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Maharashtra Records 15 Per Cent Increase In Child Anaemia, Neonatal Mortality: National Family Health Survey

Maharashtra Records 15 Per Cent Increase In Child Anaemia, Neonatal Mortality: National Family Health Survey
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According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 5, neonatal mortality rate, and prevalence of overweight and stunted (low height for age) children has increased significantly in Maharashtra
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Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: What Is mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Technology Used By Pfizer-BioNTech And Moderna?

Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: What Is mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Technology Used By Pfizer-BioNTech And Moderna?
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Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 and Moderna’s mRNA-1273 are mRNA (messenger-RNA) vaccines developed in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic
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India’s Coronavirus Vaccination Drive: Union Health Minister Dispel Myths Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccine

India’s Coronavirus Vaccination Drive: Union Health Minister Dispel Myths Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccine
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Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan took to Twitter to dispel myths surrounding coronavirus vaccines like vaccines can cause COVID-19 disease and infertility among men and women
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NITI Aayog Member Dr VK Paul Answers Your Queries On COVID-19 Vaccination Drive To Be Launched By PM Modi

NITI Aayog Member Dr VK Paul Answers Your Queries On COVID-19 Vaccination Drive To Be Launched By PM Modi
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In an interview with NDTV, NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul answered several questions related to India’s coronavirus vaccination programme scheduled to begin on January 16
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COVID-19 Outbreak Explained: Can COVID-19 Vaccines Fight Against Virus Mutations?

COVID-19 Outbreak Explained: Can COVID-19 Vaccines Fight Against Virus Mutations?
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Though the mutant strains of the Coronavirus tend to spread faster and be more infectious, they do not seem to cause more severe illness or a higher death rate
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Plastic Is Killing Humanity, With This Message, Deathbeds Made Out Of Single-use Plastic Have Been Installed In Rishikesh

Plastic Is Killing Humanity, With This Message, Deathbeds Made Out Of Single-use Plastic Have Been Installed In Rishikesh
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In Rishikesh, an art installation of three deathbeds have been built using over 3,000 single-use plastic bottles, wrappers, and containers
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Reopening Of Schools Amid COVID-19: Experts Say It Is Reasonable, Recommend COVID Precautionary Measures

Reopening Of Schools Amid COVID-19: Experts Say It Is Reasonable, Recommend COVID Precautionary Measures
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Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical Lead for COVID-19 at WHO said that schools are part of communities and while considering opening schools it is important to bring transmission in those communities under control
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Yearender 2020: Stepping Into 2021 With Bio-medical Waste Management Lessons From COVID-19 Pandemic

Yearender 2020: Stepping Into 2021 With Bio-medical Waste Management Lessons From COVID-19 Pandemic
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In the last six months, between June to November, India produced 28,468.85 tonnes of COVID-19 related bio-medical waste, as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
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Early Initiation Of Breastfeeding Declines In 12 States And Union Territories, Reveals NFHS-5 Report

Early Initiation Of Breastfeeding Declines In 12 States And Union Territories, Reveals NFHS-5 Report
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NFHS-5 findings show a mixed trend in child feeding practices. 12 states and UTs have reported a significant decline in early initiation of breastfeeding but 16 states and UTs have shown an improvement in exclusive breastfeeding
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Santa Claus Is Immune To Coronavirus, Says World Health Organisation, Asks Children To Follow Physical Distancing

Santa Claus Is Immune To Coronavirus, Says World Health Organisation, Asks Children To Follow Physical Distancing
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Christmas 2020: Santa Claus is immune to COVID-19 and he will be able to deliver the presents, said Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead COVID-19 at WHO
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COVID-19 New Cases Show A Decline, But Experts Warn Against Complacency As India Gears Up Vaccination In Phases

COVID-19 New Cases Show A Decline, But Experts Warn Against Complacency As India Gears Up Vaccination In Phases
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Dr Arvind Kumar, Chairman, Institute of Chest Surgery, Medanta Hospital says, social distancing, wearing of mask and hand hygiene are the three main pillars of fight against Coronavirus
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Santa Claus Sanitises Public Places In Mumbai And Distributes Masks

Santa Claus Sanitises Public Places In Mumbai And Distributes Masks
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Dressed as Santa Claus, a mask on his face and sanitiser spray machine on his back, 34-year-old Ashok Kurmi is carrying out sanitisation drive in Mumbai this Christmas
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People Living With HIV Are Fighting The Triple Pandemic Of Virus, COVID-19 And Nutrition And Food Security

People Living With HIV Are Fighting The Triple Pandemic Of Virus, COVID-19 And Nutrition And Food Security
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In a conversation with NDTV, Bishow Parajuli, United Nations World Food Programme Representative and Country Director in India spoke about the role of nutrition and food security for people living with HIV especially during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Internet Saathis In Bihar Are Helping The Community Fight COVID-19 Pandemic By Educating About Hygiene Measures

Internet Saathis In Bihar Are Helping The Community Fight COVID-19 Pandemic By Educating About Hygiene Measures
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Earlier this year in May, UNICEF along with Partnering Hope Into Action (PHIA) Foundation reignited the ‘Internet Saathi’ model in Bihar in an attempt to educate the masses about the COVID-19 pandemic
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