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3 out of 100 mothers 19 years or below

Maternal mortality rates in Delhi have increased marginally – from 0.37 per 1,000 live births in 2015 to 0.41 in 2016. In another worrying trend, the percentage of teenage pregnancies has gone up significantly. According to government data, three out of every 100 women (3.10%), who delivered kids in Delhi in 2016, were 19 years and below. The percentage of women from this age group delivering kids stood at 2.75, 1.93, 2.03 and 2.21 in 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively . Dr Alka Kriplani, professor and head of obstetrics…

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One Fifth of Brain Stroke Patients Aged 40 and Below

Neurosciences experts from around the world on Friday warned that patients with brain stroke are continuously rising in India and nearly one-fifth of patients with first-ever stroke admitted to hospitals are aged 40 years or less. Doctors participating at a three-day international meet to discuss the epidemic of stroke cases, also said that India had witnessed a extreme rise in smoking, systolic hypertension, high fasting blood glucose level, and lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the population at a younger age predisposing to a stroke sooner. The first day on Friday…

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46 per cent female cancer patients in India are below 50: Doctors

Forty-six per cent of women suffering from cancer are under 50, a worrying trend that’s likely to continue in the coming years due to lifestyle changes, said doctors. Late marriages, multiple sex partners and late pregnancy have contributed to incidence of cancer among women, of which breast and cervical cancers are the commonest forms, they said. “Two per cent of the Indian women suffering from cancer are in 20 to 30 years age group, 16 per cent are in 30 to 40, 28 per cent are in 40 to 50…

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Dole below U.S. probe after lethal Listeria outbreak

Dole food Co Inc stated on Friday the U.S. branch of Justice turned into investigating a lethal Listeria monocytogenes outbreak connected to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio. Dole, the sector’s biggest fruit and vegetable producer, stated in a declaration the organization these days contacted the agency and “we are able to be … cooperating with the DOJ to answer questions and deal with any concerns.” Listeriosis outbreak hits five eastern provinces, 6 states Listeria, a not unusual bacterium that can be either innocent or pathogenic,…

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