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People register for the Covid shot at a vaccination centre set up at a Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh | Representational image | Bloomberg

Digital technology can help us address five key sources of health inequity. Here’s how

Health inequity does not have a single cause. It's the amalgamation of structural and procedural dimensions that benefits some and marginalises others.
A sign at the site of the former World Trade Center in New York City, on 11 September 2006 | Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images/Pool via Bloomberg

20 years on, 9/11 responders are still sick and dying

More than 91,000 workers and volunteers were exposed to a range of hazards during the rescue, recovery and clean-up operations.
Microplastics in a river | Laboratory of Dr Lance Yonkos/Chesapeake Bay Program

We are consuming up to 5 gms of plastic every week – in our water, apples, fish, beer

Life is plastic, it’s not fantastic — microplastics are everywhere and in everything we consume.
The late bureaucrat Keshav Desiraju

Erudite, articulate soft spoken but Keshav Desiraju was not afraid to speak his mind

Desiraju had been instrumental in getting gutkha banned in the country. The Mental Healthcare Act 2017, passed long after he had left the ministry of health, was his baby.
Representational image | Pexel

Steep rise in heart disease risk among women as more take up full time work: Swiss study

Researchers claim ‘alarming’ rise in women reporting non-traditional risk factors for heart disease, such as work stress, sleep disorders, and fatigue.

Going to school after cancer treatment — My son’s brave journey

In ‘Blaze’, Nidhi Poddar and Sushil Poddar write about their son Divyansh Atman who was diagnosed with blood cancer and his tough journey.
Indian food on banana leaf

How can Indians live longer? We need the Blue Zone diet

An average Indian diet is unhealthy. Even rich Indians don’t eat right.
Samosas frying in oil

Canola, soybean, sunflower oil are better than ghee or butter? Not really

Industrially processed seed oils used in most Indian kitchens have been called ‘heart healthy’. But new studies are concerning scientists and nutritionists.

Health coach and lifestyle influencer Vinayak Veer to focus on ‘Ironman triathlon’

Vinayak Veer. who completed his studies of sports medicine from the American College of Sports and Medicine (ACSM) with distinction, has made a significant impact on the sports and health industries of India
Birds fly over the Quito Glacier on Greenwich Island, Antarctica

Top 3 global risks now are climate action failure, biodiversity loss, infectious diseases

Businesses have a vital role to play in fighting biodiversity loss and ensuring continued ecosystem services such as clean water, food security etc.

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Farmhands operate a thresher while harvesting a wheat field in the Panipat district of Haryana | Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

Kharif output estimated to hit record 150.50 million tonne this year, Modi govt says

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the bumper crop is being achieved on account of 'tireless hard work of farmers and scientists besides farmer-friendly govt policies'.

Defence

Air Marshal VR Chaudhari | Twitter/@PIB_India

Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Chaudhari, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will take charge after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria on 30 Sept, the defence ministry said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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