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Only 37.7 per cent Pakistani mothers practice exclusive breastfeeding: WHO-UNICEF report

Only 37.7 per cent Pakistani mothers practice exclusive breastfeeding: WHO-UNICEF report

Pakistan stands at 18 per cent for early initiation of breastfeeding and only 37.7 per cent mothers practice exclusive breastfeeding for six months, a newly released joint WHO-UNICEF report revealed here Thursday. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described breastmilk as "a baby's first vaccine", protecting them from potentially deadly diseases.


One More Tests Positive For Swine Flu, Total Cases Rise To 13

One More Tests Positive For Swine Flu, Total Cases Rise To 13

Myanmar's parliamentarians have put forward a motion urging the government to carry out extensive awareness campaign against the spread of seasonal influenza A/H1N1, also known as swine flu. "Five persons have tested positive for H1N1 virus in the state during the last couple of days". Dr Sharma said that children, elderly people above 65 years, persons who have had organ transplantation, persons with asthma and lung problems, and HIV and Hepatitis-infected persons, diabetic patients are ...


Here's How Often You Should Really Replace Your Sponge

Here's How Often You Should Really Replace Your Sponge

Since Moraxellaceae is also common on human skin, the researchers speculate that it might be people touching sponges that introduces this particular contamination. This is troubling, considering researchers also determined that these sponges are the "biggest reservoirs of active bacteria" in your household, making them even grosser than your toilet.


Case of West Nile confirmed in Greene County

Case of West Nile confirmed in Greene County

Local surveillance efforts have tested more than 700 mosquito pools so far this season, and the city's health department has worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to manage areas with West Nile-positive mosquitoes through the use of larvicide, ground spraying, and by eliminating breeding sites.


What Does The FDA's Plan Mean For Tobacco?

What Does The FDA's Plan Mean For Tobacco?

Is it possible to create a nonaddictive nicotine cigarette? Finally the FDA is intending to cut the percentage of nicotine in cigarettes so they are not very addictive. The agency recognizes that vaping is not a risk-free activity - what is? - but is resisting the curious efforts of some anti-smoking crusaders to kill the vaping business.