Substantial rise in doctors consultation among tech-savvy generation: MediBuddy – ET HealthWorld

Substantial rise in doctors consultation among tech-savvy generation: MediBuddy – ET HealthWorld

India: MediBuddy, a digital healthcare platform, observed a substantial rise in doctor consultations among younger individuals, particularly those in the age bracket of 25 to 35. With a sharp 44 per cent increase, the tech-savvy generation is leveraging technology to keep track of their health progress and practice a healthy lifestyle. In regards to this, … Read more

Air quality panel bans use of coal in Delhi-NCR from next year

Air quality panel bans use of coal in Delhi-NCR from next year

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has issued directions to ban the use of coal in industrial, domestic and other miscellaneous applications in the entire Delhi-NCR region from January 1, 2023. However, the use of low-sulphur coal in thermal power plants has been exempted from the ban. In an order issued on June 3, … Read more

Efforts to improve air quality show positive trends, says Bhupender Yadav

Efforts to improve air quality show positive trends, says Bhupender Yadav

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav on Saturday said efforts to improve air quality have shown positive trends in cities across the country and participative governance holds the key to achieving what India aspires. Addressing the ‘Sensitization cum Review Workshop – National Clean Air Programme’ (NCAP) in Chennai, he said it was time to make ‘clean … Read more

Air quality panel inspected 4,890 sites in Delhi-NCR to check air pollution

Air quality panel inspected 4,890 sites in Delhi-NCR to check air pollution

According to sources, as a part of the effective enforcement of pollution control measures, large scale inspections carried out in Delhi-NCR by the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) constituted flying squads, since December, 2021 till February 15, 2022 a total of 4,890 sites have been inspected for enforcement and … Read more

‘Very poor’ quality air grips Mumbai! Breaking down the city’s unusual high levels of pollution

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Generally the rains in Mumbai and the strong sea breeze wipe out the local pollutants in the air but this time, with back to back storms and less to no winds, the pollutants have not been dispersed effectively. Mumbai is witnessing one of the worst pollution levels for three days in a row and it … Read more

Rain, strong winds give Delhi its best air quality in over 2 months

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The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR, said the AQI improved to the “moderate” category due to rain. Delhi reported its best air quality on Friday in over two months with agencies predicting that rain and strong winds may yield the first “good” air day of the year on Saturday. The city’s 24-hour … Read more

Air pollution: Delhi govt extends work from home for govt employees, ban on entry of trucks till November 26

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The IMD has also predicted winds with speeds up to 30 km/hour today. (File/ANI) The Delhi government has extended work from home for its employees and the ban on entry of trucks carrying non-essential items till November 26 to combat air pollution. It was still unclear if the order, issued by the environment department, the … Read more

Customised Interventions Needed for Air-Pollution Mitigation in Non-Attainment Cities

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Though adhering to these WHO guidelines may not be feasible for a developing country like India, the government has been taking steps to combat the problem of air pollution. (Representational image: Reuters) By Anirban Banerjee and Priyavrat Bhati In line with strong emerging evidence on how air pollution affects human health, the World Health Organisation … Read more

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies: Pune-led online campaign calls for public advisories on bad air days

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The theme for 2021 was ‘Healthy Air, Healthy Planet’. International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies: A first of its kind campaign began virtually in the state of Maharashtra on Tuesday. During the virtual campaign, citizens as well civil society organisations across the state asked urban local authorities to issue mandatory public health advisories … Read more

Your City Has Its Own Microbial ‘Signature’

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Each city has its individual mix of tell-tale microbes, new research shows. “If you gave me your shoe, I could tell you with about 90% accuracy the city in the world from which you came,” said study senior author Christopher Mason, director of the … Read more