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Jan 11, 2019
Centre launches anti-pollution programme in more than 100 cities; experts critical of plan for lack of framework to curb toxicity levelsIndia on Thursday launched a program to rein in dangerous pollution levels in more than a hundred cities that the government said it expected to improve air quality significantly.
Sep 17, 2018
Indian vehicle owners ready to buy EVs if they reduce pollution, reveals surveyOnly 12 % drivers would switch to EVs to avoid using petrol and diesel, according to the survey.
Sep 10, 2018
World Suicide Prevention Day: In India, multiple challenges persist despite effortsIn India, suicide statistics have been growing at an alarming rate. In 1978 for instance, the suicide rate (counted as deaths per one lakh people) was 6.3, now it is 10.6.
Sep 03, 2018
India made 'rapid progress' in increasing access to sanitation in schools, says joint UN and WHO reportThe report, titled 'Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: 2018 Global Baseline Report,' says that good hygiene facilities in schools provide the basis of a healthy learning environment and that girls are more likely to attend when they are on their period.
Aug 29, 2018
Health ministry calls for halting sales, import of electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco devicesMinistry said such devices were a “great health risk” and it was possible that children and non-smokers using such products could switch to cigarettes once they get addicted to nicotine
Aug 28, 2018
Rising carbon dioxide levels can strip food grains of nutrients; India to face mass malnutrition, says studyRising levels of carbon dioxide in the air threatens to raise the spectre of mass malnutrition as it saps wheat, rice, and other staple grains of valuable nutrients, researchers warned.
Aug 09, 2018
Six of 10 Indian babies aren't breastfed within first hour of birth; Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan rank lowest in early nursingIndia ranked 56 out of 76 countries on early initiation of breastfeeding, according to the 2018 Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, released with the report, which tracks progress of breastfeeding policies and programmes.
Aug 07, 2018
9 percent of all abortions are following sex selection in India, says IDF, asks India to focus on women's healthVinoj Manning, 55, executive director of Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), India, an advocacy group dedicated to preventing and managing unwanted pregnancies, tells IndiaSpend in this interview that no more than 9 percent of all abortions are for sex selection.
Jul 27, 2018
Researchers find new species of Ebola virus in bats in Sierra Leone; unclear if it can cause diseaseA new Ebola virus has been found in bats in Sierra Leone, two years after the end of an outbreak that killed over 11,000 across West Africa, the government said on Thursday.
Jun 28, 2018
Better sanitation facilities, delayed pregnancy could reduce anaemia rates in pregnant women in India, says studyImproved sanitation facilities and delayed pregnancy in India could reduce the rates of anaemia in pregnant women faster. The prevalence of anaemia in pregnant women in India (50 percent) is higher than all South Asian nations except Pakistan.