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Urban India has a huge Vitamin D deficiency problem as people hide from the sun

Doctors say at least 80% of urban population suffers from deficiency of Vitamin D, vital for absorption of calcium. Its deficiency makes the body vulnerable to diseases such as cancer.
A child sleeps by its mother at the post delivery ward in a health center in Jindh |Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

New Harvard data mapping health in India’s constituencies is now powering ThePrint’s My543

The data, which is now available on ThePrint’s My543 project, will help Indians vote better by showing them how their MPs have fared.
Representational image | Pixabay

European regulator finds cancer-causing element in diabetes medicines made in India

European Medicines Agency tells Hyderabad-based Hetero Labs to test its diabetes medicine pioglitazone for “low levels” of cancer-causing substance in them.
Pesticide application | Commons

Modern agricultural methods may end up killing us more than cancer

Indiscriminate use of fungicides in agriculture & food production is perhaps the reason for a sudden rise in drug-resistant infections.
Bendre joins a growing tribe of celebrities who are shunning layers of secrecy and speaking out about their illnesses | Kamal Singh/PTI

Rishi Kapoor to Sharad Pawar: Why Bollywood wants to talk about cancer and politicians don’t

Indians don't seem particularly keen on politicians who wear their vulnerabilities on their starched kurta sleeves.
The pelvic mesh is used to support the abnormal descent of the pelvis in women

What’s the surgical pelvic mesh India is looking to ban, and why it’s risky

With India reviewing its stand on pelvic mesh after a US ban on the product, ThePrint explains what the implant device is and its health hazards.

Now, study on Americans links eating breakfast to lower risk of stroke

The research, conducted on Americans aged 40 to 75 years, has been described as the first-ever study on the link between breakfast and deaths caused by heart disease.
The pelvic mesh is used to support the abnormal descent of the pelvis in women

Sales of pelvic surgical mesh for women could be stopped in India after US ban

The US FDA stopped the sale of the surgical mesh, used to treat the abnormal descent of the pelvis in women, due to a rise in adverse complaints.   
A woman in Uttar Pradesh cooks on a LPG-connected stove | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Modi govt schemes on LPG, power could save India 2.7 lakh lives each year: IIT study

Led by IIT-Delhi researchers, the study dwells on the impact of government schemes such as Ujjwala on curbing outdoor pollution.
Medicines | PxHere

These common antibiotics have new side-effects & will now come with warnings

India's drug watchdog tells manufacturers of Cefixime, Cefotaxime, Ofloxacin and 4 other drugs to ensure warnings on leaflets in drug packets. 

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.