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Air pollution killed 12.4 lakh in India in 2017; exposure to PM 2.5 pollutant highest in Delhi, says report
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Air pollution killed 12.4 lakh in India in 2017; exposure to PM 2.5 pollutant highest in Delhi, says report

Around 12.4 lakh deaths in India in 2017 is attributable to air pollution, it said and termed air pollution a leading risk factor for deaths in the country where the average life expectancy would have been 1.7 years higher if the pollution levels were less than the minimal level causing health loss.

Heart disease is India's deadliest killer: Wealthy urban males at greatest risk of contracting cardiovascular ailments, finds survey
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Heart disease is India's deadliest killer: Wealthy urban males at greatest risk of contracting cardiovascular ailments, finds survey

Heart disease is the highest killer among Indians but the risk of heart disease varies across states, with wealthier and more urbanised states having higher risk, according to a new study.

India's healthcare woes: Out-of-pocket medical expenses pushed 55 million into poverty in 2017, says PHFI study
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India's healthcare woes: Out-of-pocket medical expenses pushed 55 million into poverty in 2017, says PHFI study

Out-of-pocket (OOP) health expenses drove 55 million Indians – more than the population of South Korea, Spain or Kenya – into poverty in 2017.

Poor funding, focus on short-term goals impede universal healthcare system in India
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Poor funding, focus on short-term goals impede universal healthcare system in India

If the state and Centre can collaborate on a national tax system, why can’t India similarly create a nationwide universal healthcare system?

Parliament panel seeks smaller health warning on cigarette packs
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Parliament panel seeks smaller health warning on cigarette packs

A parliamentary committee has recommended a reduction in the proposed size of health warnings on cigarette packs, saying the measure is too harsh

Encephalitis epidemic: Why India’s response is falling apart
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Encephalitis epidemic: Why India’s response is falling apart

The encephalitis outbreak occurs with frightening regularity in India. For decades now, thousands of children from some of the poorest regions of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam, have succumbed to the disease, although it is preventable.