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Bengaluru | Nov 25, 2019
About 4 in 5 adolescents in the world not physically active enough, finds WHO study

A new study by researchers at the WHO attempts to throw some insight into how many boys and girls, between the ages of 11-17 years, are physically active across the globe. The study, published in the journal The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, analysed data from 1.6 million students in that age group during the years 2001-2016. It found that most adolescent boys and girls—four in five—aren’t as physically active as they ought to be in 2016.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Chandigarh | Oct 24, 2018

Cancer, a condition where healthy cells in the body grow out of control and instead of undergoing programmed death, keep multiplying without a check, has now become quite widespread. Most of us are familiar with the disease either through personal experience or a loved one battling it.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Iowa | Jan 30, 2018

A group of public health researchers at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, recently studied 3,952 girls and women from two rural districts in India to understand the relationship between hygiene practices and self-reported RTI symptoms.

Mumbai | Jan 19, 2018
Photo : Special Report 21, Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India (https://www.healtheffects.org/system/files/GBDMAPS-India-SR21-App-E_0.pdf)

3.6 million lives could be lost in 2050 due to air pollution, says a recent study.

According to a new study by researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), the Health Effects Institute (HEI), and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), in 2015, only one in 1000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the permissible levels prescribed by World Health Organization (WHO).

General, Science, Health, Society, Policy
May 31, 2017

Tobacco is one of the five most addictive substances in the world. No wonder, there are so many people around the globe who use tobacco in various forms. Nicotine, the chemical in tobacco leaves soon takes its toll by causing various health complications, sometimes fatal too. Apart from affecting health, unabated tobacco use can cripple a country’s economy and cause a dent to its productivity. Today, on World No Tobacco Day, read more to know how tobacco harms an individual and a society and what steps countries around the world have taken to curb this menace.

General, Science, Health, Society
Apr 25, 2017

Malaria, the biggest killer of all time, has a long association with humans. As we develop new strategies to combat the fatal disease, the parasite causing the disease gets stronger than ever. In this seemingly never-ending tussle, who ultimately wins the battle? The judgement, it seems, is not an easy one! On World Malaria Day, here is a brief insight into the details of this deadly disease. 

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