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Indoor Air Pollution : The Air I Breathe

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Alice Tembe, Citizen News Service - CNS The impact of indoor air quality, on airborne infections is often ignored or unknown even though it relates to the health of our lungs—one of the most vital organ of or bodies. Indoor air pollution arising out of inhaling solid cooking fuel smoke directly caused 3.5 million premature deaths in 2010 and 1.3 million children under 5 years of age died from pneumonia in 2 ...

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5 years survival after lung cancer treatment remains low

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Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS Lung cancer is lurking around along with known risk factors such as tobacco smoke. Although with recent advancements in medical science 5 years survival rate for other forms of cancer has increased considerably yet the same remains as low as 14% for lung cancer patients since past two decades. Professor (Dr) Rajendra Prasad, Director of Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Inst ...

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Clean cookstoves save lives, promote health

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Three billion people around the world still cook their daily meals with wood, charcoal, coal and other forms of solid fuel. According to the latest Global Burden of Disease update released in December 2012, resulting health impacts lead to four million deaths annually which after high blood pressure, alcohol and tobacco is the greatest killer in the world. In India at least over a million people died each y ...

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Breathe in… breathe out…

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Carolyn Kavita Tauro, Citizen News Service - CNS As we stand at a pedestrian crossing or walk by a bridge, and a vehicle passes by, letting out a cloud of smoke in our face, our immediate reaction is to fan it away with our hands. We are also quick to give the driver of the vehicle a stare and even make a comment about how unclean and unsafe the air in the atmosphere around us is. That would be the air outd ...

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Scaling up natural fertility awareness methods increases access to family planning

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Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS If women and girls, and their male partners where possible, are aware of fertility cycle, then it is very likely to increase access to existing family planning services, improve communication between partners, and help them prevent unintended pregnancies and space childbirths. Natural fertility awareness methods such as Standard Days Method (SDM) have proven to be ...

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1st Computer Assisted Tumor Navigation Surgery in India

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India -- Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd, The Specialist in Cancer Care, organized a press conference on performing the 1st Computer Assisted Tumor Navigation Surgery for bone cancer in India. The CATS was performed on Shreyas, 19 year old engineering student, diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, tumor weighing 900 grams and 20 centimeters in length, the size of a baseball. CATS technology i ...

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BGS Global Hospitals Hosts First of its Kind Innovative Collaborative Workshop in the Country

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India. BGS Global Hospitals hosted the first of its kind "iENT Conference and Live Surgical Symposium" that brought together 2 specialties - ENT and Ophthalmology early this week. Through this program, BGS Global Hospitals provided a unique platform to bring together Otolaryngologists and ophthalmologists, facilitate mutual knowledge sharing between the two branches and thus having far ...

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Safe air should be there for all of us to share

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Shobha Shukla Air, water and food are the 3 basic essentials (in that order) to sustain human life. One can stay without water and food for long periods but not without oxygen laden clean air even for a few moments. So breathing fresh air is essential to let us live to eat and drink and be merry. While we have the wherewithal to monitor and control the quality of what we eat or drink by using boiled/filtere ...

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Tailor ARV-based HIV prevention strategies in local contexts: Report

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Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS To make an impact on new HIV infections globally, antiretroviral (ARV)-based HIV prevention strategies need to be closely tailored to local contexts and cultures, according to a new report released by RAND Europe and AIDS Foundation of Chicago. "Mapping Pathways: Developing Evidence-Based, People-Centred Strategies for the Use of Antiretrovirals as Prevention provi ...

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For some men, staying in shape may override body weight

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(Health.com) -- Men who carry around a few extra pounds may be able to offset the health risks of being overweight by staying -- or getting -- in shape, even if they don't manage to shed those pounds, a new study suggests. "Fitness over time may be more important than fatness, when it comes to survival," says Marc Gillinov, M.D., a heart surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio, who was not involved in the ...

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