Tag: Health

SC refuses Centre’s plea to ban cautionary notice on Tobacco and Cigarette packets

E-cigarettes are tempting youth to smoke tobacco

E-cigarettes were introduced in order to discourage youngsters from smoking tobacco. But latest findings prove that they are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products such as cigarettes. Research showed that the e-cigarettes attract low-risk adolescents, who have lower probability of using[Read More…]

Interim chief minister for Tamil Nadu?

As Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa  has been advised a “longer stay” at the hospital,  AIADMK functionaries are contemplating a stand-in leadership to hold the reins of the government. The two options are either handing over her portfolios to senior ministers or have an alternative chief minister like Edappadi K Palaniswami and[Read More…]

UK doctor flown in to examine Jayalalithaa

A doctor from the UK has reportedly been flown in to examine Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who had been admitted to Apollo hospitals in Chennai. AIADMK on Saturday asserted that the party supremo is healthy. “She needs rest as per doctors’ advice and will return in good health,” said[Read More…]

Three chikungunya deaths in Delhi as ministers remain elusive

Delhi reels under the unexpected or rather ‘much’ expected bout of chikungunya, dengue and other mosquito vector borne diseases. Till now, chikungunya which is a “non-fatal” disease has claimed three lives on Monday and at least 10 people have died of dengue and malaria. As Delhi hospitals overflow with patients,[Read More…]

Chikungunya cases on a rise in capital, jump to 423

A report released by the municipal corporations on Monday confirmed  a “whooping rise” in the number of chikungunya cases, with over 423 cases being recorded till now. The report further says that between August 20 and August 27, 412 cases of chikungunya were recorded in the city, taking the tally[Read More…]

Breaking stereotypes about Breastfeeding

Talking about real-life heroes, a support group by the name of Breastfeeding Support for Indian Mothers (BSIM) is doing its bit to promote the practice of breastfeeding in India. Founded by Adhunika Prakash, in June 2013 it is trying to make public breastfeeding a ‘normal’ and ‘accepted’ practice. In a[Read More…]

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