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How your city is designed affects your obesity

Studies show that when cities are designed to provide walkability, bikeability and public transport, then physical activity across the community increases.
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When WHO understates coronavirus risk, you know China’s geopolitics is at play

Politics is well underway even as countries cooperate to tackle coronavirus. And lest you think China is being cornered, remember what it is doing to Taiwan.
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Coronavirus spread not just an epidemic, pseudoscience has made it a ‘misinfo-demic’ too

Although research for a cure is going on at breakneck speed globally, the Modi government is choosing to focus on ayurveda and homoeopathy to prevent coronavirus infection.
Wellthy app is an interactive portal that acts as a personal medical assistant

This app is helping patients make lifestyle changes to deal with diseases like diabetes

Founded by a former employee of a venture capitalist firm, Wellthy acts as a gatekeeper between patients and doctors in aid of traditional healthcare.
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How Maximum City Mumbai became epicentre of illegal kidney trade with 100 transplants a month

In the early ’90s, kidney trade had a turnover of Rs 40 crore in Mumbai alone. There were several reports of people who were kidnapped and had their kidneys removed.
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Bombay High Court slams Maharashtra govt, says it has money for statues & not public health

The court pulled up the Maharashtra government while hearing a PIL which sought the release of grants to Wadia Hospitals for women and children.
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More than 80% adolescents worldwide aren’t getting enough exercise: WHO

Bangladesh had the highest sufficient physical activity rates among boys and girls.

Modi govt to make one-time Rs 15 lakh payment for poor patients with rare diseases

Experts say the one-time payment for poor patients of rare diseases is a u-turn from the govt’s earlier promise of continued aid irrespective of income.
A surgery in session

For the first time, India has a genome database. But are we ready to use it?

In India, where caste, sex, religion and colour-based discrimination is so common, genetic discrimination can be another ticking bomb.
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Indians pay 70% less than the global median to buy medicines, study finds

A study compared the prices of drug compounds across the world and found that only Thailand, Kenya, Malaysia and Indonesia are cheaper than India.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the Namaste Trump event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

China, Pakistan and Islamic terror — major takeaways from Donald Trump’s speech in India

In Episode 398 of his daily news capsule #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta decoded the US President’s Namaste Trump speech. Here’s a short round-up.
8 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Who is to blame for CAA violence: Delhi Police or politics of Modi government?

9 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump | @narendramodi | Twitter

Trump says US-India to sign $3 billion in defence deals

The US State Department last week approved a potential sale of arms to India, including air-defence radars and missiles, rifles and other equipment.
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How one big India-US deal gave us six big gains to cheer — including decimation of Left

To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.