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Low-cost mechanism invented to determine water contamination 18.1.2018 DNA: Evolutions
The mechanism is paper-based
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205 water-borne cases in Ahmedabad 9.1.2018 DNA: Top News
A health report of the city revealed by the health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) states that in the first week of January, 205 water-borne cases were reported by AMC-run hospitals. The water-borne cases are likely to appear during the summer season, the number of cases which have been reported in last week is quite high for the winter season. Out of the total of 205 cases, 131 cases are of gastroenteritis, 44 of jaundice and 30 cases are of typhoid. The health department has taken up 923 samples of water for bacterial test randomly. The result of the same will be available in a week. Also, 1.5 lakh chlorine table have been distributed for water purification in slum pockets. In the vector-borne cases total, 17 cases have been reported out of which ten cases of malaria, six cases of falciparum and one case of dengue have been reported. Article ...
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Health minister reviews preparedness to combat swine flu 6.1.2018 DNA: Money
The minister of state for health in Gujarat government conducted a review meeting on Thursday of his department and assessed the preparedness of the government medical staff to combat swine flu and other vector-borne and water-borne deseases. The minister also instructed the staff in the department to procure sufficient medicines and vaccines as advance planning. Kishor Kanani had also addressed the medical staff in districts through a video conference besides the officials in secretariat. Kanani said, “As the winter season is going on, there is a possibility that the swine flu and other vector-borne diseases can rise. I reviewed the preparedness of the health department to combat the situation. As the assembly polls concluded recently, it was necessary to undertake a stock-taking exercise and the video conference with the medical staff in state was part of that.” “The state government has sufficient stock of medicines and vaccines, in case there is a rise of cases related to swine flu. The government ...
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Bharat Jal launches its Maiden Water ATM's - India's gateway to clean drinking water 19.12.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Dec 19 (ANI-NewsVoir): 'Clean Drinking Water' was declared as a Human Right by the UNO in the year 2010 and yet, the WHO lists it as one of the Top 10 Global Needs. Ironic as it may sound,
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Modi's Health(thy) policy aims to prevent diseases 17.12.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Union health minister JP Nadda said that Modi government’s health policy is focused on preventing diseases rather than on diseases.The health minister was speaking in ZEE Hindustan’s ‘Healthy Hindustan Conclave 2017’ in New Delhi on Saturday. Jagdish Chandra, CEO of Zee Hindustan was also present in the programme. Zee Hindustan felicitated many doctors for their excellent contribution in the programme. Nadda said that health is a serious field and everyone has a different viewpoint on health. According to him, Modi government launched a new health scheme in 2017, which concentrates on prevention than disease itself. He said that the first and second year of a child is very important from health perspective. The first two years decides his future and the government is working maximum on immune system of children. The union health minister said that the government believes that healthy children mean healthy nation and working in this direction. He said that fifth phase of ‘Mission Indradhanush’ is underway ...
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Savour USA pears at Godrej Nature's Basket, Worli 15.12.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Dec 15 (ANI-NewsVoir): Complementing the National Pear Month and the ongoing #PearUpIndia campaign, Mumbaikars have yet another reason to cheer for the arrival of juicy and delightful USA
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Gas Cracker pollution under NGT scanner 15.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Gas Cracker pollution under NGT scanner
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Public health lessons Indian cities can learn from Surat 14.12.2017 Sify Finance
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Land abandoned after mining 14.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Land mining near Bhamod Gram Panchayat has led farmers to abandon their cultivation due to a shortage of water. This was revealed in a recent study conducted by 30 research scholars during a short course organised by Institute of Development Studies. According to the research, the land mining has led to depletion of the groundwater level and the water shortage in the village. As a result, small farmers have abandoned their cultivation as there was no money to bring water through the pipeline from faraway places. Hence, a major chunk of the cultivable and fertile land in the village is left uncultivated for a long time. Farmers reportedly remain idle throughout the year as there is no other alternative employment opportunities in the village. In the field survey, 74 per cent farmers reported that farming is not profitable for them as a source of livelihood. The next best alternative is to depend on cattle rearing as 43 per cent of farmers reported. However, cattle rearing is also not considered as a ...
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Shri J P Nadda releases National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17) 8.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17), here today. He declared thatIndia is now free from ‘infective trachoma’, and termed this as a momentous achievement. Shri J P Nadda stated that the survey findings indicate that the active trachoma infection has been eliminated among children in all the survey districts with overall prevalence of only 0.7%.
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Six suspected arsenicosis cases found at Nalbari village 29.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Six suspected arsenicosis cases found at Nalbari village
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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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