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How politicians use PSUs as cash-vending machines: An RTI investigation

Right from its inception, RTI has revealed major scams and wrongdoings by the persons in the power corridors. Now, with the information received from RTI the Newslaundary exposes, how the PSUs’ money is used by politicians to fund the activities and events they are associated with. In a five part series Sandeep Pai reveals that […]Read More »

Why Nations Fail?

Economists James Robinson and Daron Acemoglu seek answers to the  origins of power, prosperity and poverty through their unique approach to economics – a series of insights explained through an anecdotal history of growth and development throughout the world.Read More »

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It’s Time to Put Down that Cigarette

Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and heart disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States (U.S.) in both men and women. Every cigarette you smoke can harm your lungs. Additionally, smoking is a serious risk factor for osteoporosis and has been shown to lower bone density and increase […]Read More »

More than half of Indians can’t afford doctor: Govt Survey

Financial constraints force more than half of Indians to take treatment for ailments without medical advice.  The situation is worse in urban areas, where 68.3 per cent population could not afford to go to a doctor.  This was revealed in the latest round of survey on Health in India, by the National Sample Survey Organisation. […]Read More »

State Wise Facts of National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16)

State Wise Charts for NFHS-4: 1. Uses of Family Planning Methods 1.a. Sterilization 2. Matrernal and Child Health 2.a.Delivery Care 2.a.a. Births Delivered by Caessarean section(%)  Read More »

India carries world’s highest heart disease burden

Cardio vascular diseases (CVD) form bulk of non-communicable diseases in India, resulting in 2 million deaths every year. The incidence of CVD in India is estimated to be upto four times higher than other countries. The magnitude of it in India has reached pandemic proportions, with CVD accounting for 24% of all non-communicable deaths. According […]Read More »

Cardio Diseases: Listen To Your Heart

Most human populations have changed lifestyles (collectively termed as epidemiological transition) due to developments in science and technology and have moved from agrarian diets and active lives to fast foods and sedentary habits. Combined with increasing tobacco use, these changes have fueled the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Cardiovascular diseases […]Read More »

India sitting on an environmental tinderbox

India faces some of the gravest public health risks from environmental pollution, warns New Delhi-based environmental advocacy group, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). In the first-ever report on environmental linkages with health, CSE noted air pollution is one of the top 10 killers in the world and it is the fifth leading cause of […]Read More »

Metabolic Syndrome : The Silent Killer

Metabolic syndrome could be the leading killer in the coming years. One out of every third Indian is suffering from one or other form of heart diseases or 30 million heart patients in India. If the current trend continues, by 2020, India will have the highest burden of atherothombotic cardiovascular diseases and surpass any other […]Read More »

ABC of Syndrome X (Metabolic Syndrome)

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. It is usually associated with a clustering of at least three of five of the following medical conditions: abdominal (central) obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated fasting plasma glucose, high serum triglycerides, and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) […]Read More »

Are we leaving undernourished to die ?

The Millennium Development Goal, MDG adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations lists eradication of extreme poverty and hunger on the top. The mandate of the UNGA is to eradicate poverty and hunger at least by half, alongwith 17 other goals including child mortality, maternal health, gender equality and empowerment of women, etc. […]Read More »

Malnutrition in India

Nutrition is the very core of human development; hence, methodical management of nutrition can not only eliminate the problem of undernourishment but also may lead to a healthy world. With consistently high levels of malnutrition in the developing world, opportunities to save many lives are being lost, and millions of children are not growing and […]Read More »

Why AIDS gets higher slice of funds in India?

Every second death in India occurs due to one or the other non-communicable disease and one in fourth is due to cardio-vascular disease. An estimated 45 million Indians suffer from coronary artery disease (CAD). At the current rate, India will have the highest number of cardio-vascular diseases (CVD) in the world. India’s is considered to […]Read More »

Swine Flu

Swine Flu cases remain unabated in India, throws up challenges to public health emergencies. New Delhi – Way back in April 2009, India’s federal health ministry issued a communique, announcing a series of preventive measures to deal with the emerging public health emergency due to Swine Influenza A or Swine Flu as is commonly known […]Read More »

India slashes health budget, as NDA government aims at ‘Health for All’

New Delhi (March 01) – The budget presented before Indian parliament by federal Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the fiscal 2015-14 was disappointing for the healthcare sector in as much as,  “Health for All”, a key initiative of the government headed by Mr. Narendra Modi would face resource crunch.  The financial allocation for health and […]Read More »

Antibiotic Resistance

Why should I be worried about Antibiotic Resistance?   The use of antibiotics has enabled us to cure many diseases, however, with their excessive usage, more pathogenic microbes are developing resistance to them resulting in the loss of their efficacy and necessitating invention of new ones to replace them. This poses an urgent threat to public […]Read More »

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