More pregnant women now visit maternity clinics than before

Some still don’t see docs due to taboos, shyness The percentage of women who made at least four antenatal visits to maternity clinics has risen by 0.8 per cent over four years as per the State Fact sheet of the National Family Health Survey, 2019). According to the NFHS, the percentage of women who made […]

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Parents, don’t give your kids vitamins; they can sometimes cause damage

With Covid-19 cases rising, several worried parents have started giving immunity boosters like vitamins C and D to their children.  Hetal Kukadiya, a mother of a three-year-old in Rajkot, said: “My neighbour suggested I give vitamin C tablets to my child. My child… has not faced any side-effects or other illness. I believe immunity boosters […]

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College gets barber on campus as a step to curb Covid

Dr Prabhakar Bhimalapuram is the chairperson of the Campus Health and Medical Committee set up by the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, to oversee the efficient running of health clinics on campus. Recently, the committee undertook the responsibility of fighting against Covid to safeguard students on campus. It took the unusual measure of getting […]

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Delhi University students are worried over delayed exams

Dean says open book exams will be conducted. Final-year students of Delhi University are worried because results will be announced late due to a delayed start of exams. The university has announced that the exams will commence in early June, after a month’s delay. “Top management institutes in India are supposed to start on June 30. […]

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AAP govt issues norms for kids housed in CCIs

Given the rising cases of Covid in the national capital, the Delhi government on Thursday issued new guidelines for Child Care Institutions (CCIs) to protect the children from contracting the virus.  According to the press release,the CCIs have to teach children how to keep their hands clean, practise washing of hands before and after having […]

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Number of kids breaking the law rose during the lockdown

Most belong to broken homes, poor families Bengaluru: The pandemic has added more cases of children in conflict with the law to the already rising trend of delinquent acts in Bengaluru. Data received from various helplines for women and children indicate that there has been an increase in domestic violence and sexual attacks on women […]

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