Delhi’s Hi-tech clinics on a new ‘Health Slate’

Delhi’s Hi-tech clinics  on a new ‘Health Slate’

NEW DELHI : For ordinary folk, visits to Delhi’s hospitals were a nightmare of waiting in endless queues,  in smelly, sweaty hallways  that buzzed with mosquitoes. No longer! But now spotless and air-conditioned clinics boasting innovative diagnostic technology and sharply-dressed doctors are opening, bringing healthcare into the 21st century. What’s making them happy is the […]

Three day hunger strike for toilet!

Three day hunger strike for toilet!

In Karnataka, a young teenager, Mallamma did not eat for three days. Why? Her parents did not want to build a toilet in the house. At Danapur, in Gangavati district, she started a hunger strike for a toilet in her house, getting inspired by her teacher at school. At home, when her request for a […]

Death stalks tribal kids

Death stalks tribal kids

Malnutrition is killing the tribal children of Orissa (Odisha). In Nagada village area, in Jajpur district, where five children have died in the past 20 days. While the government says 15 children have died since January, the local Sarpanch puts the number at 17. “Five children have died in 20 days at Nagada. Two of […]

Deadlier than HIV…

Deadlier than HIV…

It’s deadlier than AIDS. Virus-caused hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, a report said on Thursday (July 7). And the price of many of the treatments are extremely expensive! Deaths from infection, liver disease and cancer caused […]

Don’t pad softly, Make a noise about the M Word!

Don’t pad softly, Make a noise about the M Word!

Last Saturday was International Menstrual Hygiene Day. How many of us would have thought there’s a whole international day to talk about something that guys would get real queasy about. Nothing much in the newspapers in Patna, we’re sure some women’s organisations somewhere in Bihar must have made a big deal about it. And they […]

Bread is safe, says food authority

Bread is safe, says food authority

NEW DELHI:  A day after a Centre for Science and Environment report said that everyday bakery items could have cancer causing substances like potassium bromate, the Food Safety Standards Association of India or FSSAI has said there is no need to panic. The food regulator has announced a ban on potassium bromate, an additive that’s […]

Suspicious Minds = double cost of DNA test!

Suspicious Minds = double cost of DNA test!

Bombay (Mumbai) seems to be having a rash of  men lining up in front of labs to get DNA tests done on their offspring. There is such a huge  amount of pressure on the government lab,  that it is forced to charge twice as much! Why have men suddenly become suspicious of their wives? An ever-increasing […]

Ice-cream to cure hangovers!!

Ice-cream to cure hangovers!!

South Koreans, Asia’s biggest per capita alcohol consumers, can now soothe themselves after a big night out with hangover-fighting ice cream. A convenience store chain has launched the Gyeondyo-bar, which translates as “hang in there” and according to the company is the first ice cream bar marketed specifically to combat the after-effects of alcohol consumption. […]

Free Sauna service on Air India Delhi-Mumbai flight?

Free Sauna service on Air India Delhi-Mumbai  flight?

Would you believe that our National Carrier is handing out free Sauna services? Not so! But imagine sitting for two hours in summer without fans or air conditioning! Recently, some  300 passengers on Air India’s flight 317 from Delhi to Mumbai had a terrible aftertaste of Delhi’s sweltering heat. They were forced to undergo a […]

Only 10 % of mentally ill get treated in India!

Only 10 % of mentally ill get treated in India!

India and China together have a third of the mentally ill people in the world,but they don’t have enough mental health  services! India and China together account for one-third of global burden of mental illness, higher than the total of all developed countries and yet most people with mental disorders in these two nations do […]

Hyper-tense in Hyderabad?

Hyper-tense in Hyderabad?

Hyderabad men top the charts when it comes to suffering from `very high’ level of hypertension, in comparison peoples in other cities such as Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Dehradun, Bhopal and Patna, a Union health ministry survey says. The data, collated from the ministry’s recently released National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), shows that 4.5% Hyderabad […]

Assam hospital gives baby HIV transfusion!

Assam hospital gives baby HIV transfusion!

A child undergoing treatment for burn injuries at Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) has tested HIV positive after being  given contaminated blood at the hospital, claim the parents. The boy, who is three-and-half years old, had suffered 40% burns and was admitted to GMCH in April, 2015. He was kept there for more than five […]