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Women in UP live 12 years lesser than their Kerala sisters, reveals Lancet report 14.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
On an average a woman in Uttar Pradesh will live twelve years lesser than in Kerala. This is one of the many glaring findings of the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative report published in top medical journal Lancet on Tuesday. For the first time ever, India has released numbers of state-wise burden of diseases tracking trends over the past thirty years which highlights disparities between states. National-level data can obscure disparities across India’s varied landscape, so a detailed understanding of health challenges at the state level is necessary to ensure that policies are responsive to the specific context of each state, it says. While Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Chattisgarh have the highest disease burden rates, while Kerala and Goa have the lowest rates. For example, in Assam, men live close to three years lesser than the national average at 63.6 years while in Kerala they live over seven years more at 73.8 years. “In Uttar Pradesh, average life expectancy of females in 2016 is 66.8 years, ...
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Health Ministry issues pollution advisory for citizens 8.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Health Ministry has issued a health advisory in view of the severe air pollution in the city. In the advisory issued today, the Health Ministry has stated that people should remain indoor if they have breathing difficulty and also try to keep children indoor as much as possible.
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When we pay attention towards environment, there won't be any tension about future of mankind: Vice President 3.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that when we pay attention towards environment, there won't be any tension about the future of mankind. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the International Conference on Environment - 2017, organized by the National Green Tribunal, here today
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Respite from vector and waterborne cases 31.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The city got respite from diseases for a while with the number of waterborne and vector-borne diseases coming coming down. Number of swine flu cases have also gone down. The recent report issued by the health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), states that 1,027 cases of vector borne diseases have been reported this month. Of this, 649 cases of malaria have been reported. This year, 8,476 cases of malaria have been reported. There have been 213 cases of falciparum against October 2016's 382 cases. Only 16 cases of chikungunaya have been reported. There have been 149 cases of dengue this month. Meanwhile, to curb the vector menace, the civic body is doing fumigation and fogging. Also, they collected 24,087 blood serum samples from slum pockets for laboratory test. In other water borne cases, the civic body has reported 780 cases in total. Of this, 387 cases of gastroenteritis, 196 cases of jaundice and 198 cases of typhoid have been reported. The civic body has also distributed around 4.7 ...
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English rendering of the text of PM’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on 29.10.2017 29.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
English rendering of the text of PM’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on 29.10.2017
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Top 10 killers in India 21.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Global Burden of Disease study, released last month, provides shocking insights into what is causing deaths and disabilities among people — as many as 328 diseases in 195 countries continue to kill and cripple. India, one of the most populous nations, figures starkly in the study, which also measures injuries and risk factors. The top 10 killers in India range from Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), or a simple heart attack, to tuberculosis. If India has to realistically move towards achieving the World Health Organisation (WHO)-recommended Universal Health Coverage (UHC) guidelines, it will have to provide much better preventive, clinical and financial services to reduce the number of deaths and disabilities. 1 Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) causes 17.8% of all deaths Heart attacks killed more people in India than any other cause in 2005, and it remained the biggest killer in 2016. It has been a decade since the disturbing trend of heart attacks striking people below 40 started in India. The Outpatient ...
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Pollution killed 2.5 million people in India in 2015: study 21.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Pollution killed 2.5 million people in India in 2015: study
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Pollution killed 2.5mn in India: Lancet study 20.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
India has had most number of pollution-related deaths in the world in 2015, even more than the sub-Saharan countries, reveals the latest report published in the medical journal The Lancet. According to the report, 2.51 million premature deaths were reported in the country due to diseases linked to air, water and other forms of pollution. India accounted for about 28 per cent of an estimated 9 million pollution-linked deaths worldwide in 2015, the study found. It also topped the list of deaths linked to polluted air (1.81 million) and water (0.64 million). China, with 1.8 million pollution-linked deaths in 2015, followed India on The Lancet list. Most of these deaths were due to non-communicable diseases caused by pollution, such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health's study. The pollution risk factors examined by the Commission were air pollution: household air pollution, and ambient fine particulate ...
