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Air pollution causing respiratory diseases

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Air pollution causing respiratory diseases

Posted on 18 December 2014

Air pollution causing respiratory diseases Air pollution continues to remain the biggest cause of respiratory diseases among city residents. Lack of coordination between the Pollution Control Board (PCB) and traffic police has led to delay in action against highly polluting vehicles. As per the rules, vehicles have to comply with the emission norms set by […] Continue Reading

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Heart diseases, lung diseases, stroke are India’s top killers

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Heart diseases, lung diseases, stroke are India’s top killers

Posted on 18 December 2014

Heart diseases, lung diseases, stroke are India’s top killers Heart disease has emerged as the world’s top cause of death, replacing lower respiratory (lung) infections, diarrhoeal diseases and preterm birth, which were the top three causes of deaths in 1990, reports the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 published in The Lancet. Globally, number of […] Continue Reading

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Worms in veggies can hurt spine

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Worms in veggies can hurt spine

Posted on 17 December 2014

Worms in veggies can hurt spine NEW DELHI: If you thought eating green leafy vegetables and salads may be healthy, here’s the bummer. If not washed or cooked properly, it can land you in big trouble as unwashed vegetables may be tapeworm-infested. Manoj Gautam, a 32-year-old man from Ranchi, learnt it a hard way when […] Continue Reading

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Air at public places badly polluted

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Air at public places badly polluted

Posted on 17 December 2014

              Air at public places badly polluted NEW DELHI: The air you are breathing through the day may be far worse than what the government’s pollution monitoring tells you. Because we often spend long hours near emission sources – on footpaths, along heavily congested roads, in an autorickshaw in […] Continue Reading

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How vitamin E can protect you against pneumonia

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How vitamin E can protect you against pneumonia

Posted on 17 December 2014

How vitamin E can protect you against pneumonia According to a study published in the Journal of Immunology, vitamin E holds greater potential for protecting against bacterial infections like pneumonia. How does vitamin E help? Vitamin E plays a crucial role in regulating the immune system. It protects the body from bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia, says the study. […] Continue Reading

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Ban on gutka has positive impact: WHO

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Ban on gutka has positive impact: WHO

Posted on 17 December 2014

Ban on gutka has positive impact: WHO Stringent state-level laws banning gutka have a positive impact as reduced product availability has resulted in decreased consumption of gutka, according to World Health Organisation (WHO). In a study conducted by the WHO in seven states — Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha and National […] Continue Reading

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Easy tips to maintain hygiene

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Easy tips to maintain hygiene

Posted on 16 December 2014

Easy tips to maintain hygiene New Delhi: Snug inside a balmy chair of warming solitude murmuring, Yeah! It’s right in the midst of winter time again…Winter is a time when those whacky cold winds can give you cold and flu and other seasonal health disorders. So one needs to be cautious and maintain hygiene in […] Continue Reading

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Do not consume unnecessary antibiotics

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Do not consume unnecessary antibiotics

Posted on 16 December 2014

  Do not consume unnecessary antibiotics Contrary to popular perception, researchers have found that consuming an unnecessary amount of antibiotics could lead to antibiotic resistance, a major public health concern. There are other risks associated with taking unnecessary antibiotics, such as secondary infections and allergic reactions, the researchers said. “Patients figure that taking antibiotics cannot […] Continue Reading

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Check air pollution at home, WHO tells members

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Check air pollution at home, WHO tells members

Posted on 15 December 2014

Check air pollution at home, WHO tells members NEW DELHI: World Health Organization discussed air pollution with its member countries in the southeast Asia region on Thursday. The UN agency on public health stressed upon the need to curb household air pollution, which leads to nearly half of the deaths due to pneumonia in children […] Continue Reading

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Kids must undergo vision check-ups regularly

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Kids must undergo vision check-ups regularly

Posted on 15 December 2014

        Kids must undergo vision check-ups regularly All children should undergo vision health screening between age 36 and 72 months – preferably every year – using evidence-based test methods and with effective referral and follow-up, suggest experts. The national expert panel to the National Center for Children’s Vision Health, US, has made […] Continue Reading

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