Shocking: Ministry data reveals, rise in alcohol and drug addiction among women

Women are becoming more independent in their lifestyle choices, once upon a time you would not see a woman smoke a cigarette or drink alcohol. But these days, people wouldn’t be surprised if people saw a woman drink in a restaurant. With changing times, women are also becoming victims of drug addiction and substance abuse. […]

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Over 16 crore Indians consume alcohol, reveals government survey

The minister also added that after alcohol, Indian people are found to be addicted to cannabis and opioids. The statistics submitted by the Union minister states that 3.1 crore people use cannabis and about 77 lakh people take opioids. The Union minister made this statement while replying to a debate on rising drug addiction among […]

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India witnesses a decline in road accidents in the last three years

The question on the World Health Organization (WHO) report on road accidents was raised by Ramdas C. Tadas and Chandra Prakash Joshi. They asked the minister whether the government has taken cognizance of the World Health Organization report which puts India at the top of the list of the countries where the maximum number of […]

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Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer cases

The question on cancer patients was raised by Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama, a Member of Parliament from Junagadh-Gir Somnath, Gujarat. The question stated whether the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; the steps taken by Government for early detection and cure […]

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Dr Harsh Vardhan assumes charge of Health Ministry, cycles to work on first day

Dr Harsh Vardhan, who has been appointed in the Prime Minister-led Narendra Modi cabinet for a second consecutive term, arrived at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Delhi this morning on a cycle to take charge of his ministry. .@drharshvardhan cycles to Health Ministry to take charge. Senior officials of #MoHFW welcomed him. […]

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The ‘epidemic’ of kidney failure has reached gigantic proportions in India

Kidney failure occurs due to a variety of reasons and can largely be grouped into two types – those that are completely reversible (acute) and those that are not (chronic). The chronic disease eventually progresses to end stage when the only treatment options are dialysis or kidney transplantation, the latter being the preferred option. Both […]

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Hypertension hits Indians in the most productive age group, reveals study

In a first large-scale population-based study of hypertension care in India published in PLOS Medicine, carried out by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Birmingham and University of Gottingen, findings have shown that the hypertension prevalence in India […]

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PM Modi chairs high-level meeting as Cyclone Fani set to make landfall

The possibility of cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ wreaking havoc in Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) is giving government officials tense moments as it is predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm. Under its impact, heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East and […]

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