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Lucknow | Apr 1
Half of the kids with pneumonia lack adequate care in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, finds study

Researchers at King George’s Medical University and Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, has estimated the burden of community-acquired pneumonia among children aged 2-59 months in four districts of Northern India.

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Mumbai | Apr 1
Study finds younger women in India do not have better jobs than their mothers

Study finds younger women in India do not have better jobs than their mothers.

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Mar 30

Most of us see mosquitoes as blood-sucking pests and wonder if the world would be a better place if there were none. Do they have anything good to offer apart from giving us itchy rashes and deadly diseases? Yes, says science.

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Bengaluru | Mar 28
Drivers and donors: How can the most probable victims of road accidents decrease the organ donation gap?

In India, about five lakh road accidents were reported in 2015, killing about 1.5 lakh people. Of the victims, 18-34 year-olds were the most affected. Often, such victims are declared ‘brain-dead’ where the brain loses all its function from the resulting trauma due to the accident.

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Bengaluru | Mar 27
India’s C-Section Conundrum: Too many or too few? It’s both!

A grapevine in India’s maternity scene is that cesarean births have become rampant in recent years and vaginal delivery is almost a miracle. Although natural, doctors advice against vaginal birth in cases where pregnancy-related complications could endanger the lives of the mother and the baby. Instead, a surgical procedure, called C-section or cesarean section, is performed where the uterus is cut open to deliver the baby.

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New Delhi | Mar 26
Detecting a melange of diseases in milliseconds | IIT Delhi

Researchers at IIT Delhi develop a portable hardware system to detect malaria, tuberculosis, intestinal parasites and cervical cancer.

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Bengaluru | Mar 26
Wiping off fossil fuels could save 3.6 million lives

Researchers estimate that half of these deaths, resulting in India and China, can be prevented.

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Bengaluru | Mar 25
A blood test to identify preterm births can help save millions in India

Researchers from Canada, Bangladesh, and the USA have proposed a simple, cost-efficient blood test of the newborn that can estimate the pregnancy length. Such a test can help diagnosis preterm births in low resource countries and was found to work successfully for new-borns from Bangladesh.

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Nagpur | Mar 25
Urban growth and peri-urban agriculture–An insight into Nagpur

Researchers from the University of Madras and ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning, have estimated the urban sprawl of Nagpur, a city in central India. The findings of this study play a pivotal role in careful urban planning for sustainable development.

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Mar 23

One of the greatest threats to biodiversity is the fragmentation or breaking apart of habitats. Climate change, volcanic eruptions and other geological processes can gradually modify the area in which a species finds food, shelter, and mates. By natural selection and adaptation, speciation occurs, adding to the richness of life. Conversely, human activities of deforestation, agriculture and urbanisation have accelerated habitat loss to such a degree that species are unable to adapt to the changes, leading to ecosystem decay and, ultimately, extinction.

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