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‘Diabetes Epidemic Shifting To Urban Poor, India Needs Urgent Prevention, Screening’

‘Diabetes Epidemic Shifting To Urban Poor, India Needs Urgent Prevention, Screening’

  Diabetes, once a disease of the affluent, is now rampant among India’s urban poor too and preventive measures and free screening services are urgently required to control its impact:…

India’s Wildlife Crisis, And Why Hope Is So Important

India’s Wildlife Crisis, And Why Hope Is So Important

  “A great silence is spreading over the natural world even as the sound of man is becoming deafening,” Prerna Singh Bindra, 45, a wildlife journalist, quotes Bernie Krause, who…

Private Smarts, Public Spread: Anil Swarup’s Prescription For India’s Education Woes

Private Smarts, Public Spread: Anil Swarup’s Prescription For India’s Education Woes

  Though India has almost universal enrolment in primary school, learning outcomes continue to be poor, with many children dropping out before secondary school. Anil Swarup, secretary of India’s department…

‘If India Was Serious About TB, We Would Not Have Such A Staggering Disease Burden’

‘If India Was Serious About TB, We Would Not Have Such A Staggering Disease Burden’

  “India has under-invested in tuberculosis (TB) control for several decades,” Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology & global health at McGill University in Montreal, and the Associate Director…

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

Through hoardings, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is spreading awareness about heatstroke preventative measures, such as staying indoors, covering the head with a cap or wet cloth and taking rest during…

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Somashekar Nimbalkar, Head of Department of Pediatrics, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat and coordinator of the Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.   If more Indian…

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

  After a decade-long legal battle, the Supreme Court in April 2017 ruled that permanent jobs be given to 2,700 contract workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India’s richest…

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