Pandemic and Cancer, a double whammy for patients

Cancer patients are finding it difficult to receive medication and treatment during the pandemic which is affecting their mental health too. Kolkata: It was in 2019 when Sunetra started having breathing problems. Not knowing the cause, she consulted several doctors and many blood tests later,  she was diagnosed with leukaemia.   After a bone marrow […]

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Acne leads to mental health problems among young people

Study suggests that young people struggle with mental health issues due to portrayal of unrealistic, blemish-free skin on social media.  Anusha Bose | April 27h, 2021 Bangalore: Priyasmita Dutta has often come across pictures of blemish-free skin of perfect models, while scrolling through Instagram. While looking at the photographs, she has constantly tried to pick […]

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Third gender still waits for unisex toilets

Many people from the queer community say they still have to face discrimination while using washrooms in public spaces due to the absence of gender-neutral washrooms. Bengaluru: The absence of gender-neutral washrooms is one of the many problems Prarthana has been used to facing. For a non-binary person like them, it is difficult to use […]

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Hysterectomies a tricky option for the disabled

Studies have shown that caregivers and local guardians prefer hysterectomy for their disabled children to help them maintain hygiene.  Bangalore: Some mothers and caregivers of disabled girls prefer hysterectomies for their children as it is difficult for them to maintain menstrual hygiene. They also believe that this will help them avoid the consequences of sexual […]

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The new tram library gets mixed reactions

Some passengers have accepted the renovated air- conditioned tram library. But others miss the vintage essence of Kolkata trams. Kolkata: Bibliophiles of Kolkata have mixed reactions to the world’s first tram library, which was introduced on Children’s day. Though some of them welcomed the modern transformation of the tram, others felt the old spirit of […]

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Uncertainty looms over the future of medical students

Medical students are grappling with mental health issues due to sudden disruption in their studies. They are also not receiving adequate training from their institutions they say.    Kolkata: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, medical students say they are struggling with their mental health as they are not receiving practical lessons and sufficient online theoretical classes […]

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Grocery shop owners face a new challenge in the pandemic

Old-time grocery shop owners are struggling as more people are opening up similar stores due to job losses during the lockdown. Kolkata: Due to the emergence of new grocery stores, existing grocery shop owners are finding it difficult to survive in this pandemic. The sudden lockdown had resulted in many job losses. As a result, […]

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