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Chandigarh Govt school students to be educated at Health Education Centre

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Chandigarh administration is coming up with a Health Education Centre for government school students in the Union Territory. The Chandigarh Health Education Centre (CHEC) will be set up in the Government Model High School, Sector 22, and is expected to be operational by December this year. The project is a joint...

Are Non-Stick Pans Increasing Your Hospital Bills?

Health concerns and chronic illnesses in Indian have been at a consistant rise and maybe it is time to straighten your back and start thinking about how and why is it that the land of Yoga and home cooking has taken a u-turn when it comes to leading a healthier lifestyle. Is it simply...

World Food Safety Day 2024 – Are Indians eating poisonous fruits?

Fruits and vegetables comprise a major portion of Indian diet, especially, those which belong to the season. We are often advised not to consume fruits and vegetables which are not in season because they come from the cold storage and are not as fresh. However, if advised to avoid eating seasonal fruits, we will...

India’s Top 3 Most Notorious Street Foods: A Grave Concern for Public Health

Indian street food, irrespective of its cross over with other cuisines is a cuisine in itself. Tourists travel miles for the taste a particular stall offers in the nook of a remote lane in India. But most recently, these very delicacies of India have scared not just Indians but the whole world. Too many...

BJP’s Promises for Environmental Reforms in India

As India marks World Environment Day, the recent election results have stirred a sense of anticipation, coupled with skepticism, regarding the promised environmental reforms. While the electorate's concern for sustainability is evident, there remains a palpable gap between political pledges and tangible action on the ground. The ruling party's manifesto paints a promising picture of...

World Bicycle Day 2024: Health Benefits of riding a bicycle

Cycling is a very enjoyable exercise which makes a person relaxed and happy. It is a low impact aerobic exercise which anybody belonging to any age group can do. Cycling does not cost you a bomb and is also a great way to contribute to environmental conservation as it is a sustainable activity. Every year,...

Learn how to quit smoking on World No-Tobacco Day 2024

Are you a smoker? Are you planning to quit smoking for a long time but unable to leave it altogether? Are you wondering how to achieve the ‘no smoking’ goal? ‘World No-Tobacco Day’ is observed on 31st May every year to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it...

Govt’s mental health helpline Tele MANAS received over 1 million calls since inception

Government of India’s National Tele-Mental Health Programme has achieved a significant milestone, with the number of calls it has received since its launch in October 2022 seeking mental health support. The programme has received over 1 million (10 lakh) calls on its Tele-MANAS toll-free number, and is receiving an average of 3,500 calls per...
All Eyes on Rafah

Why Have More Than 35 Million People Shared “All Eyes on Rafah” on Social Media?

“All Eyes on Rafah” is one of the biggest social media trends the world has seen. But it is not a mere trend, it is a wakeup call where humans are finally standing up for other humans. In the midst of the ongoing Israel - Palestine conflict, Rafah is a small place in southern...

Menstrual Hygiene Day: Top CSR projects working towards menstrual health and hygiene in India

Menstruation is a natural phenomenon that every woman goes through. However, lack of proper knowledge about menstrual hygiene is a major issue for women living in slum areas. It often leads to poor hygiene, infections, and other health problems, further exacerbating their struggles and hampering their overall progress. Even though we are progressing as a...
Hypertension

Understanding Hypertension: Top FAQs Answered for World Hypertension Day

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a global health concern that affects millions of individuals. Despite its prevalence, many people remain unaware of its risks, causes, and management strategies. World Hypertension Day, observed on May 17th each year, aims to raise awareness about this silent yet dangerous condition. This day serves as...
Dengue

National Dengue Day 2024: Leading Vaccine Candidates Make Strides Toward Availability

National Dengue Day is observed every year on May 16th to raise awareness about this dangerous mosquito-borne viral disease that impacts millions globally. As we observe the day this year, promising new vaccines in development bring hope for better prevention and control of Dengue, globally. National Dengue Day highlights dengue's severe and growing global health...

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