The doctors from the city also echoed similar opinions.

The third UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on Sept 27, 2018, will review national and global progress towards the prevention and control of NCDs, and provide an opportunity to renew, reinforce, and enhance commitments to reduce their burden. NCD Countdown 2030 is an independent collaboration to inform policies that aim to reduce the worldwide burden of NCDs, and to ensure accountability towards this aim. In 2016, an estimated 40·5 million (71%) of the 56·9 million worldwide deaths were from NCDs.

About 33.6% of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) (DALYs) could be attributed to ambient air pollution, 25.8% to household air pollution and 21% to smoking.

Disability adjusted life years or DALYs are years of healthy life lost to premature death and suffering.

India has 18% of the global population and an increasing burden of chronic respiratory diseases. However, a systematic understanding of the distribution of chronic respiratory diseases and their trends over time is not readily available for all of the states of India. Our aim was to report the trends in the burden of chronic respiratory diseases and the heterogeneity in their distribution in all states of India between 1990 and 2016.

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Air pollution shortens human lives by more than a year, according to a new study from a team of leading environmental engineers and public health researchers.

The worsening air pollution at Anand Rao Circle following increase in high-rise buildings, prompted the board to install the first air quality monitoring station there in 1983.

The capital witnessed 981 deaths due to Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) from 2013 to 2017.

Jaipur: Rajasthan has used only 12% of the allocation of fund for District Mineral Foundation (DMF), a trust to work for the interest and benefit of persons and areas affected by mining related ope