Today is World Asthma Day. ‘Never too early, never too late. It's always the right time to address airways disease,’ is this year’s theme.

HYDERABAD: In 2017, Telangana could have reported at least 35-40 dengue deaths, most of them from Hyderabad.

Low- and middle-income groups are the worst affected by pollution; 92% of deaths due to pollution occurred in that income group

BENGALURU:One would expect those working in the health directorate to be the most knowledgeable about diseases and their implications.

It has been reported that higher plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes. However the results to date have been mixed and no adequate data based on a cohort are available for the high end of the normal range, above approximately 32 ng/ml or 80 nmol/L.

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The cashless scheme, 'Atal Amrit Abhiyan', will cover 92 per cent of the state's population with annual income below Rs 5 lakh, he said.

Psychiatric disorders, diabetes and hypertension are the top three ailments for which patients have been flooding the main civic-run hospitals, KEM, Sion, Nair and Cooper.

The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) is generating important and often nonintuitive information about the prevalence, incidence, morbidity, and mortality of the world’s major communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). An emerging narrative from the GBD is the gradual ascendency of the NCDs, especially among the world’s large low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). But with regards to the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), we have also seen how these chronic and debilitating infections of poverty might also account for a high percentage of the global disease burden.

Physical inactivity is an important cause of noncommunicable diseases. Interventions can increase short-term physical activity (PA), but health benefits require maintenance. Few interventions have evaluated PA objectively beyond 12 months. We followed up two pedometer interventions with positive 12-month effects to examine objective PA levels at 3–4 years.

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In view of the linkages between food and NCDs, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working for necessary policies and practices aimed at promoting good food, especially among schoolchildren.

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