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Maharashtra doesn’t breathe easy, air pollution killed 1.08 lakh in 2017

Study says clean air would increase life expectancy in state by 1.5 years
The study also revealed the average life expectancy of Maharashtra would have been 1.5 years higher if the air pollution levels were less.(HT FILE)
The study also revealed the average life expectancy of Maharashtra would have been 1.5 years higher if the air pollution levels were less.(HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 09:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySadaguru Pandit, Mumbai

Development Management: New possibilities of growth

Development space is desperately looking out for people who understand the sector and are able to contribute in constituting world class, impactful, sustainable social organisations using mantras of leadership and management relevant to the development sector.
Despite being a large and complex country, thanks to an active development sector, India has become a vibrant democracy.(Getty Images)
Despite being a large and complex country, thanks to an active development sector, India has become a vibrant democracy.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 01, 2018 03:22 PM IST
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ByRavi Sreedharan

India ranked 158 in human capital rankings released by University of Washington

The study claims that these rankings give us an idea about the number of years a worker can be expected to work at peak productivity levels between the ages of 20 and 64 years.
Factory workers at a factory in Naroda on April 5.(AFP File Photo)
Factory workers at a factory in Naroda on April 5.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 08:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

Indians lose over 1.5 years of their lives due to air pollution: Study

Researchers said that if PM2.5 concentrations worldwide were limited to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality guidelines, the global life expectancy would be on average 0.59 year longer.
Dust from construction waste on NH-24 in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Dust from construction waste on NH-24 in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 12:35 PM IST
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Houstan | ByPress Trust of India

Type 1 diabetes can shorten women’s lifespan by 18 years

Type 1 diabetes can cause women to die nearly 18 years earlier than people who don’t suffer from the lifestyle disease, shows a new study.
One of the highest increases in risk noted in the study involved heart attacks in women who developed type 1 diabetes before the age of ten years.(Shutterstock)
One of the highest increases in risk noted in the study involved heart attacks in women who developed type 1 diabetes before the age of ten years.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 01:48 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Physical assault during pregnancy may result in pre-term babies

According to a study published by researchers at Princeton University, Stanford University and the University of Michigan, assault during pregnancy can lead to low birth weight and pre-term babies.
Here’s how assault, especially in the third trimester, can impact your baby.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how assault, especially in the third trimester, can impact your baby.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 26, 2018 11:27 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Living in urban sprawls may be shortening your life expectancy

Urban sprawls are bad for health and life expectancy, as you end up overcoming more adversities and commute for longer to get to work, school or the grocery store, says a new study.
Urban sprawl refers to the expansion of human population away from central urban areas into low-density, monofunctional and car-dependent communities.(Shutterstock)
Urban sprawl refers to the expansion of human population away from central urban areas into low-density, monofunctional and car-dependent communities.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 05, 2018 10:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySoma Das

Why we need more medical multi-tasking

A growing number of people are suffering lifelong disability, and dying prematurely, because of ineffective treatment of multiple health conditions.
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Updated on May 06, 2018 09:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanchita Sharma

Exercise and other lifestyle habits that may add over 10 years to your life

Losing weight, maintaining a healthy diet and working out regularly are some of the lifestyle habits that could add years to your life.
Changing lifestyle habits such as your diet and exercising regularly can add 10 years to your life.(Shutterstock)
Changing lifestyle habits such as your diet and exercising regularly can add 10 years to your life.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 05:56 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, Boston

Can rich people buy their way to good health and a longer life?

Over the past few decades, the average person’s lifespan has risen almost everywhere in the world. And according to a survey, the rich are more than willing to sacrifice money for extra longevity. But does that work in their favour?
Most rich people, however, are counting on living even longer —a lot longer, as in two decades more than average.(Shutterstock)
Most rich people, however, are counting on living even longer —a lot longer, as in two decades more than average.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 11:47 AM IST
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Ben Steverman, Bloomberg | ByHT Correspondent

Creating jobs and hospitals can raise the happiness quotient in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh has become the second state in the country to introduce an exclusive ministry for happiness, after Madhya Pradesh
The Telugu Desam government is planning to set up a Happiness Commission headed by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu(PTI)
The Telugu Desam government is planning to set up a Happiness Commission headed by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu(PTI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 05:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Be careful with your wealth. Sudden midlife financial loss may boost risk of death

A new study, published in Journal of the American Medical Association, has found that losing your life-savings has a profound effect on a person’s long-term health.
The research examined the health effects of losing 75% or more of one’s total wealth during a two-year period.(Shutterstock)
The research examined the health effects of losing 75% or more of one’s total wealth during a two-year period.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 02:25 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Tampa | ByHT Correspondent

Rescued pneumonic python recovers, but still kept in quarantine as precautionary measure

The decision was taken as this is a serious disease in snakes and may cause death if not treated timely. It is also contagious, so the infected reptiles have to be isolated from others.
The 14-year-old male python has recovered but since pneumonia is highly contagious in reptiles, he will be kept at the Rohtak Zoo for another month before he is released in the wild.
The 14-year-old male python has recovered but since pneumonia is highly contagious in reptiles, he will be kept at the Rohtak Zoo for another month before he is released in the wild.
Published on Apr 01, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLeena Dhankhar, Gurgaon

India at 70: A comparison of progress with Pakistan and 4 other nations

On the eve of independence day, here’s a comparison of progress India has made in improving income, health, education, and in preserving its forests, to five countries–China, Pakistan, Malaysia, South Korea and Brazil.
Schoolchildren take part in the full dress rehearsal for Independence Day function at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Schoolchildren take part in the full dress rehearsal for Independence Day function at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 04:18 PM IST
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