Passivity

  • Jayalalithaa slams Centre for slow approach towards arrests of Indian fishermen November 8, 2013

    Tamil Nadu government on Friday slammed central government's "meek and passiveapproach" towards the arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy. Tamil Nadu government has said the Centre cannot remain a "mute spectator" and asked to condemn the island navy's action in the "strongest terms." Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her letter...
  • Both passivity and hyperactivity can damage knees November 26, 2012

    Washington: Both high and low levels of physical activities can speed up damage to the knee cartilage among the middleaged, says a new study. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) previously had found a link between physical activity and cartilage degeneration. But that study focused on...
  • Passive smoking causes psychological disorders July 13, 2011

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately fiveandahalf million kids live in households in which someone smokes. Previous studies have shown that secondhand smoke exposure in kids can cause respiratory diseases, sids, and higher rates of asthma. Now two new studies in this week's edition of pediatrics, find secondhand smoke...
  • Aruna must live, but others can die: SC March 8, 2011

    New Delhi: In a pathbreaking judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed "passive euthanasia" of withdrawing life support to patients in permanently vegetative state(PVS) but rejected outright active euthanasia of ending life through administration of lethal substances. Refusing mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug, lying in a vegetative state for 37 years...
  • Active euthanasia vs passive euthanasia March 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition to allow the mercy killing of former Mumbai nurse Aruna Shanbaug. Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra dismissed the petition filed on behalf of Shanbaug and observed that passive euthanasia is permissible under supervision of law in exceptional circumstances...
  • Passive smoking kills 6 lakh people every year November 26, 2010

    London: Passive smoking kills over 600,000 people, including more than 165,000 children under five, every year in the world, according to a new study. The study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, is the first to estimate worldwide impact of passive smoking. It found more than half of the...
  • IBNLiving: Exploring dangers of thirdhand smoke January 12, 2009

    If you thought cutting out passive smoking means you're safeguarding your health, that is not quite true in this week's doc talk, Dr Amit Varma explores the dangers of thirdhand smoke. ...
  • IAF on high alert, cancels leave of key personnel December 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) has been put on the highest level of readiness since Operation Parakram in 2001. The level of readiness has been raised to 'Passive Air Defence' (PAD). The high alert is in response to heightened perceptions of air attack on Indian positions. All IAF aircraft have been...
  • IBNLiving: Passive smoking, a threat to children October 7, 2008

    The ban on smoking is all about preventing smoking in public spaces, but what about those who are subjected to secondhand smoke at home. Studies show children are at a far greater risk of developing serious health complications than adults. ...
  • Stay away from secondhand smoke July 4, 2007

    New Delhi:A new study has found that secondhand smoke at work increases levels of a potent carcinogen in the body. This new study suggests that nonsmoking employees absorb a potent carcinogen at much higher rates when they have to breathe in smoke from coworkers. So smoke from the next cubicle...
  • Passive smoking poses health risks June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: We know that smoking is bad for health, and so is passive smoking. A new study by Stanford University also claims that even a brief exposure to outdoor second hand tobacco smoke poses greater health risks than indoor passive smoking. Says chest physician, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Dr P P...
  • Passive smokers at heart disease risk June 20, 2007

    Washington: People exposed to passive smoke could face a higher heart disease risk, says a study that directly measured for the first time second hand smoke exposure through levels of a nicotine byproduct in the blood. Previous studies have relied on the participants' recall of exposure. However, in the new...