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Hundreds Of Homemade Food Businesses Flourish Under State Food Freedom Laws

Almost four years after the nation’s first “food freedom” law was enacted, hundreds of new local businesses have sprouted across three states, and without a…

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Health Risks Rise As Shutdown Hits Second Month

The government shutdown is threatening the health of millions of Americans, increasing the risk for harm as the partial closure of key federal agencies enters…

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Videos featuring Amitabh Bachchan, gifs to fight misinformation against vaccination

With a vaccination drive to begin from Delhi schools from January 16, the fight against rumours and misinformation has moved to social media, including WhatsApp….

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Mice flown to space may help decode ageing: NASA

Groups of mice sent aboard the International Space Station (ISS) may help better understand the process of ageing in space and on Earth, according to…

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Under Ayushman Bharat, 6,85,000 people availed free health care in 100 days

A little under 7,00,000 people have so far been treated free in various empanelled hospitals across India under the Narendra Modi government’s flagship health insurance…

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Christopher Elias on Ayushman Bharat, universal health coverage and more

India’s frontline health workers and surveillance infrastructure that helped eradicate polio will strengthen primary health and scale up Ayushman Bharat, but the world needs far…

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HealthWise: Neglect, domestic violence lower children’s development

Neglect, abuse, domestic violence, poor parental health, lack of support system, father’s alcoholism and lack of brain stimulation lower children’s growth and development at an…

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Public health in India a casualty of air pollution

Air pollution exposures in India constitute a major public health threat. To prevent a full-blown national health crisis, our policy conversations and actions need to…

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Bihar bans fish business in Patna after formalin scare, vendors protest

Bihar’s health department Monday banned, with immediate effect, the business, sale, transportation and storage of all kinds of fish, dead or alive, within the municipal…

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Maharashtra public health minister Deepak Sawant resigns

Failing to get re-elected to either of the two Houses, public health minister Deepak Sawant tendered his resignation on Monday. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has…

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