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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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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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Bengaluru | Mar 18
Majority of deaths among children aged 5–14 years in India preventable, says study

In a recent study, researchers from Canada, Brazil, China, Mexico, India and Switzerland have tried to uncover the reasons behind this alarming statistic by analysing the causes of deaths in these children from India, China, Brazil, and Mexico. These countries have an estimated 40% of kids aged 5-14 years and report an estimated 200,000 deaths annually at these ages. The findings of their study were published in the journal The Lancet.

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Bengaluru | Mar 15
IISc researchers develop a smartphone-based screening application for glaucoma

This week, from the 10th to the 16th of March, is observed as the World Glaucoma Week globally, to spread awareness of glaucoma—a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve and lead to total blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world accounting for upto 8% of total blindness.

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Chandigarh | Mar 15
About half a lakh measles-related deaths averted in India due to vaccination programs, says study

Researchers from the University of Toronto, Canada, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and the Indian Council of Medical Research have analysed the impact of the national measles immunisation campaign in India.

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Bengaluru | Mar 13
Study on adolescent well-being paints a grim picture for India | Research Matters

Today’s world has more adolescents—children in the age group of 10-24 years—than ever in history. Of the 1.8 billion adolescents, a third of them, or 622 million, live in India and China. With this fraction of people growing up to be future citizens, are we doing enough to have their needs met? No, says a worldwide study on adolescent health and well-being, published in The Lancet.

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New Delhi | Mar 13
Stubble burning: USD 30 billion goes up in flames each year for India, says study

Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute, University of Washington, USA, and Oklahoma State University, USA, have reported the economic losses and associated health risk caused by stubble burning in some parts of north India. 

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