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The Impact of Climate Change on the Human Brain: New Research Unveils Disturbing Findings

In a groundbreaking study published in Nature Climate Change, an international team of researchers, spearheaded by the University of Vienna, is delving into an overlooked aspect of climate change—the potential impact on the human brain. Collaborators from prestigious institutions worldwide, including Geneva, New York, Chicago, Washington, Stanford, Exeter in the United Kingdom, and the...
Cancer Treatment

National Cancer Awareness Day: The Role of Lifestyle and Environmental Factors in Preventing Cancer

Cancer, a formidable adversary, touches the lives of millions across the world. In India, the burden of cancer continues to rise, and its impact is deeply felt. However, amidst the sobering statistics and challenges, there is room for hope and proactive measures. While genetics undoubtedly play a role in cancer risk, lifestyle and environmental...

Govt launches campaign to include women in water governance

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India (MoHUA) is launching a progressive initiative "Women for Water, Water for Women Campaign" under its flagship scheme - Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), in partnership with the Ministry's National Urban Livelihood Mission and Odisha Urban Academy as the knowledge partner. This...

The Vegan Wave: Impact of Meat Production on the World and its Effects on Human Health

With veganism gaining more popularity than ever, many people are debating about plant-based diets over meat consumption. The recent years have seen many Indian celebrities like Aamir Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, John Abraham, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Sharaddha Kapoor turn vegan and praise to skies the outcome of their choices. While vegetarianism is...

World Vegan Day: Side effects of vegan diet

Veganism is increasingly gaining popularity. A vegan diet comprises plant-based food, which means, besides non vegetarian products, vegans also refrain from milk and dairy products. Reports claim veganism can help a person lose weight, fight diabetes and generally improve one’s overall health. Well-planned vegan diets follow healthy eating guidelines, and contain all the nutrients that...

World Sight Day 2023: Top Companies Doing CSR for the Visually Impaired

India houses 20% of the world’s visually impaired population, and the largest number of blind children in any country. Experts from Orbis India and Sightsavers say that most of the blindness is preventable, especially in children and teenagers. On World Sight Day 2023, opening up the conversation around CSR for the visually impaired and overall...

World Mental Health Day 2023: Impact of mobile phone addiction on our mental health and the need for digital detox

It can be office work, a game, a viral reel on Instagram, a weight-loss diet recipe from a celebrity influencer, a web series, a television serial episode or a movie scene – one thing is common in all the above – the mobile phone. Yes, we are hooked on to our mobile handsets all...
Dear Zindagi - Mental Health

Mental Health in Indian Cinema: Portrayals, Impact, and Changing Narratives

In the vast and diverse landscape of Indian cinema, mental health has emerged as a compelling and thought-provoking theme. It delves into the depths of human psychology, unravels the intricacies of emotional well-being, and often serves as a mirror reflecting societal stigmas surrounding mental health issues. Over the years, Indian cinema has embarked on...

World Heart Day 2023: Everyday workouts to keep our heart healthy

Heart, the most vital organ of our body which is crucial for our survival. To stay healthy and fit, it is very important to keep our heart healthy. The heart pumps blood across our body, which provides the body with the nutrients and oxygen necessary for functioning. The heart also receives deoxygenated blood carrying...
Cardio Vascular Diseases

World Heart Day: Educating the Next Generation About Heart Health in India

India is undergoing a health transition. With a significant increase in lifestyle-related diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases, it is crucial to empower the youth with knowledge and skills to make informed choices for a heart-healthy future. Let us explore the importance of educating India's youth about heart health, the initiatives being taken to promote awareness,...

Air Quality Early Warning System to alert Mumbaikars and Kolkatans about air pollution

Residents of Mumbai and Kolkata can now be alert of poor air quality in advance, all thanks to the Air Quality Early Warning System (AQEWS). This has been developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, to monitor and share real-time and forecasted data on PM2.5 and PM10 pollutant levels across the...
Food Waste

National Nutrition Week: Food Wastage In India, Its Implications on Nutrition and Sustainability

INDIANS waste as much food as the whole of United Kingdom consumes – a statistic that may not so much indicative of our love of surfeit, as it is of our population. Still, food wastage is an alarming issue in India. Our street and garbage bins, landfills have sufficient proof to prove it. Weddings, canteens,...

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