No warning signs on cigarette packs; a visual treat for smokers

Smokers and sellers take surprisingly bold risks by trading illegal cigarettes in the city. By Apoorva GS You take a pack of cigarettes, you look at the pictorial health warning, you roll it over and you see the same warning again. With utter disgust, you pick one cigarette and you keep the pack away from […]

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Fleeting Childhood

Excessive usage of smartphones alter behavioral patterns of children, NIMHANS study shows By Kurian Joe Bengaluru: Nowadays it is a common sight to see the toddler’s completely engrossed in a big smartphone, totally oblivious of their surroundings. NIMHANS study shows physical and psychological distress among 6.8 percent of children using smart gadgets. “My younger daughter […]

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Weekly Health Camps: A distant dream for construction workers

Although ensured by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), laborers and construction workers fail to get access to weekly health camps. By Batchu Rushali Construction workers and other laborers who work under BBMP are promised several health and safety facilities by the authorities while contract signing.But till now weekly health checkups are a distant dream […]

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Health schemes- a farfetched dream for domestic workers

Various health schemes by the Central and State government for the informal sector, fail to reach the workers. Sanchari Ghatak G. Praveena works from 6am to 6pm in almost five households, literally everyday of the year except for the occasional festival holiday. Well, she has to; she’s a domestic worker trying to make ends meet […]

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Still no helping hands for pregnant women

Only 414 volunteers in Karnataka for pregnant women under the central government’s maternal healthcare scheme By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: While Tejaswani, a 21-year-old conceives for the second time, she waits for the government hospital in her town, Muddebihal, to provide her with basic medical care. Drowning in poverty, she and her family, fret as government […]

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