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Air Pollution Kills 6.5 Million People in a Year: WHO

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Air Pollution Kills 6.5 Million People in a Year: WHO

With nearly 6.5 million people dying annually from air pollution and 92 per cent of the world’s population living in places where levels exceed recommended limits, the United Nations (UN) rolled out Tuesday its most detailed profile of the scourge ever in a bid to slash the deadly toll. “Fast action to tackle air pollution [...]

How India Plans to Control Its Population Growth

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How India Plans to Control Its Population Growth

How India Plans to Control Its Population Growth As increasing population has become a major threat to India’s economic development, the government has decided to take a few steps to control the population growth. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said today it will launch “Mission Parivar Vikas” in 145 high focus districts having [...]

Swachhta Saptah for Swachh Rail Launched in New Delhi

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Swachhta Saptah for Swachh Rail Launched in New Delhi

India’s Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched Swachhta Saptah under the Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Mission from New Delhi Railway Station on Saturday. In order to spread wider awareness on sanitation and cleanliness in rail premises and make hygiene a habit amongst the travelling public, the Indian Railways is organizing a special nine-day long [...]

Hillary Clinton’s Health Concerns Serious: Physicians

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Hillary Clinton’s Health Concerns Serious: Physicians

Concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health are “serious—could be disqualifying for the position of President of the U.S.,” say nearly 71% of 250 physicians responding to an informal internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). About 20% said concerns were “likely overblown, but should be addressed as by full release of medical [...]

Chandigarh to Have Infosys Red Cross Sarai

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Chandigarh to Have Infosys Red Cross Sarai

Rajnath Singh, Union Minister for Home Affairs in India, laid the foundation stone on Friday for the construction of Infosys – Red Cross Sarai at the Post Graduate Institute (PGI) of Medical Education and Research, U.T. Chandigarh. He was welcomed by the officers of Chandigarh Administration, representatives of PGI Administration, and tech company Infosys Limited. [...]

India Plans to Perform Yoga for Different Nations

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India Plans to Perform Yoga for Different Nations

India’s Minister of Health & Family Welfare, J P Nadda, will be leading today a yoga event at the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia Region (WHO-SEARO) at Colombo. Carrying forward the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nadda will join health ministers of several nations in the Yoga session. [...]

Youth to Lead Sanitation Campaign in Delhi Areas

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Youth to Lead Sanitation Campaign in Delhi Areas

India’s Ministry of Urban Development has decided to launch an ‘Asli Tarakki (real development)’ campaign in the six cities of the National Capital Region (NCR) Delhi. It was stated today that 450 select youth with communication skills and leadership qualities will lead the campaign to promote awareness about the need for sanitation. The Ministry today [...]

Free Condoms Campaign to Raise Awareness of Zika Virus

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Free Condoms Campaign to Raise Awareness of Zika Virus

Leading sexual wellbeing brand Durex and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have joined forces to launch #DontShareZika. It is a global campaign to raise awareness of the Zika virus, educate about its status as a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and provide direct support by handing out millions of free condoms. The move follows the [...]

Can Condoms Prevent the Spread of Zika Virus?

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Can Condoms Prevent the Spread of Zika Virus?

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a global AIDS organization, is rolling out a new Zika prevention awareness billboard campaign in South Florida. AHF’s campaign began Tuesday with billboards appearing adjacent to the Miami International Airport as well as in the city of Fort Lauderdale. The campaign touts the role of condoms in the possible prevention of transmission [...]

Do You Oppose Female Genital Mutilation?

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Do You Oppose Female Genital Mutilation?

Approximately two-thirds of men, women, boys and girls in countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) is common say they want the practice to end – according to UNICEF data. In countries with available data, 67 per cent of girls and women and 63 per cent of boys and men oppose the continuation of the practice [...]

India Eliminates Yaws, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

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India Eliminates Yaws, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

World Health Organization (WHO) presented Thursday certificates declaring elimination of yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus to India’s Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr J P Nadda. “India’s focussed approach on making maternal and newborn care accessible to all and addressing health care equity more generally has made these remarkable successes possible. These victories are [...]

World Population Day: Focus on Teenage Girls

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World Population Day: Focus on Teenage Girls

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. The theme for 2016 is ‘Investing in teenage girls.’ According to the United Nations, teenage girls [...]

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