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1 Laboratory For 8.8 Million, As India Faces Food-Safety Crisis

1 Laboratory For 8.8 Million, As India Faces Food-Safety Crisis

  Faced with a growing food- and water-contamination crisis, India has only 148 food-testing laboratories. In other words, each laboratory serves 8.8 million people.   In China, each laboratory serves…

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…

In 3 Months, Swine Flu Deaths Top Worst Annual Toll

In 3 Months, Swine Flu Deaths Top Worst Annual Toll

  The H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, has claimed 1,947 lives and infected 32,663 people across India according to official data (as on March 23, 2015).   In…

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…

Indian Swine-Flu Virus Reveals Dangerous, New Mutation

Indian Swine-Flu Virus Reveals Dangerous, New Mutation

  A potentially virulent and distinct strain of the swine-flu virus that continues to kill and panic people appears to have taken hold in India, a new study conducted by…

Budget Cuts Could Boost 5 Water-Borne Diseases

Budget Cuts Could Boost 5 Water-Borne Diseases

  A national scheme to supply rural India with safe water is one of eight centrally-sponsored schemes that New Delhi will no longer support, threatening disease outbreaks and potentially placing…

Jaitley Slashes Education, Health Spending

Jaitley Slashes Education, Health Spending

  While Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power promising to increase spending on health and education, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has actually reduced the proposed spending on both these…