public health risk

Nipah virus kills at least three in India

Deadly nipah virus carried mainly by fruit bats kills at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert.

August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019

Heavy Metals in Soil: Food chain exposed to contamination

Heavy metals like chromium, cadmium and lead are found beyond acceptable levels in soil from many parts of Bangladesh, posing a public health risk as the substances enter food chain by various means.

May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018

Nipah virus kills at least three in India

Deadly nipah virus carried mainly by fruit bats kills at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert.

March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017

Mobile tower radiation: Govt asked to obtain expert report on health risk

The High Court directs the health ministry to obtain a report from the experts of three international organisations about public health risk from radiation emitted from mobile phone towers set up in different areas across the country.