There is no Health Devoid of Economic Wellbeing

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe public sector is now responsible for the preventive services, while the private sector, on the other hand, is taking lead in advanced tertiary care with a profit motive. We have seen an unprecedented growth of exorbitant corporate hospitals in the health sector. There have been reports of public reaction to their fleecing the patients. […]

Oxytocin Ban Would Put Many Patients in Serious Difficulty

Reading Time: 3 minutesOxytocin is not the only the drug; several medicines which have been used in the past are now banned. Byproducts of opium, which are useful in many cases in psychosomatic disorders, have now been banned because these medicines have been pushed for use for addiction. Codeine, which has been so useful to control a persistent […]

Three Reasons You Should Enjoy Mangoes to This Summer

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara tells us three benefits of eating mangoes to our heart’s content, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It’s summer and the “King of fruits” is delightedly savoured by us all. More than 1000 varieties of mangoes are grown across the world, out of which 283 are found in India. Apart from being […]

Work Hard, Spend Harder: Beware! It is Ruining Your Mental Health

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndia is the fastest growing market for any and every product you can find on the Earth. Why? Because we are 1.3 billion consumers base. Are you taking pride in it? There is a dark side to this so-called pride, warns Mahima, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Globally, India is probably best […]

Census of Healthcare Facilities may be an Excellent Idea

Reading Time: 4 minutesLakhs of hospitals, doctors, clinics, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and nursing homes will be mapped under this census on over 1,400 variables including infrastructure and performance of the facilities. The census result should help the government not only map the geographical locations of these healthcare facilities, but also measure their performance. A report, for Different Truths. […]

How Classical is Our Yoga?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are various ways of attaining the sublime and the surreal – Yoga takes you towards that. But today’s scientific day and age ask for more – how can energy be viewed while doing Pranayama and meditation, some ask and doubt the real effects of Yoga. For such skeps, Yoga is more of a form […]

Fitness Challenge was a Smart Build-Up for Yoga Day

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Congress and Modi’s other political rivals laugh at the boast that Modi internationalised Yoga. That accomplishment, they say, go to selfless yogis like the late BKS Iyengar, who is said to have given to China yogic power long before Modi travelled to that country to teach the Chinese rudimentary Yoga. A report, for Different […]

Three Easy Life Hacks for a Healthier Living

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe modern lifestyle leaves little space to keep ourselves healthy and happy. The hectic schedule in this rat-race era demands consistent actions to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Ritambhara tells us three ways to remain healthy, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In today’s world, staying healthy seems to be a daunting task. The […]

Impact of Climate Change on Health: Urgent Need for Steps to Limit Risks

Reading Time: 4 minutesClimate and weather have always had a powerful impact on human health and well-being. Global climate change is a newer challenge to ongoing efforts to protect human health. In the past few years, there has been an increased incidence of mosquitoes breeding Malaria, Dengue and Yellow Fever. Increase in temperature by 2-3º C would increase […]

Bat-like, Nipah Turns Kozhikode Upside Down: Frantic Moves to Deal with Second Outbreak

Reading Time: 5 minutesAlready 17 of the 20 ‘Nipah infected’, who were hospitalised, are dead. That is a kill-rate of over 89 percent, much more than what heaven can accommodate in such quick-time. No ‘Maafi Mushkil’ or ‘Khuda Hafiz’. Not even a ‘Kannam Cheta’, see you brother! Just a quickie ‘Al Vidaa’ in the head while on the deathbed. […]