Category Archives: MIEF Awareness Bulletin

Anger and violence among adolescents

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Adolescence is not an easy phase to get through in life. Physical and emotional changes occur at a rapid pace, hormones take over and emotions run high. Learning to adapt to this causes anger, rage and aggression. The best way for parents to help their children through this, or even for the teens to help…

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Waste management in India

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Waste management is becoming a nightmare in cities across India. With the rapidly growing urbanization and industrialization, this issue is getting out of hand for the authorities. It’s time we act and save our country from turning into a land of garbage. For the first time in its history, India saw nationwide public protests from…

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Cyber-bullying in India

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As per the definition given by Cyber Bullying Research Centre, U.S., cyber-bullying or online bullying is willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. According to a Global Youth Online Behaviour Survey by Microsoft, 53% of children have been bullied online in India, which places it at…

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Educating the blind!

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Visually challenged/blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or psychological factors. According to WHO estimates in 2002, the most common causes of blindness around the world are: Cataracts (47.8%), Glaucoma (12.3%), Ureites (10.2%), Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) (8.7%), Trachoma (3.6%), Corneal Opacity (5.1%) and Diabetic Retinopathy (4.8%). In India, the…

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Indian Television: Good or bad?

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With the increasing use of internet and social networking sites, television industry is dying (okay maybe not dying but s-l-o-w-l-y becoming less popular), especially as far as the (urban) youth is concerned. Gone are the days of daily soaps on Indian TV with the same concepts. Because of this, producers are now desperate to gather…

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Preventable diseases Indian children suffer from

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According to a study published in The Lancet, in the year 2010, 16.8 lakh children died in India below the age of five years, due to infectious but preventable diseases. More than half of them could not complete the first month of their life. Pneumonia was the leading killer with causing 28.6% of the deaths,…

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Common diseases related to old-age

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According to the United Nations Organization, the population of elderly persons is the fastest growing around the world and the number of elderly people by 2050 will be close to 2 billion. Aging is an inevitable process and many factors like genes, lifestyles, diet and environment determine longevity. Though life expectancy has increased in modern…

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Condition of stray animals in India

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In India, where the condition of people living on the streets is so horrifying, the condition of stray animals is very unlikely to be on the government’s list of priorities. So it becomes all the more important for us people to address this issue. The plight of stray animals, especially dogs, is a horrible thing…

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Organic foods: Are they really the better choice?

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Once used to be seen only at health shops, organic foods are now very common in most supermarkets. Let’s look at some facts before we decide if they’re really better than the conventionally produced foods. The word “organic” basically differentiates the way farmers grow and process food products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products…

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Issue of diabetes in urban India

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Dubbed as the diabetes capital of the world, India has the largest number of people suffering from diabetes in the world. There were 41 million cases in 2007 and at the same rate, it is estimated to hit 70 million by 2025. Having a look at the global stats, there are 246 million people suffering…

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