Know how chalk dust can affect the respiratory health of teachers

Chalk dust is a known chemical causing allergic reactions in the respiratory system. Blackboard chalk is generally made from mineral gypsum (calcium sulphate), often supplied in sticks of compressed powder about 10cm long. Accumulation in the respiratory system can cause long-term health problems. Classroom teaching with boards and chalk is still seen in most parts […]

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Sip for health: Water bell concept to be launched in schools across India

Taking a queue from schools in Karnataka and Kerala, schools in the metros like Delhi, Pune and Banglore will soon adopt the concept of ‘Water Bell’. Till now, 53 schools from these three metros have shown their interest in launching this unique initiative. The Association of Primary Education and Research has appealed to all the […]

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Maha CM Fadnavis appeals parents, enrol your child for measles-rubella vaccination

On November 27, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched the measles-rubella vaccination drive in the state. CM Fadnavis has appealed to the citizens to participate in the vaccination drive in large numbers. The campaign will run for six weeks in the state. Children between the age group of nine months to 15 years, will […]

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‘Docterz at school,’ aim to safeguarding student’s health

‘Docterz at school,’ aim to safeguarding student’s health

‘Docterz’ aims to create nuance-based health tech solutions that cater to the Indian audience. It captures and addresses queries relevant to the Indian population and makes an effort to bridge the gap between analogue and virtual healthcare consulting, analysing and treatment. It creates health tech-platforms which are practical, related and can effortlessly compliment healthcare providers […]

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A teen boy smoking

India: More than 6.25 lakh children smoke cigarette daily, reveals study

  The report prepared by American Cancer Society (ACS) and US-based Vital Strategies claimed that the economic cost of smoking in India is Rs 18,18,691 million. More than 4,29,500 boys and 1,95,500 girls smoke cigarette each day. More than 9,03,42,900 men and 1,34,66,600 women smoke cigarettes every day, while 17,10,94,600 people use smokeless tobacco. Dr […]

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Maha: ‘Schools to celebrate yoga day on 21st of every month’

Maha: ‘Schools to celebrate yoga day on 21st of every month’

The United Nations had accepted the resolution to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21, on 11 December 2014. As the International Yoga Day is around the corner, Education Minister Vinod Tawade has come up with an innovative idea to inculcate yoga in the daily routine of the school students. While addressing a meeting with […]

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Chapter on tobacco control to be a part of CBSE syllabus?

Maha: School students to take ‘no tobacco’ oath

All the school students and teachers in Maharashtra will come together and take an oath against tobacco consumption. The campaign has been implemented under the leadership of Vinod Tawde, the state education minister in association with Salaam Bombay Foundation. The motto of the campaign which will be carried out in the municipal schools in Mumbai […]

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‘Maha government mulling a law over hookah parlours,’ CM Fadnavis

‘Shut down hookah parlours in Mumbai’, demands Vishwanath Mahadeshwar

Mumbai’s Prince Aly Khan Hospital’s Health Service Aga Khan, had conducted a survey. According to it, 6.3 per cent children consume hookah. Hookah addiction is a serious concern owing to which, Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has written a letter to Datta Padsalgikar, the Mumbai Police Commissioner. The letter says: The hookah parlours should be permanently shut Hookah parlours are rampant […]

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Mumbai: 44% school-going children are addicted to smoking

  Mumbai’s Prince Aly Khan Hospital’s Health Service Aga Khan, had conducted a survey amongst school-going children regarding cigarette smoking. The survey revealed that 44.4 percent of government school children are addicted to cigarette smoking. The survey revealed: 27% children are addicted to cigarette smoking 6.3% children consume hookah 24% children are addicted to tobacco […]

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Menstruation: Maha to conduct awareness campaign in schools

The School Education and Sports Department has now taken an important decision to implement the menstruation management program in the schools and will be implemented under the ‘Clean India, Clean School’ campaign. According to a survey conducted by the UNICEF a few days ago, in Maharashtra, only 13 percent of girls in the age group […]

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