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Study: COVID-19 during pregnancy is linked with preterm birth

Recently, a study was published in “The Lancet Regional Health-Americas” on impact of covid-19 on pregnancy. According to the study, covid-19 during pregnancy is linked with preterm birth. Key findings Risk of the preterm birth, that occurs at less than 32 weeks of gestation, was 60 per cent higher for people infected with COVID-19. According ..

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Low Birth Weight and Child Mortality

A new research paper developed by experts from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in The Lancet Global Health makes the following observations: More than 20 million babies were born with low birth weight (less than 2500g; 5.5 pounds) in 2015. This was around one in seven ..

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Nitesh Jangir wins 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London

The Bangalore-based electronics engineer, Nitesh Kumar Jangir has won the 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London, United Kingdom (UK). He received his award in the ‘People’ category alongside 14 other innovators from across the 53 member-countries of the Commonwealth. Jangir created Saans as a breathing support device to tackle avoidable deaths ..

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Highest Newborn Deaths in India: WHO

Recently, World Health Organization, Save the Children and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has released the most comprehensive newborn death estimates so far — covering all 193 countries and spanning 20 years. Here is some finding relevant to India: India has recorded a 33% drop in newborn deaths between 1990 and 2009. ..

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