User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Disease
Last updated: May 23 2018 10:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Habitat loss may have triggered Nipah outbreak 23.5.2018 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Human threats could be exacerbating transmission of bat-related viral infections
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Keep off infected areas, say doctors 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
With the vacation season on, doctors have advised against visiting areas infected with the Nipah virus. Those already there should stick to drinking
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Bat habitat loss and Nipah 22.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Human threats could be exacerbating transmission of the disease
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‘Clean air policy needs more focus on health’ 18.5.2018 Hindu: National
Doctors say draft NCAP falls short
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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Doctors ask Harsh Vardhan to strengthen health plan in proposed NCAP 16.5.2018 General News
A group of doctors has urged Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to strengthen the health plan in the proposed National Clean Air Action Plan (NCAP), stating that air pollution was wreaking havoc on the health of people in the country. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had released a draft of the NCAP to address the air pollution crisis that most cities were facing. While lauding the initiative, the doctors rued that the attention given to health in the proposed NCAP fell short of the expectations of the public health community. The doctors drew the minister's attention to an ICMR-led report of 2017 which highlighted the contribution of air pollution to disease burden in India. The report noted that household air pollution was responsible for five per cent of the total disease burden in the country in 2016 and outdoor air pollution for six per cent. It observed that the contribution of most major non-communicable disease groups to the total disease burden increased
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Letter to BS: Mosquitoes infect between 250 mn and 500 mn people every year 14.5.2018 All Opinion Stories
Newer technologies like releasing millions of genetically modified or bacteria embedded mosquitoes to reduce their numbers hope to bring the current crisis under control
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Meet the woman leading race to build world's first quantum computer 11.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A team of Australian scientists has made great strides towards building the the world's first quantum computer, using mostly standard silicon technology. The team is led by 50-year-old Michelle Simmons, a mother of three.
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Building rural resilience key for conflict-hit Near East: UN 11.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Rome, May 10 (IANS/AKI) Conflict has increased food insecurity in the Near East and to reverse this situation it is crucial to strengthen the resilience of poor, rural communities, including through social protection systems, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said on Thursday.
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Climate change: Delhi government to prepare road map 10.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Worried over the change in climatic conditions and its impact on the health of residents, the Delhi government's health department is preparing a road map on how to deal with the seasonal changes in the Capital. The department will submit its report to the Centre about the measures should be taken if there is sudden rain in winters or if a storm arises in summer. A meeting was held on Wednesday to prepare the plan. According to the sources, the Department of Health has given the time of three weeks to the stakeholders for submitting the first draft of the plan. Over the past few years, rise in the global temperature has set new records which is leading to increase in the number of extreme weather events. "The pattern of the season is changing. Sometimes, there is a sudden spell of rain in winter season while in summers, the mercury turns to the highest point. All these factors are also affecting the overall health scenario. We all need to stay updated and alert before the situation turns extreme," said a ...
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Australia pledges US$34-million to help save the koala 7.5.2018 Hindu: Internet
Just 43,000 left in the wild as habitat loss, dog attacks, car strikes, climate change and disease take their toll on the iconic marsupial.
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Australia pledges cash to help save the koala 7.5.2018 General News
Australia unveiled today a US$34 million plan to help bring its koala population back from the brink, following a rapid decline in the furry marsupial's fortunes. The Australian Koala Foundation estimates there may be as few as 43,000 koalas left in the wild, down from a population believed to number more than 10 million prior to European settlement of the continent in 1788. "Koalas are a national treasure," said Gladys Berejiklian, premier of New South Wales state, in announcing her government's conservation plan. "It would be such a shame if this nationally iconic marsupial did not have its future secured." Habitat loss, dog attacks, car strikes, climate change and disease have taken their toll on one of Australia's most recognisable animals. Studies show a 26 per cent decline in the koala population in New South Wales over the last 15-20 years. The state lists the species as "vulnerable", while in other parts of the country they are effectively extinct. Under the Aus$45 million ...
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Dust storm Disaster: Don't diss climate change 6.5.2018 Rediff: News
'The link between global warming and weird, extreme weather events is being better understood every year.'
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Factfulness review: The miracle of human progress 5.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Is a tendency towards negativity, fear and blame preventing us from seeing all the good in the world?
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Science and tech can bring devpt as well as destruction: Bhupendrasinh Chudasama 28.4.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Science and technology can bring development as well as destruction and it lies upon us how to take advantage of it. We should find ways how to progress with the use of science and technology along with preserving nature, said state education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama at a seminar on 'Science and Technology for Sustainable Future'. The seminar was organized by Indrashil University and was held at Ahmedabad Management Association on Friday. The seminar brought together stakeholders on a single platform for identifying the gaps that science and technology needs to fill in to address critical issues like climate change, food security, rise of non-communicable diseases, pollution and growing unemployment, etc. Experts opined that sustainability science, the new approach that deals with sustainable future are essential to lay the foundation for solutions required for above mentioned dynamic challenges. Speaking at the event, state education minister Bhupendra Chudasama said "Earlier we had only ...
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Maharashtra tops in air toxicity 25.4.2018 Hindu: News
Three towns in State cross dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide
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Apple loses sheen for Kanthallur ryots 19.4.2018 Hindu: National
Climate change and pest attacks have impacted yield
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Cold water devastates coral reefs off Japan: Survey 18.4.2018 General News
Unusually cold water has devastated some of the world's most northerly coral reefs, which lie off the coast of western Japan, an environment ministry official said today. The ministry surveyed the reefs in recent months and found widespread bleaching, with between 90 to 100 per cent of each of the six spots surveyed affected. In four of the surveyed areas, researchers have reported between 85 percent and 95 percent of the bleached areas were now dead, said Yuto Takahashi, a ranger at the regional ministry office that conducted the survey. The devastation is thought to be the result of unusually cold water temperatures in the area this year, partly produced by the meandering of the Kuroshio current, he told AFP. "Very strong cold fronts of the winter contributed to the low water temperature," he said. "The meandering of the Kuroshio current is also known to have lowered water temperatures" off Wakayama and other areas along the Pacific coast, he added. The Kuroshio is a warm current in
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ICRISAT’s top honour for two women scientists 17.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Both bag Doreen Margaret Mashler Award for their work in plant pathology and biotechnology
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AstraZeneca to invest USD 90 mn in India over next 5 years 17.4.2018 General News
Biopharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca today said it will invest USD 90 million (around Rs 590 crore) in India over the next five years. The announcement follows signing of a bilateral innovation partnership for a sustainable future between Sweden and India, AstraZeneca said in a statement today. "Our latest investment reflects our commitment to address the unmet needs in non-communicable diseases, enable high-value job creation and boost medical innovation in the country," AstraZeneca Executive VP for International Region Leon Wang said. The company believes, this investment commitment across AstraZeneca's business footprint in India will make a positive impact. It also aligns closely with the government's vision for healthcare and innovation, Wang said. This investment commitment will be aimed at strengthening manufacturing, clinical operations, patient safety and regulatory science, IT services and commercial operations, AstraZeneca said.
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