Will Ebola Be Back?
Feb08

Will Ebola Be Back?

For the humanity, World Health Organisation’s recent announcement that Ebola, one of the deadliest epidemics of recent times, has been successfully eradicated comes as great relief. However, there is widespread apprehension that the killer virus is likely to make a comeback anytime anywhere in the world, and it is high time that a preventive vaccine is developed. The two-year Ebola epidemic had killed 11,000 people and triggered a...

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Public Health: Hurdles Aplenty
Feb08

Public Health: Hurdles Aplenty

Today, public health is assuming greater importance than ever in view of a host of factors like changing lifestyle, environmental issues and outbreak of newer diseases. The coming days are going to be extremely challenging to the public health facilitators and society at large, warranting a significant change in the policies, strategies and attitudes towards health safety issues. Population explosion, chronic diseases, emergency...

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Keeping Labs Safe
Feb08

Keeping Labs Safe

Laboratory is a place handing various types of chemicals daily by researchers, chemists and others working there. A few major accidents have been reported in laboratories due to fire and explosions, especially in research laboratories. A number of minor accidents occur in laboratories mainly owing to chemical contacts, inhalation or cuts due to broken glass apparatus, injuries from running machines, radiations, etc. Since due safety...

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Climate Policy to Hit Energy Access to Millions
Feb08

Climate Policy to Hit Energy Access to Millions

Without new subsidies and policies to support increased energy access, new climate policies could push access to modern energy out of reach for millions in Asia, including India. With the commitments after the Paris agreement, India has to do a lot to make things easier. Stringent climate policies would increase the cost of fossil fuels, including those used for the cleaner burning stoves (such as kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas,...

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Geared Up For Emergency
Feb08

Geared Up For Emergency

The fire that broke out in The Address Downtown Dubai on New Year’s Eve underlined the emphasis that Dubai places on public safety. For the past 5 years, the Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala has been the one of the most-visited tourist events in Dubai’s events calendar. Citing the number of commuters on the Dubai Metro on December 31 and the footfall at The Dubai Mall, among other indicators, it has been reported that the event...

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Wear the Right Footwear
Feb08

Wear the Right Footwear

Finding the right shoes for work is an important task everyone goes through when looking to buy a new pair of shoes. Your footwear plays a significant role in keeping you safe while you work. You might not realise how important your shoes are, but because you have to wear them every day, they are very important – and choosing the right shoes can help reduce accidents in the workplace. Injuries at work caused by slips and falls are...

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