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  • As India fails to clean up its air, China is winning war on pollution  title=
    As India fails to clean up its air, China is winning war on pollution

    While New Delhi and other Indian cities choke amid worsening air conditions and half-hearted government measures, neighbouring China -- the world's largest polluter -- is slowly winning its war against pollution.

  • Experts tips for running during winters  title=
    Experts tips for running during winters

    Outdoor jogging, exercising or running during winter needs great care and attention. Though the chiller part of the year is a highly beneficial for your health, yet you should take some precautions in order to ensure that you don’t put yourself in harm’s way.

  • World Pneumonia Day 2018: Here's why India needs Pneumonia vaccine campaign  title=
    World Pneumonia Day 2018: Here's why India needs Pneumonia vaccine campaign

    It's World Pneumonia Day today! Yes, every year on November 12, the day is observed to awareness about pneumonia, following, protection, prevention and treatment of this deadly disease. This year, the theme of this important day is "“Stop Pneumonia: Invest in Child Health”.

  • Snoring is a sign of Dementia and memory problems: Read how  title=
    Snoring is a sign of Dementia and memory problems: Read how

    Do you know, snoring could be an early warning sign for dementia and memory problems? Yes, scientists say, it can be! A study found that people with obstructive sleep apnoea, which often causes heavy snoring, did worse in memory tests and have changes in the brain linked to dementia.

  • Goa government finally admits CM Manohar Parrikar has pancreatic cancer  title=
    Goa government finally admits CM Manohar Parrikar has pancreatic cancer

    Months after both the Goa BJP and the state administration refused to disclose Manohar Parrikar's ailment, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday admitted that the Chief Minister was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

  • Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study  title=
    Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study

    People with diabetes are more at risk of deaths from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide, than non-diabetics, a study has found.

  • Health ministry confirms 22 cases of Zika virus in Rajasthan  title=
    Health ministry confirms 22 cases of Zika virus in Rajasthan

    The Health Ministry on Monday confirmed 22 cases of Zika virus in Rajasthan, stressing that precautionary measures are being taken by the Centre followed by daily monitoring.

  • Ayushman Bharat: Over 90,000 people register for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in two weeks  title=
    Ayushman Bharat: Over 90,000 people register for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in two weeks

    Two weeks have passed when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched India's healthcare policy with the name - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Over 90,000 people have already been registered under the scheme and nearly 45,000 people have already availed the benefits from the scheme.

  • WHO vows tighter, broader action against tobacco, industry interference  title=
    WHO vows tighter, broader action against tobacco, industry interference

    The World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled a global strategy on Saturday to scale up the tobacco control agenda over the next few years and to prevent further interference by tobacco industry in public health policies. The strategy, titled the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF), aims to strengthen implementation of the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC), with a roadmap to guide the work of the convention parties, the secretariat and other stakeholders with regards to tobacco control from 2019 to 2025, Xinhua reported. "The adoption of this strategy marks a key milestone in strengthening the FCTC," said Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, head of the WHO FCTC Secretariat. "This strategy provides a very clear path forward, with priorities and objectives to reinforce government policies and accelerate global action for more effective implementation of the tobacco control treaty." The strategy was concluded during the eighth session (COP8) of the FCTC, which brought together over 1,200 participants, including delegations from 148 parties to the global tobacco control treaty and representatives of UN agencies, other intergovernmental organisations and civil society. They also agreed to maximize transparency to protect FCTC related sessions and proceedings from the intrusion of tobacco industry representatives and interests. "More than ever, we need to stay the course and strengthen our commitment to ensure that FCTC efforts to protect and promote public health and sustainable development are not hijacked by the tobacco industry," Costa e Silva said. "We must yield no ground to the tobacco industry." To prevent further interference by tobacco industry in public health policies, the strategy requires parties to the treaty to protect national public health policies "from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry." In addition to tighter control actions, the parties also addressed the need for tobacco control efforts to integrate strategies to combat the destructive impacts of tobacco on the environment and sustainable development. Since it came into force in 2005, the FCTC has resulted in national strategies and legislation that have introduced health warning on packages of tobacco and comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. As the only existing global intergovernmental meeting exclusively devoted to tobacco control, the FCTC COP has served as a platform for policy formulation and the adoption of implementation mechanisms by the parties to the convention.

  • Vitamin D supplements do not boost bone health: Lancet  title=
    Vitamin D supplements do not boost bone health: Lancet

    Intake of Vitamin D supplements does not prevent fractures or falls, or improve bone mineral density in adults, especially in women, claimed a new Lancet study.