Farmers’ profits undercut by Big Tobacco

With the increase in labour, fertilizers and other costs, farmers incur losses as they fail to get good prices.  Mysuru: Tobacco farmers incur losses each year during the auction that takes place between September and March, as they don’t get good prices for what they grow.  Farmers contend that corporations in the auction quote very […]

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Dogs can donate blood, too

After the opening of North India’s first blood bank for dogs in Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), several dogs have been helped with blood therapies and treatments.  By: Aakriti Sehra| December 10, 2020 Ludhiana: The recently-opened blood bank for dogs has conducted more than 150 successful blood transfusions.  Dr C.S. Randhawa, […]

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Lockdown delays cancer treatment, patients suffer

Many cancer patients missed their chemotherapy cycles during the lockdown and have faced adverse effects on their health. Lucknow – Doctors say many cancer patients have missed their chemotherapy cycles during the lockdown. This has left them with adverse side effects and have pushed their treatment back to square one. A lot of them faced […]

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Most pharmacists in Mulund ignore the Covid-19 protocol

Seven out of ten pharmacists were caught without a mask in Mulund. Experts say that this may increase the risk of spreading Covid-19. Mumbai: Seven out of ten medicine suppliers in Mulund West were not adhering to the COVID-19 protocols. Video recordings revealed that seven medicine suppliers and one cashier were found without a mask […]

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‘Immunized’ villagers fighting COVID sans masks

People in villages apparently have a special immune system that protects them from COVID-19. Their special shield is neither a mask nor a sanitizer but Waheguru, the Sikh God. Ludhiana:  A week after the weekly vegetable mandis (markets) started operating, people hardly showed any concerns for the prevalent pandemic. The number of cases being reported […]

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Win over malnutrition a far-fetched dream in Karnataka

The National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-4) shows that the nutritional status of the children under five hasn’t much improved since the last survey conducted a decade ago. Labani Mahanandy Despite years of various government projects running to wipe out malnutrition from the state, the recently updated data of National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-4, […]

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Sagar PHC lacks essential contraceptives, villagers remain ignorant

With a population of 1.3 billion and very less employment ratio, contraceptives are necessary and the Sagar Primary Health Center is failing at this job. By Yashasvini Razdan The Primary Health Center (PHC) in Sagar village of Shahapur taluk, which conducts 20 childbirths every month on an average, does not have any contraceptives available. Shabana […]

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