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'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues

Feb 07, 2016

'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues

Airports drive you crazy. They are the world in a microcosm. Racism is rampant. Harassment, the VIP syndrome, rip-offs, the paper chase, dry mouths, hopes delayed, it’s all there. #HowThisWorks #travel #Immigration #Public health #Airports #Shareworthy #Zika #weight check
WHO rings alarm bells on Zika virus, says it is 'spreading explosively'

Jan 29, 2016

WHO rings alarm bells on Zika virus, says it is 'spreading explosively'

The Zika virus, blamed for a surge in birth defects, is "spreading explosively", World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said Thursday #NewsTracker #WHO #World Health Organisation #Public health #Ebola #Margaret Chan #Zika Virus #Zika #microcephaly
Veterinarians need to earn respect by rediscovering original mission: Maneka Gandhi

Jan 18, 2016

Veterinarians need to earn respect by rediscovering original mission: Maneka Gandhi

We need veterinarians to rediscover their original mission; animal welfare. They have the power to change the system for good. #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Animal rights #Public health #Animal welfare #vet #veterinarians #slaughterhouses
Child-health spending soars, but 40 million Indian children stunted

Jan 04, 2016

Child-health spending soars, but 40 million Indian children stunted

The central government’s spending on health has been changing structurally over the past two decades, from providing only nutritional supplements, such as vitamins, to a more holistic approach, from maternal health to sanitation. #India #ConnectTheDots #Indian children #child health #Health policy #Malnurtrition #public health policy
Mr AP Aboobacker Musliar, here she is  a woman cardiac surgeon, the likes of whom don't exist for you

Nov 30, 2015

Mr AP Aboobacker Musliar, here she is a woman cardiac surgeon, the likes of whom don't exist for you

Our existence was denied a few days back by a Kerala-based Sunni leader A P Aboobacker Musliar when he questioned if there was even a single woman among the thousands of cardiac surgeons. #HowThisWorks #Kerala #KEM Hospital #Public health #Hospitals #Sunni leader #Aboobacker Musliar #cardiac surgeons
Why India needs a multi-sectoral approach to non-communicable diseases

Nov 26, 2015

Why India needs a multi-sectoral approach to non-communicable diseases

Developed by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), an international organisation of patients, providers, community organisations, business and labour groups, and health policy experts, Sankalp identifies three core areas to combat NCDs #NewsTracker #Health #Public health #Non communicable diseases #Sankalp #PFCD
Anti-smoking messages actually make it harder to quit, says study

Nov 03, 2015

Anti-smoking messages actually make it harder to quit, says study

Public health policies which stigmatise smoking can actually make it harder for people to quit because they become angry and defensive and the negative messages lead to a drop in self-esteem, a new study has found. #didyouknow #Smoking #Shareworthy #Public health policies #Social Science & Medicine
Nearly half-a-decade later, H1N1 returns to haunt Maharashtra: Death toll to overtake 2010 body count

Sep 11, 2015

Nearly half-a-decade later, H1N1 returns to haunt Maharashtra: Death toll to overtake 2010 body count

The present outbreak of swine flu (H1N1) across the state is likely to become the worst since 2010. Maharashtra saw 669 deaths in 2010, and this year has already seen 667 fatalities #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation #Swine flu #H1N1 #Nagpur Medical College #Maharashtra Public Health Department
Working outside 9-to-5 shift? You are more likely to be overweight, face sleep issues

May 18, 2015

Working outside 9-to-5 shift? You are more likely to be overweight, face sleep issues

Employees who work shifts outside of a 9-to-5 schedule are more likely to be overweight, experience sleep problems, and are also at higher risk of developing metabolic disorders, such as diabetes, scientists have found. #NewsTracker #Sleep #Overweight #University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health #Marjory Givens #Survey of the Health of Wisconsin
Harvard University set to open international office in Mumbai this summer

Apr 02, 2015

Harvard University set to open international office in Mumbai this summer

The US' prestigious Harvard University is set to open its international offices in India, China and South Africa. #China #NewsTracker #South Africa #Harvard University #Public health #international office #World #India #US #Mumbai