About 85% of diabetes patients can be cured: It should take 21 days to change life style

Oasis Movement, a Vadodara-based NGO, has claimed that it is scientifically proven that diabetes can be cured. It has taken up an awareness campaign towards this end. An Oasis note: “When I was active in my physiotherapy practice, I came across a patient whose half of the body was paralyzed. While taking the case history … More About 85% of diabetes patients can be cured: It should take 21 days to change life style

Pollution-related deaths: India among the top ten because of industrial, urban growth, poor sanitation

Excerpts from the report “Pollution and Health Metrics: Global, Regional, and Country Analysis December 2019”, prepared by Global Alliance for Health and Pollution: Pollution is an enormous and poorly addressed health problem. In October 2017, The Lancet Commission on pollution and health quantified the human toll of worldwide pollution—9 million premature deaths a year. The … More Pollution-related deaths: India among the top ten because of industrial, urban growth, poor sanitation

Mercury, a toxic metal, needs to be phased out from dental amalgam fillings

Toxics Link, an Indian environmental not for profit organization, has called upon the authorities to phase out mercury use in dentistry at a roundtable in Ahmedabad, held in December 22. A note by Toxics Link: Mercury, one of the most toxic metals known to mankind, needs to be phased out from dental amalgam fillings, was … More Mercury, a toxic metal, needs to be phased out from dental amalgam fillings

How to help solve mental health problems among students

By Daniela McVicker* How do you know if students are suffering from mental health problems and how to help them when they do? Fortunately, we’re not living in the 1950s anymore. Now, if somebody has mental health issues they are not automatically stigmatized and avoided. At the same time, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine. … More How to help solve mental health problems among students

Why more than 20 countries, including India, have banned the sale of e-cigarette products

By Lorraine Martin, James Reihill* The White House recently announced plans to ban flavoured e-cigarettes – except for tobacco-flavoured products – because of a rise in the number of middle and high school students using these products. A few days later, India’s cabinet approved an emergency order banning the production, import and sale of e-cigarettes. … More Why more than 20 countries, including India, have banned the sale of e-cigarette products

Indonesia is a great example to illustrate importance of local leadership and action to control tobacco

By Shobha Shukla* The 4th Summit of Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Prevention (APCAT) will open in Bogor, Indonesia, on September 25, 2019, which also happens to be World Lung Day. This two-days regional meet is jointly organized by APCAT, Ministry of Health Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia, Bogor City, … More Indonesia is a great example to illustrate importance of local leadership and action to control tobacco

Higher poverty, illiteracy among Muslims explains desire for more children, but situation is changing

By Amitabh Kundu* A reduction in the share of children and an increase in the adult population are important for achieving a high rate of economic growth since it will lead to an increase in the percentage of the working population. The “World Population Prospects 2019” has reported that India’s total fertility rate (TFR) has … More Higher poverty, illiteracy among Muslims explains desire for more children, but situation is changing