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Diabetes – a costly disease

Dr. Yara Shireesha, Dental surgeon, recently shifted my career to public health, pursuing masters in public health at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), currently intern at Center for Health and Development (CHD) Group.                                Changing trends in lifestyle has undergone rapidly over the last two decades and the burden

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The unhealthy generation

Childhood obesity, a lifestyle disease is a major public health problem in developing and developed countries. Childhood obesity is associated with higher likelihood of premature death and early incidence of many non communicable diseases. According to the new 2013 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and World

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Mangaluru medical team in Odisha

Social workers and doctors associated with CHD Group, a public health organisation based in Mangaluru, have been providing medical relief to people affected by Cyclone Fani in Odisha. A team, led by Edmond Fernandes, CEO, CHD Group, left for Odisha on May 22 and has been providing medical relief along

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CHD Group intervenes in Cyclone Fani affected Odisha

CHD Group, a public health organization headquartered in Mangalore City intervened in Cyclone Fani hit Odisha along with their partners SEEDS and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneshwar. Two medical teams provide medical relief and engage in health systems strengthening among communities in urban and rural pockets as

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Confronting an age-old problem

India should undertake a radical policy shift to meet the needs of a growing geriatric population   Never before in history have people lived longer than they do now. The 21st century presents both a challenge and an opportunity to global health futures. More than two billion people will be

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Vaccines: Your questions answered

Parents’ most frequently asked questions about vaccines. What are vaccines? Vaccines are products that are usually given in childhood to protect against serious, often deadly diseases. By stimulating your body’s natural defenses, they prepare your body to fight the disease faster and more effectively. How do vaccines work? Vaccines help

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