India Ranked 143 Among 188 Countries in Health Study

A global study on a range of health indicators released today has ranked India 143rd among 188 countries, citing various challenges, including mortality rates, malaria hygiene and air pollution. “Despite rapid economic growth, India was ranked 143rd, below Comoros and Ghana,” the first annual assessment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) health performance published in the Lancet and launched at a special event at the UN General Assembly in New York said. India was placed just ahead of Pakistan and Bangladesh which were ranked 149th and 151st respectively. India’s poor performance…

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Obesity on a Rise Among Cancer Survivors

According to a study, obesity is more prevalent in patients who are diagnosed with cancer, particularly among survivors of colorectal and breast cancers. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggested that obesity is a growing public health burden for cancer survivors, which requires targeted interventions, including weight management efforts.┬áThe results of the research were based on data from a nationally representative sample of 5,38,969 non-institutionalised adults aged 18 to 85 years with or without a history of cancer. Among 32,447 cancer survivors, the most common diagnoses were…

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Mobile Chat Apps Line, Kakao Flourishing Among Young Asians

Forget Facebook and Twitter. Two of Asia’s biggest social media players, Kakao Talk and Line, are growing by making mobile messaging apps an integral part of the lives of young Asians who prefer to communicate more privately instead of shouting out in virtual arenas and risking troubles with trolls – or disclosing aspects of their lives to their parents they’d rather not share. Kakao Talk is the top messenger app in South Korea, with more users than Facebook or Twitter. People use it to hail cabs and transfer money, advancing…

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Mumbai, Bangalore Ranked Among Cheapest Cities in World: Report

London: Mumbai and Bangalore are among the cheapest cities in the world, according to a top London-based forecast group that named Singapore as the most expensive city. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Singapore as the priciest ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong, Geneva and Paris. It also said India and Pakistan accounted for five of the ten least expensive cities in the world. London was sixth and New York seventh on the list that compared the cost of a basket of goods across 133 cities, BBC News reported. The cheapest were…

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