INFANT

  • West Bengal: 11 infants die over three days in Malda Medical College 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The ghost of crib deaths returned to haunt West Bengal with 11 infants losing their lives at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in the past three days, an official said on Thursday. Confirming the deaths, medical superintendent and vice principal MA Rashid said all the infants were underweight and...
  • Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months 4 days ago

    New York: Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just 18 months, said a study. Different patterns of behaviour at 18 months may be predictive of ASD later on, the findings showed. "Our research suggests that approximately half the...
  • Delhi: Infant abducted for sacrifice, rescued September 22, 2014

    Gurgaon: A sixmonthold girl, who was abducted from here for being sacrificed, was rescued from Delhi, police said on Monday. The infant was abducted Saturday from her house near Pataudi Chowk. "The minor was kidnapped by a 35yearold man who planned to sacrifice her during the upcoming 'Navratras'," a senior police officer...
  • Indian launches plan to drastically reduce newborn death September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India aims to drastically reduce its newborn deathsfrom present 29 per thousand live births to below 10 by 2030with a new plan unveiled by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday that spells out six strategies covering preconception to care beyond newborn's survival. India Newborn Action Plan, Vardhan said, will...
  • Action plan launched to check under5 deaths September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With 13.3 lakh under5 children dying every year, over half of them in their first month, Government on Thursday launched an action plan aimed at reducing such deaths from 29 per thousand live births to single digit by 2030, ahead of global deadline of 2035. Flanked by billionaire philanthropist...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 17, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle September 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Xi Jinping, Modi sign twin city pact for Ahmedabad, Guangzhou September 17, 2014

    It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 64th birthday and also the first day of the Chinese President Xi Jinping's 3day visit to India. India and China also signed two key pacts on Wednesday: to set up an industrial park in Ahmedabad and for cultural exchanges between Ahmedabad and the Guangzhou...
  • J&K: Man risks life to get help for ailing infant son September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: He knew his options were limited and he had to act fast. Ghulam Hassan had to choose between the life of his ailing twomonthold son or his own, so he decided to put his life at risk to save the infant. Hassan, a resident of Bemina locality in Srinagar...
  • Pune landslide: 3monthold, mother 'miraculously' pulled out from debris July 31, 2014

    Pune: Miracles do happen! Amidst the chaos of the disastrous landslide which wiped out Malin village off the map, a threemonthold Rudra asserted his right to life, by crying and beckoning rescuers, for more than eight hours, while clutching his mother fainting under the suffocating debris. Eventually, it was Rudra's full...
  • India's infant mortality rate dips July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India has seen a dip in its infant mortality and fertility rates, official figures released on Thursday showed. The infant mortality rate in India has declined from 47 per 100,000 live births in 2010 to 42 in 2012, according to the National Health Profile, 2013. The National Health Profile,...
  • Odisha: Infant boy allegedly sold by parents, rescued July 17, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A 22dayold infant boy who was allegedly sold by his parents was rescued by the police and at least six persons, including the adoptive couple were detained in Bhubaneswar for their involvement in the incident. "Police have rescued the child who was allegedly sold by his parents for money. We...
  • West Bengal crib deaths: Five more infants die at Malda hospital July 13, 2014

    Malda: In a worsening situation at the Malda Medical College & Hospital, five more infant deaths have been reported on Sunday. This comes less than a day after as many as seven newborne died at the hospital in 24 hours time. Crib deaths is a serious issue haunting the West...
  • West Bengal: Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in 24 hours July 12, 2014

    Malda: In yet another instance exposing the laxity of state government in medical care, seven infants lost their life soon after their birth at West Bengal's Malda Medical College & Hospital. All the deaths took place in the past 24 hours. Hospital deputy superintendent Jyotish Das said the infants were aged...
  • Rapidly growing population a big challenge, says Rajasthan Health Minister July 12, 2014

    Rapidly growing population is a big challenge before the country, Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore said at a function marking the World Population Day on Friday. Addressing the statelevel function here, Rathore said limited resources and rising population have disturbed the balance of the nature and should be controlled with awareness. The...
  • WB: Seven children die of 'litchi syndrome' in Malda June 7, 2014

    Kolkata: As many as seven children in West Bengal's Malda district have died due to the litchi syndrome, a viral infection leading to sudden death, in the last five days, an official said Saturday. The deaths of the children aged between two and four years were reported at the staterun Malda...
  • Indian baby fights for her life after ninth surgery in Dubai June 5, 2014

