Puja Bhattacharjee

ABOUT

Puja is a multimedia journalist based in Kolkata, India. She writes about social justice, health, policy, LGBTQIA+ issues and culture.

Stories by Puja Bhattacharjee


PM2.5 Caused 135 Million Premature Deaths In Last Four Decades

Asia had the highest number of early deaths caused by PM2.5 pollution, totalling a staggering 98.1 million.

Internet Addiction Can Cause Brain Changes In Adolescents

Internet addiction negatively impacts social, academic and professional lives. In severe cases, people may experience physical pain, health issues and psychiatric problems.

Cool Paint Can Make Urban Areas Feel 1.5°C Cooler

Applying cool paints to roofs, walls, and roads reduces heat absorption, making the built environment more comfortable for people

Too Hot To Work

As more heatwaves sweep through Southeast Asia, outdoor workers are confronted with an increased risk of deaths, disabilities and health issues in the region.

Bilingualism Can Boost Cognitive Health In Later Life

Bilingualism enhances cognitive reserve by improving social cue interpretations. Such benefits persist till later in life.

Gum Disease Might Be A Precursor To Diabetes

Study shows how gum disease and diabetes interact. It suggests that "RESISTIN" molecule can be targeted to treat gum disease patients and reduce diabetes risk

“Worm Gut” Bacteria Might Help Speed Up Plastic Degradation

Scientists in Singapore isolated gut bacteria of super worms and demonstrated how they can help cut plastic pollution.

Lack of LGBTQIA+ Topics in Indian Psychiatry Training

The study highlights urgent need for LGBTQIA+-inclusive training in Indian psychiatry residencies.

Generative AI’s Shadow On Jobs

Generative AI might eliminate thousands of current jobs, but also create new ones. How worried should we be and who is most at risk?