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25th October 2018
Safe water to drink and safe air to breathe is our right

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Today is the third day of the ongoing 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela. And, we have a series of “infotainment” activities lined up for you.

Clean water and air are essential to life. But, with rising pollution, these basic necessities can no longer be taken for granted.

Air pollution has become a much-talked about topic these days. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants reiterating the need for urgent action to check the dangerously high levels of pollution. What should worry us all is that 14 cities in India, along with our national capital Delhi, are among the 20 most polluted cities in the world with regard to PM2.5 levels in 2016. For PM10 levels also, 13 Indian cities are included among the 20 most-polluted cities of the world in 2016....read more

Top News

Environment ministry launches “Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali” campaign

“Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali” campaign was launched pan-India by Ministry of Environment on Monday keeping in view the detrimental effects of the firecrackers and also the importance of the Diwali festival. This campaign is merged it with “Green Good Deed” movement launched last... read more

More than 4000 cases of dengue this year in Maharashtra

At 4,667, Maharashtra has earned the dubious distinction of recording maximum dengue cases in the country this year, which health activists have blamed on the “collective failure of administration at various levels”. The latest data of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBCP) has revealed that Maharashtra recorded maximum 4,667 dengue cases in... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 25th October 2018

Health is a right and not a privilege: His Holiness Pope Francis and Dr Tedros have both reiterated that health is a right, and should not be a privilege, and share a commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable and marginalized – in both rich and poor countries. Pope Francis and Dr Tedros met in Rome in advance of the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, to take place on ... read more

Practice Updates

People with short apneas and hypopneas at higher mortality risk

How long a person with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) stops breathing may be a better predictor of mortality risk from OSA than the number of times they stop breathing, according to findings from the Sleep Heart Health Study published online Oct. 19, 2018 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The study participants who had short apneas and.... read more


Yoga + CBT improves chances of smoking cessation

BreathEasy, a randomized controlled trial of more than 200 adult smokers showed that those who took part in an 8-week program of smoking-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and twice-a-week sessions of Iyengar yoga had 37% greater odds of achieving smoking abstinence at end of treatment than those who underwent CBT along with general wellness classes. This effect... read more


Dupilumab gets FDA approval as add-on maintenance therapy for moderate-to-severe asthma

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi/Regeneron) as "add-on maintenance therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe asthma aged 12 years and older with an eosinophilic phenotype or with oral corticosteroid-dependent ... read more


Exosomal alpha-synuclein differentiates Parkinson's disease from multiple system atrophy

Results of a pilot study presented at the annual American Neurological Association meeting in Atlanta show that fractions of alpha-synuclein in neuronal and oligodendroglial exosomes were different enough to distinguish Parkinson's from MSA patients with 90% sensitivity and specificity... read more


Childhood obesity increases the risk of slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Compared to a thin child, children with severe obesity at 5 years old had almost 20 times the subsequent risk of developing slipped capital femoral epiphysis, a debilitating hip disease, according to a study published online Oct. 22, 2018 in the journal Pediatrics. Greater the BMI of ... read more

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– the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela

Competitions and events galore for schools and colleges witness participation by over 2700 students  
 
New Delhi, October 2018: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation, organized a plethora of activities for school and college students on the 2nd day of its annual flagship event, the25thMTNL Perfect Health Mela. Among the events were the National Harmony and Eco-Festival, and the National Youth Fest. The Mela is being organized at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Thousands of school and college students participated in the events.

Among the various activities organized during the day were choreography, skit, painting, collage making, instrumental fusion melodies, slogan and poster making, and model demonstration. An emergency training drill that included a live demo of a disaster scenario was also a part of the day’s events. The highlight of the day was a conclave on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and a spiritual inter-faith conference.

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