    Dubai: A sixmonthold Indian baby is fighting for her life at a hospital after being operated nine times for multiple complications due to her premature birth. Safa, weighing only 580 grams, was born three months premature to Sheerain and Nasir Khan, through a Csection surgery on November 2, 2013, Gulf...
  • Highest number of newborns die in India annually May 20, 2014

    London: More than seven lakh newborn babies die in India every year, the highest number of such deaths globally, a new study has claimed. Each year 5.5 million babies enter and leave the world without being recorded and one in three newborns over 45 million babies do not...
  • Kerala: Pen cap, coin found in oesophagus of 25-day-old March 29, 2014

    In a shock to his parents and doctors, a collection of articles, including an eraser bar and a pen cap, were found in the oesophagus of a 25-day-old boy in Alappuzha district. A one rupee coin was also recovered from the trachea of the baby after a two-hour surgery by a...
  • Eight-month-old Colombian baby weighing 20 kgs (as much as a six year old) taken away from mother for life-saving treatment March 20, 2014

    Eight month old Santiago Mendoza was taken away from his mother Eunice Fandino after his weight shot up to a staggering 20 kgs, as much as the weight of a six year old. The infant will be put on a diet, therapist Salvador Palacios has said, the Mirror reported.Fandino admitted...
  • Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate: UNICEF March 12, 2014

    Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the UNICEF said in a statement in Ranchi on Wednesday. "Jharkhand has the lowest infant mortality rate (IMR), as per the recently released Annual Health Survey 2012-13. The IMR (death rate of children below 1 year) declined from 41 per 1,000...
  • West Bengal: Eight infants die at government hospital January 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Reports of multiple infant deaths continue to pour in from West Bengal. On Monday, eight infants died at a government hospital in Purulia district. Hospital authorities claimed that most of the deaths were a result of the children being underweight. They also complained about being understaffed. Earlier in January, 16 crib...
  • AP: 16yearold girl delivers baby, throws newborn from the window January 8, 2014

    Nizamabad: A 16yearold girl student allegedly threw her newborn baby from the window of her school hostel in the district following which the infant died, police said on Wednesday. The girl, studying in class X at a staterun residential school for girls, had delivered a baby boy in the early hours...
  • Delhi: Infant's body found in garbage, AAP promises action January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: There is an outrage in Delhi after hospital threw an infant's body in a medical waste garbage dump. Health Minister Surender Kumar Jain has said that a strict action will be taken against the guilty. "This is a very serious matter. Strict action will be taken against the...
  • West Bengal: 13 infants die in 2 days in staterun hospital at Malda January 2, 2014

    Malda: At least 13 infants, all of them less than five months old, died from malnutrition at a government hospital in Malda in West Bengal in the past 48 hours. The Malda Medical College Hospital authorities said, breathing trouble, low birth weight and infection were the prime causes behind the crib...
  • Baby seat with iPad holder could be harmful for infants December 12, 2013

    Boston: An advocacy group called on toy maker FisherPrice to stop selling a baby seat designed to hold an iPad at the front, saying the product encourages parents to leave infants alone to watch screens that could be harmful. The bouncy seat with an iPad holder is the "ultimate electronic babysitter"...
  • J&K: 500 infants dead in paediatric hospital in one year November 4, 2013

    Srinagar: Nearly 500 infants have died in Kashmir's only paediatric hospital in the last one year. The state government promised radical changes but there has been no action yet, not even on the Centre's promise of a new children's hospital. Kashmir's sole paediatric hospital, the GB Pant, continues to be...
  • West Bengal: 7 infants die in 24 hours, high level probe ordered October 19, 2013

    Malda: In more cases of infant deaths in West Bengal, seven infants have died in less than 24 hours at a government hospital in Malda. A high level task force has been appointed to probe the deaths. While the authorities at the Malda Medical College are claiming that some of these...
  • TN: 3 students arrested for killing college principal inside campus October 10, 2013

    Tuticorin: The Principal of Infant Jesus Engineering College in Tuticorin was allegedly hacked to death by students. The principal was hacked to death in the college on Thursday morning allegedly by three students who were ordered to vacate the hostel on grounds of indiscipline. Police said the Principal Suresh (55) of...