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China, India record maximum number of deaths by air pollution

04 Apr 2019

China, India record maximum number of deaths by air pollution

According to a report published by Health Effects Institute (HEI), headquartered in Boston, US, air pollution took over 12 lakh lives each in India and China in 2017.

Fearing controversy, Allahabad University students shut 'suicide letter writing competition'

20 Feb 2019

Fearing controversy, Allahabad University students shut 'suicide letter writing competition'

Recently, reports emerged that some Allahabad University students had organized a suicide letter writing competition.

Report: Alarming increase in cancer, heart disease-related deaths among Indians

13 Sep 2018

Report: Alarming increase in cancer, heart disease-related deaths among Indians

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2016 published in The Lancet, there has been an alarming increase in the occurrence of heart diseases, strokes, diabetes and cancers in the last 25 years in India.

Study says there's absolutely nothing healthy about alcohol

27 Aug 2018

Study says there's absolutely nothing healthy about alcohol

In what is being claimed to be one of the most important studies on the effects of alcohol, researchers have found that no amount of drinking is beneficial to health.

Air pollution cutting Indians' lives short by over 1.5yrs: Study

23 Aug 2018

Air pollution cutting Indians' lives short by over 1.5yrs: Study

Ambient air pollution shortens an average Indian's life by over 1.5 years, say scientists who suggest better air quality could lead to a significant extension of human lifespan around the world.

Delhi saw a whopping 15,000 pollution-related deaths in 2016

13 Jul 2018

Delhi saw a whopping 15,000 pollution-related deaths in 2016

If you thought the capital's pollution problem is no big deal, think again. As many as 15,000 people died in 2016 alone due to diseases associated with fine particulate matter (PM), researchers have found.

India ranks a lowly 145th in healthcare access and quality

23 May 2018

India ranks a lowly 145th in healthcare access and quality

A new study has reinforced a widely-known fact: that healthcare in India needs drastic improvement.

Smoking Kills: One in 10 global deaths due to smoking

07 Apr 2017

Smoking Kills: One in 10 global deaths due to smoking

Smoking caused more than one in 10 deaths globally in 2015, according to a study sponsored by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and published in 'The Lancet' medical journal.

Acid rain increasing due to pollution

04 Mar 2017

Acid rain increasing due to pollution

India's Meteorological Department and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology have stated that increasing levels of atmospheric pollution in India have led to acidification of rains.

2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution

19 Feb 2017

2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution

A study published in the medical journal The Lancet, said that over a million Indians die every year due to air pollution. This equates to an average of two deaths a minute.

WHO report on pollution in India alarming

18 Feb 2017

WHO report on pollution in India alarming

Report titled 'State of Global Air 2017' claimed that 1 million deaths in 2015 in India were attributable to pollution.

Indian tops global ozone pollution deaths

15 Feb 2017

Indian tops global ozone pollution deaths

India has fared second worst in the world in the total number of deaths attributed to air pollution. Only China has worse statistics than India.

Greenpeace: 1.6 million pollution deaths in India, China

04 Dec 2016

Greenpeace: 1.6 million pollution deaths in India, China

A report released by Greenpeace states that 1.6 million people in India and China died due to pollution caused by fossil fuels in 2015.