PATNA: Deaths from cervical cancer is common among women and vaccination at an early age can reduce its chances, experts said at a workshop organized by Indian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical P

Shimla: While Punjab has achieved the sustainable development target on under-five mortality rate (U5MR) with 25 deaths per 1,000 live births, Himachal Pradesh is yet to achieve the goal.

The UT Health Department is going to introduce rotavirus vaccine (RVV) in Routine Immunisation Schedule from July onwards.

Kerala has emerged as the top ranking state in the second health index launched by NITI Aayog, while Uttar Pradesh is the worst, reported PTI. The health index is a composite measure of States and Union Territories based on 23 health indicators with major weightage to the outcomes.

Vaccines have revolutionized public health, preventing millions of deaths each year, particularly in childhood. Yet, there is considerable variability in the magnitude and persistence of vaccine-induced immunity. Maintenance of specific antibody is essential for continuity of vaccine-induced serological protection.

HOUSTON: Harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere may lead to birth defects and even fatalities during pregnancy, according to a study conducted in mice.

Progress has been made towards achieving global and regional immunization targets in the African Region. The introduction of new vaccines in Africa has been a major success, gathering pace with Gavi support.

MUMBAI: Over a dozen fresh cases of suspected measles have been detected in children from two city wards.

The awareness created for the polio vaccine with the help of the community must extend to other vaccines, said paediatricians

India has 2.9 million children who have missed out on the first dose of measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 despite over 80 per cent of immunisation coverage, the UNICEF said on Thursday.

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