This report showcases the state of inequality in Indonesia, drawing from the latest available data across 11 health topics (53 health indicators), and eight dimensions of inequality.

Thirty per cent of all premature deaths in the country are due to air pollution.

Although childhood overweight and obesity prevalence has increased substantially worldwide in the past three decades, scarce evidence exists for effective preventive strategies. The researchers aimed to establish whether a school-based intervention for children aged 9–10 years would prevent excessive weight gain after 24 months.

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Diabetes and high body-mass index (BMI) are associated with increased risk of several cancers, and are increasing in prevalence in most countries. Researchers estimated the cancer incidence attributable to diabetes and high BMI as individual risk factors and in combination, by country and sex.

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Experts say foods high in salt, sugar and fat are leading to rise in such ailments

NEW DELHI: Highlighting major links between environment and health, a study released here on Monday held lifestyle diseases like obesity, mental health, cancer and heart diseases to count a few, as

Lifestyle diseases or non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for more than 61 per cent of all deaths in India.

Whether it is heart diseases, respiratory illnesses, cancer, obesity or food allergies, emerging research reveals that the rise in their incidences is due to environmental factors—rapid urbanisation, air pollution and changes in diet—rather than your genes.

The new report from Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released yesterday held lifestyle diseases like obesity, mental health, cancer and heart diseases to count a few, as the major killers in India. Revealing the links of air pollution with mental diseases, it stated that air pollution is responsible for 30 per cent of premature deaths in India while every third child in Delhi has impaired lungs.

KOCHI: The health policy introduced by the state government envisages several instrumental changes in the health sector in Kerala.

The bill providing for the implementation of a tax on sugary beverages — the health promotion levy — was passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday.

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