The young people in the age group of yr in India constitutes one of the precious resources of India characterized by growth and development and is a phase of vulnerability often influenced by several intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect their health and safety. Nearly per cent of young people suffer from health impacting behaviours and conditions that need urgent attention of policy makers and public health professionals. Nutritional disorders both malnutrition and over-nutrition , tobacco use, harmful alcohol use, other substance use, high risk sexual behaviours, stress, common mental disorders, and injuries road traffic injuries, suicides, violence of different types specifically affect this population and have long lasting impact. Multiple behaviours and conditions often coexist in the same individual adding a cumulative risk for their poor health. Many of these being precursors and determinants of non communicable diseases NCDs including mental and neurological disorders and injuries place a heavy burden on Indian society in terms of mortality, morbidity, disability and socio-economic losses. Many health policies and programmes have focused on prioritized individual health problems and integrated both vertical and horizontal coordinated approaches are found lacking.
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A second round of national serosurvey to check for the real COVID infection size will be completed by September first week, he announced. Sources in the National Institute of Epidemiology, which will lead the survey, said that the exercise will be carried out in the same 70 districts across 21 states where it was done the last time. However, this time, the scientist added, more than one sample per family will be collected and adolescents will also be included. Dr Bhargava in a press briefing on COVID management said that the full paper from the last national serosurvey, carried out in May, which had shown an average seroprevalence of less than 1 per cent, has been peer-reviewed twice and will be published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research by the end of this week. This national survey follows various such seroprevalence studies carried out in high-burden cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Pune over the last few weeks which have shown that the cases detected so far are a small fraction of the real infection exposure.
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His remarks came on a day when India saw 60, new cases of the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the nationwide infection tally rose to 31,67, The death toll climbed to 58, with fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the Union health ministry data showed on Tuesday.
This new generation is motivated: it combines the cultural values of the traditional Asian family with the life goals of the American teenager. One morning a few months ago it slightly changed mine. He gave me his name, an office address in west London, and what he called his ID number.