J&J’s baby powder still on shelves

Sellers say they will continue to sell the product as people are still buying. Johnson and Johnson had announced that it will discontinue its talc-based baby powder globally in 2023. However, it continues to sell at pharmacies in places like Jayanagar and on e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. Countries like the United States, United […]

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Mental Health Insurance: Business model ignores welfare

The mandatory inclusion of mental health in health insurance plan has too many conditions to make any significant changes. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India’s directive  that makes it mandatory to include mental illnesses under health insurances has multiple clauses that exclude basic mental health expenses and problems. It covers only four mental […]

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RCH portal technicalities still unresolved

ASHA workers have been protesting from May of this year and have yet to receive their salaries ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers from Bangalore Urban district and those under BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) complained that they are unable to receive incentive payments from the Central Government due to technical issues with the Reproductive […]

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Bio-metric scanners at fair price shops not so fair

Fair Price Shops in Bengaluru are having technical issues with the bio metric fingerprint scanners. The bio metric scanners at fair price shops in Bengaluru are having technical issues like, finger recognition and connecting to the internet to work properly. Finger scanning and the ration cards are the only ways to get ration and issues […]

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Sustainable measures fall apart at K Gollahalli PHC

Primary Health Centre (PHC) of K.Gollahalliis unable to reap the benefits  of solar powered healthcare. The solar-powered electricity has stopped working at PHC of K.Gollahalli. Dr. Shalini, Medical Officer at PHC in K. Gollahalli said, “Earlier, the PHC was powered by solar energy but it has stopped working since last year.” The government has recommended […]

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Work from home challenges blood donations

Official says that there is a shortage of blood donations as many IT companies are still functioning in work-from-home mode. Blood banks are facing an acute shortage of blood donations from Information Technology (IT) companies after the pandemic, as most companies are still continuing the work-from-mode culture that was initiated during lock downs. Ashok H […]

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Donating blood prevents major heart diseases, say doctors

Expert says incidence of heart attack reduce by almost 80 percent by donating blood. Donating blood can help in preventing major heart diseases in the donor. Dr. R. Shreelatha, Professor and Head of Department (HOD) of Immunohematology and Blood Bank Transfusion at Victoria Hospital said, “People are unaware about the fact that donating blood can […]

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Digital eye strain on the rise among youth

Parents say that the increase in eye problems is because of online education and work. There has been an increase in digital eye strain among students since COVID-19 as shown in a survey conducted by the Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology and the Institute of Ophthalmology of Madhya Pradesh. Yatish, who owns an optical shop named Lenshop […]

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