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Five Easy Ways To Protect Yourself From Air Pollution

Five Easy Ways To Protect Yourself From Air Pollution
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Air pollution, a silent killer, can have both short term and long term effects on health, but these can be curtailed through some easy steps
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Toxic Froth At Chennai’s Marina Beach, Even As Experts Voice Concern Visitors ‘Enjoy’ The View

Toxic Froth At Chennai’s Marina Beach, Even As Experts Voice Concern Visitors ‘Enjoy’ The View
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According to experts, the thick froth on the Marina beach was a result of the Adyar River’s water getting mixed with untreated sewage, resulting in the toxic white foam-like substance at the shore
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Tiny Blockage Between Life And Death: Sanitation Workers In India Face Grim Working Conditions, Reveals A New Report

Tiny Blockage Between Life And Death: Sanitation Workers In India Face Grim Working Conditions, Reveals A New Report
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According to a new report published by NGO WaterAid, sanitation workers often come into direct contact with human waste, working with no equipment or protection, which exposes them to a wide variety of health hazards and disease
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Deprived Of Toilets For The Longest Time, Residents Of Ludhiana In Punjab Witness A Sanitation Revolution

Deprived Of Toilets For The Longest Time, Residents Of Ludhiana In Punjab Witness A Sanitation Revolution
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In 2014, the same year Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Bharti Foundation started an initiative – ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’ to build toilets and improve rural household sanitation facilities in Punjab
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How Air Pollution Impacts Pregnant Women And Foetus

How Air Pollution Impacts Pregnant Women And Foetus
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Air pollution may contribute to the development of asthma in children, low birth weight and pre-term birth, and neurological or cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease
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Swasth Report of Telangana: India’s Youngest State Outperforms The Country In Most Health Indicators

Swasth Report of Telangana: India’s Youngest State Outperforms The Country In Most Health Indicators
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Be it child mortality, malnutrition, anaemia among women and children or diarrhoea, Telangana outdid the overall country’s performance in tackling these health issues
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Fighting The Silent Killer: Five Food Items To Reduce The Impact Of Air Pollution

Fighting The Silent Killer: Five Food Items To Reduce The Impact Of Air Pollution
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One of the simplest ways to fortify yourself from the effect of air pollution is by including anti-oxidants in your diet and drinking plenty of water
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Swasth Report Of Andhra Pradesh: Improved Health Indicators Make Andhra The Second Healthiest State In India

Swasth Report Of Andhra Pradesh: Improved Health Indicators Make Andhra The Second Healthiest State In India
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Andhra Pradesh has managed to bring down the prevalence of child underweight and mortality rates, it still needs to improve its performance in prevalence of Anaemia among women and increase in deaths due to diarrhoea
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Can India Be A ‘Plastic-Free Country’ By 2022?

Can India Be A ‘Plastic-Free Country’ By 2022?
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India generates approximately 25,000 to 30,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day out of which around 10,556 tonnes of plastic waste per day remains uncollected and by default littered in the environment
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A 10-year-old Deer In Thailand Dies After Choking On 7 Kilos Of Plastic Waste

A 10-year-old Deer In Thailand Dies After Choking On 7 Kilos Of Plastic Waste
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A total of 7 kilos of plastic waste ranging from coffee bags, instant noodle flavoring bag, plastic bags, to straw was found in a dead deer’s stomach near Khun Sathan National Park in Thailand
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5 Foods To Eliminate Iron Deficiency Anaemia

5 Foods To Eliminate Iron Deficiency Anaemia
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Iron and folic acid (IFA) supplements are one of the common ways to eliminate iron deficiency anaemia, but here are some superfoods rich in iron that can do wonders if added to diet
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One In Every Four Men In India Has Anaemia: Lancet Study

One In Every Four Men In India Has Anaemia: Lancet Study
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The Lancet Global Health Journal highlights the disease burden of Anaemia among men in India, says, “One in four men in India suffers from Anaemia”
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How Did This Chhattisgarh District Become The ‘Breastfeeding Champion’ Of The Country

How Did This Chhattisgarh District Become The ‘Breastfeeding Champion’ Of The Country
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Chhattisgarh's Surguju district was once trapped in myths and disbeliefs related to breastfeeding, as women there lacked awareness about the practice. Here's what changed and how Surguju became the breastfeeding champion
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Swasth Report Of Himachal Pradesh: Making A Steady Progress Himachal Improves In Malnutrition Under 5 Status

Swasth Report Of Himachal Pradesh: Making A Steady Progress Himachal Improves In Malnutrition Under 5 Status
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In a span of 10 years, Himachal Pradesh has shown commendable improvement in infant mortality rate, under 5 mortality rate, and cases of malnutrition among children as per National Family Health Survey 4 (2015-16)
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