Evidence Shows We Can Prevent Obesity in Children

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By Bobby Ramakant and Shobha Shukla *

Researchers have demonstrated that childhood obesity prevention programmes have a positive health impact on body mass index (BMI - a measure of body fat based upon height and weight). So policies and practices should take this evidence into consideration to nip alarming rates of childhood obesity. Professor Elizabeth Waters, Jack Brockhoff Chair of Public Health in University of Melbourne, did this game-changing systematic review on childhood obesity prevention with her colleagues, which is the most downloaded review in The Cochrane Library. Prof Waters was also awarded the prestigious Anne Anderson Award for 2014 at 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, India.

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Call to Action to Halt the Looming TB-diabetes Co-epidemic

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By Babs Verblackt *

It is time to act and no time to waste. That is the urgent message of the report "The Looming Co-epidemic of TB-Diabetes: A Call to Action" launched jointly by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) at the opening day of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona. The report warns against the brewing storm of diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) that is no longer confined to the teacup.

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Andhra Pradesh: Advantage Sustained

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By Fakir Mohan Pradhan
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

In a significant incident, irate tribal villagers lynched three Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres belonging to the Korukonda area committee at Veeravaram village located in Balapam Panchayat (village-level local self-government institution) within the Annavaram Police Station limits in the Chintapalli mandal (Revenue Unit) of Vishakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh in the night of October 19, 2014, after the Maoists killed a villager.

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Assam: A Threat Crystallizes

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By M. A. Athul
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

On October 9, 2014, Security Forces (SFs) killed an unidentified militant of the IK Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-IKS) at Tarajuli in the Sonitpur District of Assam. One pistol, a grenade and some ammunition were recovered from the slain militant.

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Chhattisgarh: Quandary in Bijapur

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By Deepak Kumar Nayak
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

On October 9, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper, identified as Sandeep Kumar, was critically injured in an encounter between Security Forces (SFs) and Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres in a forested pocket in the Kudmel Hills under the Mirtur Police Station limits in Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh. The joint squad of CRPF and the District Force (DF) were carrying out a combing operation in the region, when the Police party confronted the insurgents.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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