Mortality

  • Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate: UNICEF 12-03-2014 07:49 PM

    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...
  • 'The Mortal Instruments' review: It's overdramatic and lacks novelty 31-08-2013 10:16 AM

    Cast: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand Director: Harald Zwart Rating: 2.5 out of 5 'The Mortal Instruments - City Of Bones' is an overdramatic take on the age-old battle between good and evil forces. It is a youth adventure fiction film based...
  • The Mortal Instruments: Lily Collins' trip to an unexplored world 29-08-2013 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian viewers will have a chance of witnessing some spine chilling performances this Friday in supernatural flick 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'. Directed by Harald Zwart, the film features Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell, Robert Sheehan and Kevin Zegers in pivotal roles. Harald Zwart explained the theme...
  • Indian healthcare industry to be worth $280 billion by 2020 30-06-2013 07:52 PM

    The Indian healthcare industry is worth $79 billion and is expected to be at $280 billion by 2020. On one hand, the industry has got some well-equipped hospitals and on the other hand, 50 per cent of the population does not have access to it. India has the highest infant...
  • Uttarakhand: 3 IAF aircraft carry mortal remains of ITBP, NDRF personnel 28-06-2013 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: Three Indian Air Force aircraft on Friday carried the mortal remains of 15 - ITBP and NDRF personnel to their hometowns. IAF will fly C130J to carry the mortal remains of Wing Commander Darryl Castelino to Mumbai and Flight Lieutenant K Praveen to Madurai. Aircraft AN32 to carry...
  • MSD India to invest $ 10 mn to reduce maternal mortality 14-05-2013 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: Drug firm MSD India on Tuesday said it will invest USD 10 million over next three years in the country as part of its global initiative to help reduce maternal mortality. As part of the initiative - 'MSD for Mothers', the drug firm would partner three non-governmental organisations...
  • More than 3 lakh newborn babies die in India every year 07-05-2013 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: More than 4,00,000 babies across South Asia die right after their birth, reveals a new study. The report also indicates that chronic malnourishment which leads to mental or physical impairment is particularly severe in the region. The report's birth day risk index shows that of the one million...
  • Rajasthan: 16 infant deaths in 3 months in Chittorgarh 20-11-2012 10:37 AM

    Chittorgarh: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh had drawn attention to crumbling health infrastructure in the states, saying even Kenya has a lower infant mortality rate than India. CNN-IBN travelled to Rajasthan's Chittorgarh to find out the situation there. Prem and Madan Dangi were filled with joy upon the birth of...
  • Only 6 Indian states likely to achieve MDG: Report 15-11-2012 03:01 AM

    New Delhi: Only six states in the country, including Maharashtra and Kerala, are likely to achieve the Millenium Development Goal (MDG) on reducing child mortality by 2015, a report said on Wednesday. Except Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal, other parts of the country are unlikely...
  • J&K: Child specialist overhauls hospital's image 12-11-2012 08:57 AM

    Srinagar: The GB Pant hospital in Jammu and Kashmir was in the news for all the wrong reasons till a few months back. It saw the deaths of 500 infants in a matter of four to five months. But all that is history now, thanks to Dr Shafqat Ahmad Tak,...
  • Nitara: What does Akshay's daughter's name mean? 01-10-2012 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: Actors Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna's little bundle of joy has arrived home and from what we hear she has already been christened. Akshay and Twinkle have decided to call her Nitara Khanna Bhatiya, according to media reports. We did a double take when we heard that one....
  • India has highest child mortality rate in the world 13-09-2012 02:23 AM

    New Delhi: With almost 19,000 children under five years of age dying every day across the world, India tops the list of countries with the highest number of 15.55 lakh such deaths in 2011, according to a UN agency. The 'Child Mortality Estimates Report 2012' released by Unicef in New...
  • Rajasthan: Over 1 lakh kids die before turning one 10-08-2012 02:51 AM

    Jaipur: About 1.27 lakh infants in Rajasthan are not able to celebrate their first birthday, while 1.05 lakh children die before attaining the age of five years, a state minister on Thursday said. However, the situation can be tackled to a significant extent by the simple practice of breastfeeding children,...
  • PM voices concern over quality of medical education 30-06-2012 11:44 AM

