India has 81 lakh fewer tobacco users now than it did in 2010, with tobacco use falling by six percentage points in the past seven years, according to the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS).

New app to allow data collection on vulnerable areas, fines issued and fogging

“The DBCs have been collecting data on paper registers since 1996 but we did not develop a micro plan to cover each and every house on regular and fixed intervals.

The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing worldwide.1 Epidemiologic studies have identified high body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) as a risk factor for an expanding set of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease,2,3 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease,2 many cancers,4 and an array of musculoskeletal disorders.5,6 As the global health community works to develop treatments and prevention policies to address obesity, timely information about levels of high BMI and health effects at the population level is

Children are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in cars because exposure to toxic air is often far higher inside than outside vehicles, a former government chief scientific adviser has wa

Despite a huge potential, the District Mineral Foundation (DMF), instituted with the aim of ensuring benefit sharing for mining-affected people, has several shortfalls on various fronts, finds the

The latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey finds tobacco users have reduced by 81 lakh, and that pictorial warnings are very effective

“India is responsible for 20 per cent of all pneumonia deaths, which is nearly 3.5 lakh.

As Mumbai reported two more swine flu deaths in the past 10 days — a 32-year-old pregnant woman from Dharavi and a 2-year-old child — taking the toll to seven, it is a case of delayed diagnosis and

District laboratory is the sole authority to confirm dengue cases: DHO