Tag: WHO

Mental Illness – A Call to Action!

With words like “depressed”, we casually make references to mental health in daily conversation. However, we don’t realise how prevalent mental illness is in our lives. Per a 2016 survey (NIMHANS) 10.6% of India’s population, or a staggering 13 crore people have a diagnosable mental health condition. Take a close[Read More…]

Gwalior, Raipur more polluted than New Delhi, claims WHO data

It seems Chhattisgarh’s Raipur is more polluted than the national capital, a World Health Organisation report released on Friday said. Similarly, Gwalior has also been included in the list of city more polluted than Delhi. The organization has examined air pollution level in around 1600 cities across the world, which[Read More…]

Fears of ageing may cause premature death, says UN report

Being afraid of growing old may shorten your life, the UN health agency said on Thursday, as new data highlighted the widespread prevalence of ageist attitudes worldwide. In a first-of-its-kind survey released by the World Health Organization, 60 percent of respondents said they believed older people “were not respected.” Attitudes[Read More…]

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