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Pollution killed 25 lakh people in India in 2015, highest in world: Lancet study 20.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
India had the world's highest number of deaths due to air, water and other forms of pollution in 2015, according to a study published in the Lancet journal today which showed that pollution killed as many as 2.5 million people in the country. Most of these deaths are due to non-communicable diseases caused by pollution such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers said. According to the study, air pollution is the biggest contributor, linked to 6.5 million deaths in 2015 in the world while water pollution (1.8 million deaths) and workplace- related pollution (0.8 million deaths) pose the next largest risks. Researchers, including those from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi and Icahn School of Medicine in the US, pointed out that almost 92 per cent pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. In rapidly industrialising countries such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya while deaths ...
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Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide 20.10.2017 Sify Finance
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#FestiveBinge: How to enjoy a guilt-free Diwali 19.10.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
It is difficult to resist temptation with all the food around you. But these tips will help you enjoy a guilt-free Diwali.
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Time has come to recapture past glory by achieving scientific and technological advancements -Vice President 16.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Time has come to recapture past glory of India by achieving new advancements in science and technology, said the Vice President of India, Shri M.Venkaiah Nadu, while delivering his valedictory address in the concluding ceremony of India International Science Festival (IISF), 2017 in Chennai today.
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Science is the cornerstone for progress of mankind: Vice President 16.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that science is the cornerstone for the progress of mankind. He was addressing the valedictory session of the 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017, jointly organised by the Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, in Chennai today.
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Orientation programme on safe water, health inaugurated 13.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Orientation programme on safe water, health inaugurated
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Most water samples collected by AMC failed during monsoon 4.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Maximum number of water samples collected randomly by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) from city were found to be unfit for consumption during monsoon. "We randomly collect samples from source and from end-user level. This is a weekly exercise. Also, whenever we found diarrhoea, typhoid or other water-borne diseases, we take water samples from such places," said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC. Dr Hiren Mandalia, scientist in-charge of AMC, said, "For water, MPN test ensures whether it is for consumption or not in terms of bacteria present in it." A total of 1,610 water samples were found to be unfit out of the samples collected from January to September. In June, the civic body had collected 4,348 water samples out of which 223 were found to be unfit. While in July, authorities had taken 4,272 samples out of which 267 were declared unfit. In August, AMC had sampled 3,953 units against which it found 275 water samples to be unfit. Now, consider these with January when ...
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New war on cholera aims to consign killer disease to history books 4.10.2017 TOI: Intl Business
HEALTH-GLOBAL/ (FACTBOX):FACTBOX-New war on cholera aims to consign killer disease to history books
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Can french fries be healthy? Yes, it's possible! 2.10.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Here's how you can enjoy your favourite snack and keep bad cholesterol under control too.
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Inaugurates 'Swachhta Hi Seva' and 'A Crusade for Toilets' Programmes 26.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the first step towards a developed India is to create a clean and hygienic and therefore a healthy India. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating “Swachhta Hi Seva” and “Shouchalayakkagi Samara” (A Crusade For Toilets) Programmes in Konnur Village, Gadag District, Karnataka, today.
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NASA satellite data can predict malaria outbreaks 14.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
Scientists are developing a new system to help predict malaria outbreaks at the household level months in advance, using data from NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites, that may help prevent the deadly disease from spreading. Containing malaria outbreaks is challenging because it is difficult to figure out where people are contracting the disease. As a result, resources such as insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor sprays are often deployed to areas where few people are getting infected, allowing the outbreak to grow. To tackle this problem, researchers have turned to data from satellites which are able to track the types of human and environmental events that typically precede an outbreak. "Malaria is a vector-borne disease, which means you have to have a vector, or mosquito, in this case, transmit the disease," said William Pan, an assistant professor at Duke University in the US. "The key to our malaria forecasting tool lies in pinpointing areas where prime breeding grounds for these ...
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Incredible progress has been made to alleviate poverty, but a lot to be done: Bill Gates 13.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Great progress has been made since 1990 in alleviating global poverty, but much remains to be done, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said in a report out today. The foundation set up by the billionaire Microsoft co- founder plans to issue annual reports monitoring progress toward reaching a series of global sustainable development goals established by the United Nations in 2015. These goals, to be reached by 2030, include eliminating poverty and hunger, providing clean water and affordable energy, and fighting gender inequalities and climate change. The first Gates Foundation "Goalkeepers" report appears as the UN General Assembly prepares to meet in New York this month. The Gates report focused on 18 of the development indicators set by the United Nations. "We're trying to document the incredible progress" made around the world "including on key things like poverty and different disease areas," Bill Gates said in a statement. Childhood mortality under the age of five has dropped considerably, from ...
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