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How Ignorance Cuts India’s Healthy Life By Half

How Ignorance Cuts India’s Healthy Life By Half

  In 2013, Indian men could expect to live to 64.2 years, 6.9 years longer than in 1990, according to the Global Burden of Disease study, an initiative led by…

Stopping India’s #1 Killer Is Up to Indians

Stopping India’s #1 Killer Is Up to Indians

A man stretching near the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day could cut your risk of heart disease by 30%.   One evening after dinner…

Stealthily, Smoke Kills 1 in 8 Indians

Stealthily, Smoke Kills 1 in 8 Indians

  Breathing doesn’t come easy to Asgar Ali Siddique, 45, a Mumbai resident, especially if he walks fast or climbs stairs—all because at the age of 15, he and his…

How Cancer Has India In Its Grip

How Cancer Has India In Its Grip

Amit Vaidya is lucky to have survived cancer twice. Cancer killed 0.7 million Indians in 2012, up from 0.26 million in 2004.   Amit Vaidya, 37, a PhD in economics,…

India’s Speedy–And Ominous–Disease Transition

India’s Speedy–And Ominous–Disease Transition

A cancer patient getting treatment in a hospital in Kolkata.   An Indian today has over twice the odds of dying of a non-communicable disease than a communicable disease, according…

Keeping Chicken Healthy Threatens India’s Health

Keeping Chicken Healthy Threatens India’s Health

  Outside the northern city limits of Bangalore, in a commercial poultry farm, cages packed with screeching chicken, sit on metal stilts. In a corner of the farm, men pack…

How 46 Million Indians Are Being Slowly Poisoned

How 46 Million Indians Are Being Slowly Poisoned

  Around 46 million people in India—or the size of the population of Spain—are exposed everyday to contaminated water, which could lead to serious health issues such as crippling skeletal…

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