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68% of child deaths in India due to malnutrition, says study

-The Telegraph The study says that even though malnutrition has come down over the years, it is still the leading cause of death among children below five years in India New Delhi: Malnutrition is still the cause of 68 per cent deaths in children under five years in India, a study done jointly by Indian and international agencies has revealed. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet, examined the period from...

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'Air pollution cause of 1 in 8 deaths'

-The Hindu Study says 26% of global premature death and disease burden by air pollution occurs in India India, with 18% of the world’s population, has a disproportionately high 26% of the global premature deaths and disease burden due to air pollution. Moreover, one in eight deaths in India was attributable to air pollution in India in 2017, making it a leading risk factor for death. This is according to the first comprehensive...

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A silent emergency -Oommen C Kurian

-The Indian Express Rising cases of leprosy among Adivasis call for urgent public action. India officially eliminated Leprosy in 2005 by bringing the Prevalence Rate below 1/10000 at the national level. However, the National Health Policy 2017 (NHP), which will guide the health policy direction of the country over the next decade or so, still has elimination of Leprosy as a national level target. It is highly unlikely that India achieves elimination...

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Courts can see House reports

-The Telegraph New Delhi: A five-judge Supreme Court constitution bench on Wednesday ruled that parliamentary standing committee reports can be examined by courts for evidence evaluation, rejecting the Centre's argument that it would be a breach of parliamentary privileges and an encroachment into the domain of the legislature. The apex court, however, said "admissibility of a parliamentary committee report in evidence does not mean facts stated in the report stand proved", as...

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Countrywide screening for a 'silent killer'

-The Telegraph 300,000 indians to be checked for high blood pressure in global drive New Delhi: A nationwide public health campaign will seek to screen more than 300,000 people across India for high blood pressure this month as part of a second global initiative to detect undiagnosed hypertension, a disorder doctors often call a "silent killer". The campaign, called May Measurement Month 2018 and launched on Wednesday, will highlight the need for timely...

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