Priya J. Adhyaru-Majithia

State has largest population of farm workers affected by Green Tobacco Sickness.

Tobacco Farming is also injurious to health. On occasion of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad has raised concerns on direct penetration of nicotine through skin among farm workers in the state. Gujarat is second largest...

Gujarat leads in genetic blood disorders

On the occasion of World Thalassemia Day and World Red Cross Day (both of which fall on May 8), DNA finds that AROUND 34% OF STATE’S POPULATION SUFFERS FROM INHERITED BLOOD ILLNESS CALLED SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA. GUJ’S RATHWA TRIBE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE DISEASE. Thalassemia major...