One in four children in the age group of 13-15 years in India suffer from depression, which affects 86 million people in South-East Asia region, the WHO said.

Long term cigarette smoking is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Smoking influences the tone of the autonomic nervous system as reflected by Heart Rate Variability. The present study aimed at studying the effect of cigarette smoking and its cessation for 1 week on HRV.

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Aurangabad: The number of tuberculosis patients in the district has been increasing steadily, though marginally, every year, raising a question mark over the administration's approach towards deali

A landmark court ruling tightening control of tobacco in Kenya is being seen as a model to how the rest of Africa can fight the tobacco industry.

This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives.

This monograph, a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and WHO, examines the current research and evidence base surrounding the economics of tobacco control—including tobacco use, tobacco growing, manufacturing and trade, tobacco product taxes and prices, and tobacco control policies and other interventions to reduce tobacco use a

RNA silencing is an adaptive, inducible antiviral defence mechanism in the host against invading viruses. The adaptive antiviral function is characterized by the formation of virus-derived small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) during viral infection. As a counter defense strategy, a number of plant viruses evolve viral suppressors to target antiviral silencing.

With millions of people in Africa predicted to die from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO), African Region has supported countries to carry out surveys to identify the main causes of this rising trend.

Researchers in the US, led by one of Indian origin, have developed a genetic manipulation technique that results in more efficient use of sunlight in photosynthesis by plants.

Despite majority of the districts in the state being declared a tobacco-free zone, there has been an upsurge in cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the region.

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