No toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission in City

Bangalore has only 600 toilets for about 84 lakh people. No public toilets are built under the Swachh Bharat Mission in the past four years. Surbhi Shah Four years since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, no funds have been allotted to the construction of public toilets in the city. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike […]

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BBMP Slaughterhouses Fail to Meet Bengaluru’s Meat Needs

People look to other, not certified sources. Jagriti Parakh Various meat shops across Bengaluru city are illegally selling uncertified meat to customers due to shortage of butchered animals from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)-authorized slaughterhouses. On an average, there is a daily demand for over 8,000 animals in Bengaluru. The combined output of all three […]

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No Jobs for Different Individuals

Lack of proper policies and social acceptance is making it difficult for individuals with ASD to get jobs. By Sharathkumar Nair Bengaluru, April 12, 2019 According to a recent report published by the Indian Journal of Psychiatry, about one in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There are 70 million individuals […]

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Don’t Break a leg!

Anorexia can negatively impact bone density and cause fractures in patients. By Priyanka D Bengaluru, April 12, 2019: People with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that is characterized by an irrational fear of weight gain, are likely to experience bone loss and fractures at later stages. The National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website states that anorexia symptoms […]

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The Burden of Care

Caregivers of patients with mental disorders carry large amounts of burden. By Ajay Ramanathan Bengaluru, April 11, 2019. A recent study noted that caregivers  tending to patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,alcohol-dependency syndrome and depressive disorder, face a significant burden in their lives. The study notes that caregivers faced physical pain and sleep disturbances.  The […]

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Parkinsonism can be Tamed

Today is celebrated as world Parkinson’s day, and the SSNMC hospital organized an awareness program for Parkinson patients. By Thanuja. M Bengaluru, April 11, 2019 The SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital, in association with Basal Ganglia support group, organized a program to bring awareness about Parkinson’s disease. The motto for the program was ‘Empowering the Caregivers’. […]

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