More than 95% of world’s population breathe polluted air, reveals major study

More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unsafe air and the burden is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising rapidly, a comprehensive study of global air pollution has found. Poorest are hardest hit with many developing countries falling behind on cleaning up toxic air pollution

More than 95% of world’s population breathe polluted air, reveals major studyCities are home to an increasing majority of the world’s people, particularly in developing countries, but in rural areas the risk of indoor air pollution is often caused by burning solid fuels. One in three people worldwide faces the double whammy of unsafe air both indoors and out. The report by the Health Effects Institute […]

Pune: Dengue threat still looms over city

Although the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department has increased surveillance against the rising number of dengue cases, a huge number of cases are is still reported in the PMC

Pune: Dengue threat still looms over cityPune Municipal Corporation (PMC)’s health department is struggling with dengue cases with areas like Yerwada, Kalas, Dhanori topping the list with maximum dengue deaths. The suspected patients in this month itself are 202 with five deaths, so far. According to the data given by the health department, after Yerwada-Kalas-Dhanori, Kasbapeth, Vishrambaugh, Bhavani Peth and Dhole […]

India avoids about 1 million deaths of children under the age of five since 2005– Study

Titled as ‘The Million Death Study’, a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet states India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under the age of five since 2005. This study implemented by the Registrar General of India is the first study to directly quantify changes in cause-specific child deaths in India

India avoids about 1 million deaths of children under the age of five since 2005– StudyAccording to a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet, India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under the age of five since 2005. It is stated to be possible because of the significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia/trauma, measles, and tetanus. This […]

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary pads

Cervical cancer is now the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide. India is the second most populous country in the world. Deaths due to cervical cancer account for 27% (77,100) of the total cancer deaths in the country, according to the data published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary padsIndia bears the huge burden of cervical cancer, while the rural women suffer the most from it, because of the lack of access to the advanced medical services. Most of the women in rural India use homemade cloth pads during menstruation. To add to the agony, still, there is a lack of awareness about menstrual […]

50 per cent air pollution deaths globally attributed to China & India

Research by US-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) showed that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of death

50 per cent air pollution deaths globally attributed to China & IndiaChina and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, a study published on Tuesday said. Research by the U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) showed that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause […]

Shocking: India is the selfie death capital of the world

A new study reveals of 127 deaths, India alone registered 76 deaths while Pakistan registered nine, the United States eight and Russia six over the past two years

Shocking: India is the selfie death capital of the worldSelfies and scholarship have finally intersected. And it was not good news for India. The country has had far more selfie-related deaths than any other country in the world in the last two years. That’s the findings from a new study by scholars from Carnegie Mellon University and Indraprastha Institute of Information Delhi. The analysis […]