The WHO database on the most globally polluted cities in 2016 shows that 14 out of the top 15 are Indian. What is the reason for the alarming contamination? Data for the top five polluted cities can give some insights.
No, a pill can’t make you grow taller. The ASCI has banned over a thousand such ads promoting risky medicines, potions, clinics, pills, lotions etc, all with dubious or impossible claims. As a consumer, you should be alert.
Water fountains installed in the city for beautification, in the run up to the recently held FIFA U-17 tournament and the Book Fair, now lie abandoned. Mosquitoes breeding in the filthy, stagnant water pose a definite health risk.
Citizen Matters launches a new column, Consumer Caveat, to bring you consumer stories from different cities and alert you to the various risks as a buyer of goods or services. In the first, a look at some cases against health service providers.
Substance abuse, most notably smoking, alcoholism and narcotics, is a huge menace in the Indian context today, often among kids as young as 12 years! A guide to dealing with this, based on pointers from a Bengaluru-based medical expert.
In a year of frequent face-offs between hospitals and citizens, the urgent need for regulation of the private medical sector has become obvious, but attempts in West Bengal and Karnataka have not had heartening results.
Even when the outcry over air quality in the capital was at its shrillest, registrations for the Delhi Half Marathon reached a new high. Here’s what runners have to say about pollution as a deciding factor for participation.