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Diabetes: The Epidemic That Indians Created

Diabetes: The Epidemic That Indians Created

A villager in rural Karnataka having his blood tested at a diabetes screening camp. Image: Flickr/Trinity Care Foundation   Meerut’s Sharad Tripathi developed diabetes five years ago, at 33, “no…

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…

Why Malnutrition Grows In Rising, Urban India

Why Malnutrition Grows In Rising, Urban India

Children having lunch at a malnutrition treatment centre in a Mumbai slum. Image: Dilnaz Boga   Saleema Habib, 33, stares vacantly ahead as the local social worker Zahira Shaikh jots…

Last 5 Years, Number Of Undernourished Indians Rises

Last 5 Years, Number Of Undernourished Indians Rises

Health workers measure the height of severely malnourished two-year-old girl Rajni at the nutritional rehabilitation centre of Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh.   India has the highest number of undernourished…

Coal Kills Indians. Can The Sun Power India?

Coal Kills Indians. Can The Sun Power India?

Workers carrying a photovoltaic panel in a solar park in Patan, Gujarat.   Third of a three-part series assessing India’s energy options as climate-change gathers pace   The first and…