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3rd  March, 2017
India sees Improved Sex Ratio & Decline in Infant Mortality Rate: National Family Health Survey
  •  A latest survey by the government has shown positive trends in key health indicators, including an improvement in sex ratio at birth and a decline in infant mortality rate during 2015-16.
  • The National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4) for 2015-16 unveiled by the Health Ministry was conducted after collecting information from 6 lakh households, 7 lakh women and 1.3 lakh men, and for the first time provide district level estimates.
  • "Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) declined from 57 to 41 per 1,000 live births between NFHS-3 (2005-06) and NFHS-4. IMR has declined substantially in almost all the states during the last decade. It dropped by more than 20 percentage points in Tripura, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Odisha.
  • Infant Mortality Rate declined from 57 to 41 per 1,000 live births between NFHS 2005-06 and NFHS 2015-16.
  • IMR substantially declined over the period from 79 per 1,000 live births in NFHS-1 (1992-93) to 41 per 1,000 live births in NFHS-4.
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Duration of CPR may be a factor in survival, especially for kids

Some patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest can benefit from longer duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a study has found. 

New Delhi, March 02, 2017: In India, sudden Cardiac Arrest claims about 4,280 lives from every 1 lakh of population annually. Despite several medical care advancements, survival rates remain as dramatically low as 5-10%.
A recent study used the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines-Resuscitation (GWTG-R) registry to evaluate a potential association between duration of CPR and survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest.
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