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World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Five common myths about this natural and healthy practice
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World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Five common myths about this natural and healthy practice

To promote breastfeeding and its many benefits for the mother and child, the WHO celebrates the week between 1 and 7 August every year as the World Breastfeeding Week.

Redevelopment plans for Dharavi are focused on high rises. COVID-19 crisis underlines critics' concerns about blinkered approach
Lifestyle

Redevelopment plans for Dharavi are focused on high rises. COVID-19 crisis underlines critics' concerns about blinkered approach

In the post-COVID world, how much would design and structural modifications in places like Dharavi, contribute to bringing about substantial change in the living conditions of people living in overcrowded slums? Journalist and researcher Dipti Nagpaul explores.

COVID-19 treatment: From affordable public hospitals to expensive private care, what it costs to treat a patient in India
India

COVID-19 treatment: From affordable public hospitals to expensive private care, what it costs to treat a patient in India

COVID-19 hospital care does not cost anything at all in some states like Kerala while others have to pay depending on the rooms they prefer while admitted to hospitals.

Economy Under Lockdown | Supply Chain | Insider Take By JK Arora, Founder and CEO of Tradologie
India

Economy Under Lockdown | Supply Chain | Insider Take By JK Arora, Founder and CEO of Tradologie

Shaking the logistics and supply chain industry, COVID 19 has disrupted the wheels of the economy. Therefore, it is expected to take at least a year for activities to resume to pre-pandemic levels and until the end of next year for any growth.

In post-COVID-19 world, India must boost healthcare by simplifying laws, encouraging private investment
India

In post-COVID-19 world, India must boost healthcare by simplifying laws, encouraging private investment

If the govt cannot create health infrastructure directly, it must create a policy environment to allow private players to do so.

Women bearing brunt of COVID-19 as household chores increase manifold, finances contract and health suffers
India

Women bearing brunt of COVID-19 as household chores increase manifold, finances contract and health suffers

Women have unique and evolving nutritional requirements, while they may need fewer calories than men to fulfil their daily requirements, their needs for essential vitamins and minerals are much higher.

During monsoon, Vitamin D deficiency, diarrhoea, malaria among health issues that can affect humans
India

During monsoon, Vitamin D deficiency, diarrhoea, malaria among health issues that can affect humans

Weather changes, moisture and an abundance of allergens usually make monsoon season very difficult for those who have asthma or are prone to respiratory allergies.

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis: All you need to know about rare infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba
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Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis: All you need to know about rare infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba

Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic, single-cell amoeba which is found in freshwater, lakes and hot springs during the summer season and prefers temperatures between 25-40 degrees Celsius.

US Army study reveals coronavirus can stay active on skin from 8 hours to 14 days depending on temperature
India

US Army study reveals coronavirus can stay active on skin from 8 hours to 14 days depending on temperature

So far there is no evidence on the possible spread of COVID-19 through animal products.

Strict exercise regime without correct diet is unhelpful: Replace mayonnaise, eight other foods for fast weight loss
India

Strict exercise regime without correct diet is unhelpful: Replace mayonnaise, eight other foods for fast weight loss

Continuing to eat unhealthy foods — no matter how delicious they are — is not in your best interests.

Passive stretching helps prevent stroke, heart disease, diabetes: Three easy exercises you can try at home
India

Passive stretching helps prevent stroke, heart disease, diabetes: Three easy exercises you can try at home

Passive stretching is a type of stretching where you remain in one position and a partner, accessory or prop stretches your muscles through external pressure.

How salmonella can enter human body through vegetables: Tips to stop bacteria from causing food poisoning
India

How salmonella can enter human body through vegetables: Tips to stop bacteria from causing food poisoning

Salmonellosis is a bacterial infection you should worry about and take precautions against every single day.

COVID-19 pandemic grips nation's attention, but people with rare diseases suffer silently; CSR funding for research, awareness among medical fraternity key
India

COVID-19 pandemic grips nation's attention, but people with rare diseases suffer silently; CSR funding for research, awareness among medical fraternity key

In the near future, as COVID-19 takes a backseat, one can only hope that these rare diseases too occupy the collective mental bandwidth of the new normal.

Loose bandanas, handkerchiefs not as effective against COVID-19 as cotton face masks, but still better than nothing at all
India

Loose bandanas, handkerchiefs not as effective against COVID-19 as cotton face masks, but still better than nothing at all

A single sneeze can release about 40,000 droplets into the air which can travel at a speed of about 100 m/s.

Deployed on COVID-19 duty, women doctors and nurses in PPE kit bear extreme discomfort during menstruation
India

Deployed on COVID-19 duty, women doctors and nurses in PPE kit bear extreme discomfort during menstruation

Coming up with more methods to aid these women in executing their immense and valuable duties would also facilitate the healthcare system in battling COVID-19.

Uddhav Thackeray launches Project Platina: Antibody therapy to treat COVID-19 begets hope of cure before a vaccine is developed
India

Uddhav Thackeray launches Project Platina: Antibody therapy to treat COVID-19 begets hope of cure before a vaccine is developed

Till the time we have a mass-scale cure for COVID-19 in place, treatments like plasma therapy are still better than waiting for the body's immune system to take over.

Bacteria-eating viruses Bacteriophages might help form antibodies, reduce mortality rate due to COVID-19 infection
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Bacteria-eating viruses Bacteriophages might help form antibodies, reduce mortality rate due to COVID-19 infection

According to scientists, secondary bacterial infections in the respiratory system, along with delayed production of antibodies, is one of the major reasons for increased mortality rate in COVID-19 patients, especially the elderly ones.

Neck stiffness and pain: A seven-part exercise routine you can do without moving away from your desk
India

Neck stiffness and pain: A seven-part exercise routine you can do without moving away from your desk

If you're someone who frequently gets a stiff neck and associated pain in the neck, shoulders and head due to long hours of sitting at your desk, then you know just how debilitating it can be.

Life after lockdown: How to travel to visit loved ones while minimising risk of COVID-19 and other infections
India

Life after lockdown: How to travel to visit loved ones while minimising risk of COVID-19 and other infections

The risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 is higher with the elderly and those who have underlying health issues like heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, etc.

From taking a break to communicating with spouse, how women can ease mental burden of unpaid work during COVID-19
India

From taking a break to communicating with spouse, how women can ease mental burden of unpaid work during COVID-19

Whether she’s a mom or not, women have certain culturally prescribed gender-assigned roles which they are held responsible for.