‘Commercialization of breast milk is unethical & wrong’

Breastfeeding is the most effective way to ensure a newborn child’s well-being. It depends on the principle of demand and supply. Dr Shagufta Parveen, a lactation support consultant, founder CEO of Herwellness and co-founder of The Birth Home, Midwifery care centre, spoke to The Observer about the ethics of donating and selling breast milk. Excerpts […]

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Homeopathy found an increase in takers during the pandemic

Allopath says there is no proof it works The popularity of homeopathic treatment has increased among the public post Covid-19. Dr Jagdish K, a homeopathic practitioner, informed The Observer: “When people saw that even after vaccinations, Covid cases were abundant everywhere, and some cases were severe, it led to a loss of faith in allopathy and vaccinations.” […]

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Stench from BBMP waste plant makes citizens’ life miserable

Protests, appeals to Palike have had no effect Residents of Lingadheeranahalli, a neighborhood in Banashankari 6th Stage, 4th Block, are troubled by a bad smell emanating from a waste-processing plant. Saroja G, a shopkeeper, informed The Observer: “The problem has been there for two years. Even after people held strikes and complained several times to the BBMP, […]

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In rural areas, awareness about health insurance remains low

Some people are reluctant to buy policies Even though there are numerous health insurance policies, people living in rural areas are either unaware of them or reluctant to avail of them. Amir Pasha, a resident of Doddaballapur in Bengaluru Rural, informed The Observer he knows about various health insurance policies of the government and private companies […]

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To cut heart attack risk, gyms seek clients’ medical reports

They get people to gradually build stamina Gyms in Bengaluru are getting their clients to produce medical reports to reduce the possibility of them suffering heart attack during workouts. According to cardiologist T.R. Raghu, extreme workout routines have the most possibility of causing heart attacks. One should gradually build one’s stamina instead of following an extreme […]

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Doctors flag excessive consumption of protein powder as cardiac risk

‘Intake of protein should be only though food’ Excessive use of protein powders could result in a person suffering a heart attack, doctors say. While a spoonful may seem healthy, not many people know the implications behind it. Dr G. Vivek, a cardiologist, informed The Observer: “When it is about protein powder, it depends on what […]

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In unclean area at K.R. Market, roadside ‘dentists’ fix teeth

‘We are doing social service for 35 years’ Unqualified persons replace old teeth with new at the K.R. Market bus stand amid unhygienic conditions. They do the job with skills acquired from their fathers and grandfathers. These dental shops are located in an open, unclean area. The water used in the process is not clean. The “doctors” […]

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As water stagnates in potholes and garbage, mosquito menace rises

Nobody comes to clear trash, complain citizens Citizens in several parts of Bengaluru say the mosquito menace is increasing due to accumulation of  rainwater in potholes, empty vessels and coconut shells. They blame the government for its negligence. Rajendran Prabhakaran, a social worker and resident of Rajendra Nagar, informed The Observer: “My wife was admitted […]

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