From 167 to 130, India’s maternal mortality rate down by 22%

The number of women who die during childbirth in India has come down sharply, with more women now delivering children in hospitals. The maternal mortality rate (MMR) , according to the sample registration system (SRS) data released by the office of Registrar General of India on Wednesday declined to 130 in 2014-16 from 167 in 2011-13 — a significant improvement on a parameter widely used by analysts and developmental economists to rate a country’s progress. MMR is defined as the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The 22%…

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Your pace of walking may predict heart disease, mortality risk

Are you a middle-aged person with a slow walking pace? If yes, you might be at a higher risk of developing heart disease compared to those who walk steady or at a brisk pace, researchers have found. The study revealed that middle-aged people, both men and women, who reported that they are slow walkers were around twice as likely to have a heart-related death compared to brisk walkers. “This suggests that habitual walking pace is an independent predictor of heart-related death,” said Professor Tom Yates, reader at the University of…

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Grilled Meat Ups Mortality Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Higher consumption of grilled, barbecued and smoked meat may increase the mortality risk among breast cancer survivors, a new study has warned. Researchers, including those from University of North Carolina in the US, evaluated the link between grilled or barbecued and smoked meats and the survival time after breast cancer. High-temperature cooked meat intake is a highly prevalent source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other carcinogenic chemicals and has been associated with breast cancer incidence, but this study assessed whether intake is related to survival after breast cancer. In the…

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Under-5 Child Mortality Rate Fell Four Points in 2014: Nadda

There has been a four-point decline in the Under 5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) during 2013-14, said Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday. “Recent data from the Registrar General of India (RGI) for the Sample Registration Survey (SRS) for the year 2014 indicates 8.16 per cent decline in under-five mortality (during 2013-2014) as compared to 5.76 per cent decline during 2012-2013,” said Nadda addressing media at the Health Ministry here. “Focussed, committed and targeted interventions of the government have borne positive fruits in 2014. The Under-5 Child Mortality has fallen by…

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Childhood Head Injury May Up Mental Illness, Mortality Risk

Brain injuries, including concussions in childhood, can increase the risk of mental illness, poor school attainment as well as premature death, finds a study. The findings showed that people who had experienced a single mild, moderate or severe brain injury during childhood were at twice the risk of being admitted to hospital as a mental health inpatient (an increase in absolute risk from 5 per cent to 10 per cent). They were 50 per cent more likely to use a mental health service (increase from 14 per cent to 20…

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Thicker cervical stitch may up premature birth, mortality rate

Thicker cervical stitch may up premature birth, mortality rate (Suphat Bhandharangsri/Getty Images) Pregnant women who receive the cervical stitch to prevent miscarriage or premature birth with a thicker thread, can in fact have an increase in the rate of premature birth and baby death as compared with a thinner thread, says a study. cervical stitch also known as cervical cerclage is a treatment for cervical incompetence or insufficiency, when the cervix starts to shorten and open too early during a pregnancy, causing either a late miscarriage or preterm birth, and…

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Excess of red meat, eggs may up mortality risk

Excess of red meat, eggs may up mortality risk (Diana Miller/Getty Images) A higher intake of proteins from animal sources, like processed and unprocessed red meats, eggs can lead to an increase in mortality rate in people living an unhealthy lifestyle and are obese or underweight, says a study. On the other hand, the elevated mortality risk association was found to disappear in participants with living a healthy lifestyle. The findings showed that higher consumption breads, cereals, pasta, beans, nuts and legumes – the protein from plant sources can lower…

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Saturated Fat in Diet Linked with Higher Mortality

Replacing animal fats in your diet with a variety of liquid vegetable oils can help you live longer as researchers have confirmed that higher consumption of saturated and trans fats is linked with higher mortality. In a large study population that included 126,233 participants who were followed for more than three decades, researchers found that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats conferred substantial health benefits. The study suggests that replacing saturated fats like butter, lard, and fat in red meat with unsaturated fats from plant-based foods like olive oil, canola…

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fitness Weekly Roundup: Diabetes scare in India, cancerous espresso and high mortality price in pregnant ladies

Noise pollutants can kill. ‘very hot’ coffee is cancerous. One pregnant female dies each five mins in India. This week became filled with some very surprising but critical fitness news. To make sure that you have not neglected any, we bring you a weekly roundup. right here is that this week’s aggregation of the modern news tales on health, health and diet. each Friday, this roundup will hold you up to date on the fitness, wellbeing information and more. 1. India faces diabetes explosion in keeping with modern day estimates…

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consuming Nuts might also cut Mortality hazard From Prostate most cancers

guys laid low with prostate most cancers may additionally extensively reduce their chance of mortality with the aid of ingesting nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts, new research from Brigham and women’s sanatorium in Boston, US suggests. Prostate cancer is the most usually recognized and second maximum lethal cancer for men. “Prostate cancer should be taken into consideration seriously as greater men are prone to such diseases,” said lead researcher Ying Bao. The findings showed that people who devour nuts five or greater instances in per week had…

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