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10th November, 2017
People training for the Half Marathon are at risk of acute cardiovascular events
Dr KK Aggarwal
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for the immediate cancellation of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7.00 a.m. because of the prevailing ‘very poor’ to ‘severe’ air quality in the Delhi-NCR region. The AQI in many areas in the national capital has crossed 999. This is a public health emergency.
 
Runners or those who exercise outdoors in conditions of air pollution are especially at a greater risk of inhaling toxic air pollutants.
 
Some physiological changes that occur during exercise may aggravate the harmful effects of air pollution on health. Breathing becomes faster and deeper during exercise or running. The increased respiratory minute ventilation means people inhale more of toxic pollutants. Changeover to mouth breathing from nasal breathing means the nasal filtration mechanism is bypassed.
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Annual HCFI Awards 2017 presented under various categories for noteworthy contribution in the field of healthcare
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New Delhi, 09 November 2017: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading National NGO committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation, organized the annual HCFI Awards 2017 on 9th November 2017. These awards are given to eminent personalities for their selfless contribution in promoting healthcare in the country. The award ceremony was followed by a felicitation of the schools that participated in the recently concluded Perfect Health Mela 2017.
 
The event also featured the launch of a video on the HCFI - ONGC Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan. ONGC has taken its Swacch Bharat Abhiyan to many parts of the country already. The public health awareness video prepared in collaboration with HCFI highlighted the intrinsic relationship between a clean environment and a healthy nation.
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