Tobacco consumption: Bihar mulls ban on khaini

Two years after imposing a blanket ban on consumption of liquor, the Bihar government now plans to ban the sale and consumption of khaini (a processed tobacco product that is widely consumed in large parts of India)

Tobacco consumption: Bihar mulls ban on khainiIt has also been found that khaini is one of the major causes of mouth cancer in Bihar. The World Health Organisation estimates that tobacco use is one of the main risk factors for chronic diseases like cancer, lung and cardiovascular diseases. The state government of Bihar has written a letter to the centre requesting […]

India: Bihar witnesses highest decline in tobacco use

Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Bihar revealed that overall tobacco use prevalence declined among adults in Bihar but more sustained efforts are required to reduce tobacco use prevalence. Also, the prevalence of tobacco use among age group of 15 to 17 has decreased sharply from 21.7% in GATS 1 to less than one per cent in GATS 2

India: Bihar witnesses highest decline in tobacco useThe Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. The second round of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2) survey from Bihar, revealed that overall tobacco use prevalence has significantly declined. The prevalence of smoking decreased by 9.1 percentage […]

Doctors’ For You take initiative to help flood-affected in Bihar, Assam

The recent floods in Bihar and Assam have recently caused huge distress as well as destruction in the different areas of both the states. ‘Doctors For You’ (DFY) have taken up the cause for helping the one’s in distress

Natural disasters, in most cases, leave us at mercy of lord. Destruction, distress and complete life reversal are the key words that come to mind when it comes to natural calamities. The recent floods at Bihar and Assam have caused same in the life of many. Doctors’ For You (DFY) have now started with an […]

NDRF team helps woman deliver baby in boat in flood-hit Bihar

Harjana Khatun delivered a baby girl in the midst of flood assisted by rescue officials. The mother and baby are now recuperating at a primary healthcare centre

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) believes in the motto – Saving Lives and Beyond and this is what one of their teams did during rescue efforts in Bihar. As they managed the crisis in the flood-hit state, a rescue team helped a woman deliver her baby on a boat at Benipatti block, in Madhubani […]

Arsenic contaminated water linked to cancer in Bihar

Bihar is one of the India's most impoverished states. More than 10 million people in the state are estimated to be threatened with arsenic poisoning or arsenicosis from contaminated groundwater

The news coming from Bihar has left Indians in a state of shock as millions of are showing symptoms of arsenic poisoning, which can be linked to cancer, due to consumption of contaminated drinking water. Experts say these symptoms arise after many years of exposure. Bihar, a state in eastern India, is one of the […]

India’s killer fruit: Mystery of deadly outbreaks in Bihar solved

A multi-agency investigation shockingly reveals that the fruit litchi has killed hundreds of children in Bihar in the past few years

India’s killer fruit: Mystery of deadly outbreaks in Bihar solvedThree years ago, Dr Rajesh Yadav, an investigator with the India Epidemic Intelligence Service, moved to the city of Muzaffarpur, the site of one of the country’s most mysterious outbreaks. And he waited. Every year in mid-May, as temperatures reached scorching heights, parents took children who had been healthy the night before to the hospital. […]

Centre’s door-to-door TB screening campaign aims to bring down cases to 50 per cent in two years

Health ministry has rolled out the new treatment plan in five states – Kerala, Bihar, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim

To detect cases of latent infection, the government has launched a door-to-door screening campaign for tuberculosis (TB). The Union health ministry has started a campaign to find patients before they develop full-blown TB and put them on preventive treatment. The campaign has been launched in five Indian states, while the official launch will take place […]