Health in news on June 7

Here's a round-up of today's news and debate on health

By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Thursday 07 June 2018

Maternal deaths reduced from 167 to 130 in 5 years

India has registered significant improvement in an area where it has lagged — maternal deaths have reduced from 167 in 2011-13 to 130 (per 100,000 live births) in 2014-16 with Kerala leading the table, according to new data released by the registrar general of India.

No fresh Nipah cases since May 30:officials

With the last casualty being reported on May 30 and no new cases till now, officials say the virus scare has been averted to a large extent

30% of breast cancer patients in India can avoid chemotherapy with this test

One out of every three breast cancer patients in India may be able to avoid chemotherapy if tests are available in India at reasonable cost to predict the risk of recurrence of the disease

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