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Vulnerable sections likely to bear brunt of global warming

New Delhi, Nov. 11 -- An increase in the global temperature of more than 1.5 degree Celsius over the pre-industrial levels will put the world at risk of severe heatwaves, heavy rainfall, frequent extr... Read More


Patients lose out as central govt plan doesn't cover all surgeries

New Delhi, Nov. 10 -- Poor patients who need organ and bone marrow transplantation, spinal surgeries, and revision surgeries for faulty joints have become ineligible to get funds from medical- assista... Read More


Lok Nayak to shut four 'unsafe' OTs at its general surgery dept from Dec 1

New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- Delhi government's biggest tertiary care hospital, Lok Nayak, has announced that four operation theatres (OTs) for planned general surgeries would be shut from December 1 in "publ... Read More


Study: Planetary diet too costly for Indians

New Delhi, Nov. 8 -- Nearly one in four people in the world can't afford the planetary diet that was recommended by the EAT Lancet Commission last January. According to a study conducted by the Inter... Read More


Study: Planetary diet too costly for Indians

India, Nov. 8 -- Nearly one in four people in the world can't afford the planetary diet that was recommended by the EAT Lancet Commission last January. According to a study conducted by the Internati... Read More


Pollution makes kids vulnerable to lung infections

New Delhi, Nov. 7 -- The morning after Diwali, 21-month-old Nyonika had to be rushed to hospital because of incessant coughing throughout the night. She was breathless and had chest congestion. "She ... Read More


Pollution makes children susceptible to respiratory infections: doctors

New Delhi, Nov. 7 -- The morning after Diwali, 21-month-old Nyonika had to be rushed to hospital because of incessant coughing throughout the night. She was breathless and had chest congestion. "She ... Read More


40% rise in patients needing critical care when pollution peaks

New Delhi, Nov. 5 -- The number of patients with acute respiratory symptoms who seek emergency care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, goes up by up to 40% when the polluti... Read More


Even the good days in Delhi are bad for the lungs, Aiims study

New Delhi, Nov. 5 -- The number of patients with acute respiratory symptoms who seek emergency care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, goes up by up to 40% when the polluti... Read More


Since Diwali night, respiratory illnesses up five-fold at AIIMS

New Delhi, Nov. 4 -- The number of people complaining of severe asthma attacks and other signs of respiratory distress has gone up almost five times over the past week at the All India Institute of Me... Read More