

The chances a mother and her baby will survive help determine Save the Children’s annual rankings of the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. Education, income and political representation of women are the other factors. Have a look at the infographic: … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Causes Of Death

Leading Causes Of Death

Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections, chronic obstructive lung disease, diarrhoea and HIV/AIDS have remained the top major killers during the past decade. Tuberculosis is no longer among the 10 leading causes of death, but is still among the top 15, killing one million people in 2011. Chronic diseases cause increasing numbers of … [Read more...]

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Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013

Tobacco Epidemic

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) recognizes the substantial harm caused by tobacco use and the critical need to prevent it. Tobacco kills approximately 6 million people and causes more than half a trillion dollars of economic damage each year. Tobacco will kill as many as 1 billion people this century if the WHO FCTC is not … [Read more...]

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Rotavirus Vaccine Developed In India

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Rotavirus is the leading cause of half a million children deaths a year in the world, one-fifth of which happen in India, through dehydration from virus-induced diarrhea. A partnership between Government of India's Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Bharat Biotech company has presented promising Phase III clinical trial data at the International … [Read more...]

Most Newborn Babies Die In India

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According to the "State Of The World's Mothers 2013" report, out of every 100 newborn babies who die in the world, 29 are in India -- that is, three babies who die on the day they are born every year. This is because of complications associated with preterm birth, hygiene and maternal health, The Times of India newspaper reported, citing the … [Read more...]

World Immunization Week 2013

Immunization Week

  Immunization averts an estimated 2-3 million deaths every year, providing protection from diphtheria, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumonia, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, rubella and tetanus. Yet, an estimated 22 million infants are not fully immunized with routine vaccines. There is an urgent need to better communicate the health benefits … [Read more...]

Can Immunization Reach Every Child?

immunization

Two biggest causes of death among children are in fact, pneumonia and diarrhea which are responsible for the highest death toll, claiming more than two million of the most vulnerable lives every year. Together, these two diseases account for 29% of all deaths of children under five years old. That is more than double the total for HIV and malaria … [Read more...]

HLL Life Care Ltd – A Success Story

HLL Life Care Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram

HLL Life Care Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram under the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has become one of the largest producers of condoms in the world. HLL's total annual condom production capacity has now touched 1616 million pieces. Overseas and domestic demand for condoms has grown manifold especially in the wake of the Central government's launch of … [Read more...]

Shocking Cost Of Malnutrition

Malnutrition

A new UNICEF report reveals the shocking prevalence of stunting in children under the age of 5.One in four children under 5 suffer from chronic undernutrition – with devastating long-term consequences both for them, and for the economic well-being of their communities.In this video, UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles highlights the extent of stunting among … [Read more...]