    Puducherry: Expressing concern over the quality of medical education, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said a "credible regulatory" mechanism should be put in place and a "serious look" given at the curriculum. "There is a perception of deteriorating quality. We cannot allow this situation to continue. We must put...
  • Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata 21-04-2012 02:23 AM

    Kolkata: Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant deaths in the state. "The reported infant deaths in the state in 2010 was 30,793 which came down drastically to just 18,671 in...
  • Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata 20-04-2012 08:32 PM

    Kolkata: Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant deaths in the state. "The reported infant deaths in the state in 2010 was 30,793 which came down drastically to just 18,671 in...
  • Infant Mortality Rate declines in HP: Govt 31-12-2011 08:36 AM

    Shimla: Infant mortality rate has declined from 45 to 40 per thousand in Himachal as per the report of the Sample Registration Survey (RS) conducted by the Health Ministry, state Health Minister Rajiv Bindal said on Saturday. The Infant Mortality rate (IMR) was stagnating at 45 for some years but...
  • Tom Cruise to star in 'We Mortals Are' 09-10-2011 06:31 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Tom Cruise is reportedly all set to play the lead in a big-budget sci-fi war project, 'We Mortals Are'. The film which was previously known as 'All You Need Is Kill' is being produced by Warner Brothers and prior to Cruise the role was offered to...
  • Over 9 lakh newborns die annually in India: Study 31-08-2011 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Despite a significant increase in women and child healthcare in India, more than nine lakh children in the country still die every year before becoming one-month-old, says a new global report. The study, conducted by experts at the World Health Organisation, Save the Children and the London School...
  • Erythromycin reduced child mortality rate by half: study 10-08-2011 10:18 AM

    Studies show that an antibiotic meant for an eye infection seems to be reducing the child mortality rates by half in Africa. ...
  • World population to hit 7 billion by October-end 20-07-2011 12:24 PM

    London: The world's population will hit seven billion by the end of October with five babies being born every second, experts have predicted. A little over a decade ago, the world's population stood at six billion. But, with five babies being born every second, 78 million people are added to...
  • Infant deaths: WB CM visits children's hospital 02-07-2011 05:24 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday made an unscheduled visit to B C Roy Children's Hospital in the metropolis where 18 infants died in a span of 48 hours and said she will take up the issue of high infant mortality rate in the state with the...
  • Sickly India needs universal healthcare by 2020 12-01-2011 04:24 PM

    Hong Kong: Despite rapid economic growth, India's healthcare system remains blighted by high rates of infant mortality and deaths in childbirth, malaria, tuberculosis and a growing problem with chronic diseases, experts said. In a series of seven papers published in The Lancet said India's healthcare system was unable to cater...
  • India's state of health, comparison and analysis 12-01-2011 04:11 PM

    Hong Kong: Despite India's rapid economic growth its healthcare system has remained in the doldrums and is struggling with high rates of child and maternal deaths, malaria, tuberculosis (TB) and a growing problem with chronic diseases. Below are some indicators of India's state of health and comparisons with China and...
  • Maternal, infant mortality still high in India 15-11-2010 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Millennium Development Goals deadline to tackle health issues such as maternal and child mortality rates is just five years away. But there is not much to cheer about it in India as more than 40 per cent of the children in our country below the age of...
  • Child mortality rate down by a third: Unicef 17-09-2010 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: More and more children are now living to see their fifth birthday as the child mortality rates have dropped by a third since 1990, the latest under-five mortality estimates released by Unicef said on Friday. However, the tragedy of preventable child deaths continues as 22,000 children below five...
  • 80 pc unaware of alarming child mortality rate 22-08-2010 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly two million children under the age of five die every year in India, but, shockingly, 80 per cent of people are unaware of the country's alarming child mortality rate, according to a survey. The survey commissioned by the Global Movement for Children (GMC), a coalition of child...
  • Birth control pills celebrate 50th anniversary 10-05-2010 10:33 AM

    It was in 1960 that the US Food and Drug Administration approved the medicine. ...