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Centre asks states to ensure clean drinking water for all

The Indian Standard for safe drinking water provides the requirements and the methods of sampling, testing for drinking water.

20 May 2017 1:18 AM

Free incubators save lives of premature babies in Indonesia

Indonesia has the fifth greatest number of premature births of any nation in the world, at 675,700 a year, according to the WHO.

15 May 2017 10:36 AM

DisCourse: Act now or vanish into thin air

A look at successful examples around the world at a time when increasing levels of pollution offer both challenges & opportunities in India.

07 May 2017 2:26 AM

Reclaiming water in the arsenic zone

At Madhusudan Kati, the Sulabh Drinking Water project converts pond water into safe drinking water and is sold at 50 paise per litre.

02 May 2017 1:40 AM

Mystic Mantra: Living with the ‘black dog’

The modern man is done with the past culture and thinking, he needs something greater and higher to evolve within his being.

18 Apr 2017 12:15 AM


Don’t let depression slow you down, seek help

To address issues around prejudice and discrimination and continuing stigma associated with mental illnes.

11 Apr 2017 1:52 AM

25 per cent in 13-15 age group in India are depressed: WHO

WHO said that in 2012 the estimated suicide rate per 1 lakh people in India (15–29 years) was 35.5.

07 Apr 2017 3:14 AM

Smoking to kill 8 million people a year by 2030

It is responsible for likely over $1 trillion in health care costs and lost productivity each year.

10 Jan 2017 9:02 AM

Africa battles rise in lifestyle diseases

While the tobacco, alcohol and food industries have had to adapt to growing health-consciousness in the West.

21 Dec 2016 2:45 AM

Lack of funds affecting Malaria progress says WHO

There were still 212 million new cases and 429,000 deaths last year, 43 percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa weren't protected

13 Dec 2016 9:08 AM


Putting millions of infants to health risks

Giving other liquids and fluids and foods to babies less than six months is full of risks.

13 Dec 2016 6:37 AM

WHO’s green signal to HIV self-testing

Today, 40 per cent of all people with HIV (over 14 million) remain unaware of their status.

01 Dec 2016 2:58 AM

Sitharaman pushes for no FDI in tobacco sector

The ministry has proposed to ban FDI in licensing for franchisee, trademark, brand name and management contracts.

24 Nov 2016 12:20 PM