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Article Now, quick paper-based test to detect tuberculosis
More than a century after the identification of organisms that cause TB, this disease remains a global public health challenge.
Article Threat of non-communicable diseases rises in Nepal
An estimated 50 percent of all deaths in Nepal are caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) every year.
Article The vicious circle of low birth weight in Pakistan
Pakistan has the world’s second highest recorded rate in the world (32 percent), surpassed only by Mauritania which has a rate of 34 percent.
Article New initiatives worth 500-cr for healthcare in India's Assam
The government also rolled a dedicated Mother and child tracking telephone based system in the north-eastern state of Assam in India.
Article Facing HIV challenge through early intervention
A new study highlights the benefits of a holistic counseling based approach in preventing women’s sexual health problems.
Article Bird flu alert in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh
The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has directed the veterinary department for immediate action on receiving information about unnatural death of birds.
Article Bangladesh vows to end preventable child deaths by 2035
Bangladesh is one of 24 countries that have stepped up efforts to bring down neonatal and child mortality to 20 per 1,000 live births.
Article Saving newborn lives in India: A look at govt initiatives
India today accounts for nearly one third of all newborn deaths worldwide but fortunately the Indian govt agrees that saving newborn lives should be a national priority, writes Dr Rajiv Tandon.
Article India launches scheme to provide iron tablets to 13 cr girls
Iron Deficiency Anaemia is one of the most widespread nutritional deficiency disorder in India, which affects around 58 per cent of the pregnant women.
Article After Bihar, midday meals make 100 kids sick in South India
Just two days after 23 children died in Bihar after being served mid day lunch, several other children fell sick in different states after consuming midday meals.
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