Women in Kerala live 10 years longer than women in Uttar Pradesh

The first comprehensive analysis of the health of India’s 1.34 billion citizens has been published on November 14 in The Lancet. The study estimates the key drivers of ill health, disability, and premature death in all 29 States. It has analysed 333 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factor trends for each State between 1990 … Continue reading Women in Kerala live 10 years longer than women in Uttar Pradesh

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Over 3 million premature deaths in India in 2013, says study

In 2013, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, household air pollution from solid fuels, unsafe water sources and smoking were the top avoidable risks associated with health loss and a significant amount of disease burden among Indians in both sexes. Of the five top risks, high blood pressure, diabetes and household air pollution from solid … Continue reading Over 3 million premature deaths in India in 2013, says study

Editorial: A worthwhile programme

Published in The Hindu on December 31, 2009 The National Biomass Cookstove Initiative launched recently will for the first time put the user at the centre of the efforts to develop improved chulhas. The programme that was started in 1986, and discontinued in 2002, aimed at providing improved chulhas to reduce indoor pollution and fuel … Continue reading Editorial: A worthwhile programme