Innovations: Point for health and agriculture

Younger population is driving the start-up growth in India. Young entrepreneurs are basing their innovations around healthcare and agriculture. VisionTech Fest of 2022 presented many innovative ideas such as drone monitors for coconut farming. Another one had an idea about a skin disease detection app that can currently detect 13 skin diseases and suggest remedies. […]

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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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No pharmacy in Devagere, people travel for meds

Residents of Devagere have to travel about two kilometers for basic medical supplies. Residents of Devagere have no access to basic medicines in case of an emergency. The nearest medical stores are in Nallakamba Circle and Thagachaguppe, both of which are approximately two kilometers away. Shamim, a resident of Devagere, said, “If we want to […]

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Sports activities still don’t include special children

Children with Special Needs (CWSNs) are excluded from playgrounds with no special coaches sensitised to train them. CWSNs are excluded from sports activities despite education acts mandating their inclusion in sports and recreational activities. Lack of sports activities affects their social skills, mental and physical health, say experts. Tapas Bharadwaj, a visually impaired working professional, […]

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Journalists demand bus passes, health cards and more

Veteran journalist P. Ramaiah highlighted media ownership issues and laid importance on development and investigative journalism. Journalists demanded bus passes, health cards and other amenities at the swearing-in ceremony of new office bearers of the Karnataka Working Journalists’ Association (KWJA). Covid-19 protocols at the gathering of almost 100 people were amiss. President of KWJA, Shivananda […]

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World Liver Day 2022: Healthy lifestyle equals good life expectancy

A lethargic lifestyle is the major cause of liver problems said health practitioners. Today, fatigue and packed food have become a daily routine of many people, due to which on the occasion of World liver day, health officials encourage a healthy lifestyle among people. Statistics show that around  2 lakh people die in India every […]

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Victoria Hospital submits a report to Upa Lokayukta

Lokayukta had demanded a report of corrective measures within four weeks after a surprise inspection at Victoria hospital. Bengaluru: Following the surprise inspection by Upa Lokayukta’s president B.S Patil, the medical superintendent of Victoria hospital has submitted a report identifying the correct measures that are to be implemented. The official claimed that there is a […]

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Nurses campaign at Victoria Hospital to cure plastic problem

On World Health Day 2022, nurses of victoria hospital marched to ban plastic completely. Bengaluru: On World Health Day, staff and student nurses gathered at the Victoria Hospital, Mysore Road to spread awareness about plastic and its negative effects on our health and the environment. Bhamini, a nurse staff at the hospital said that this […]

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