Thursday, May 28, 2020

Health

Breastfeeding practice at its low in India

In spite of surge in institutional deliveries, the number of children in India being breastfed in the first hour of birth is less than half. In fact, India ranks lowest among South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri...

The new challenge – Zika Virus

The increase in the microcephaly cases has made Zika the most dreaded virus to surface in the present times Who would have ever thought that a normal viral infection like any other would one day turn out to be a...

Lung cancer increasing alarmingly in India

Besides discouraging smoking – active as well as passive, greater alertness and awareness is required to diagnose the disease in time Lung cancer is the leadng cause of cancer-related deaths across the world, characterized by low survival rates and aggressive...

Shutting doors for hope

Banning surrogacy for foreign nationals will affect Indian medical fraternity Family is the primary unit of the society. Surrogacy helps build families.   Today, infertility is recognized as a disease even by World Health Organization (WHO). Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) has...

Few for women sanitation

Because of poverty and lack of awareness, majority of rural women do not use sanitary napkins and are vulnerable to many diseases Abha Ekka, a student of sociology at the Ranchi University, till recently adheres to the belief that menstruation...

New life for alternative medicines making the mark worldwide

India’s relations with traditional me India’s relations with traditional medicines date back to 3000 B.C when Ayurveda first found mention in the oral traditions. Later on Atharva Veda dealt with some aspects of this system. But it was only...

Going out of reach

In a country where 22 per cent of population lives under BPL, the public healthcare system is facing shortage of funds & doctors Another front and this time the Mahatma Gandhi was once quoted saying “It is health that is...

Putting lives before profit

Major pharma companies across the world argue that with low profits, they cannot mobilise resource for innovation In 2005, World Trade Organization’s (WTO) agreement on TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) came into force that allowed giving Big Pharma...

Pesticides on plate

Ever wondered what is there in your meal along with the cereals and vegetables you tuck in everyday? They are the harmful chemicals – pesticides in technical language –which are present in alarmingly high doses in greens across the...

First case of sexually transmitted Ebola confirmed

Researchers, using a genomic analysis, have confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted Ebola. A woman in Liberia contracted the deadly Ebola virus early this year after having sexual intercourse with a male survivor of the disease. According to researchers,...
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Kerala brings ordinance to defer Government employees’ salary

In the wake of the financial crisis created by the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kerala government had decided to defer the payment...

Kerala announces Rs. 3,000 crores agriculture revival package

In a bid to ensure food security and employment generation, Kerala today announced a Rs. 3,000 crores package for the revival of the agriculture...

Wipro and Nutanix Partner to Launch Digital Database Services (DDS)

 Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, and Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and...

Rallis India joins the fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Rallis India Ltd., a TATA Enterprise and one of India’s leading Agro Sciences Companies, has undertaken several proactive measures to combat the global pandemic...