Women going greener with menstrual cups

Hassle-free usage, cost-effectiveness and concern for the environment are making more women switch to menstrual cups in India. Use of sustainable alternatives to tackle “Aunt Flo” is on the rise as more women bid adieu to disposable sanitary products in India, especially Bangalore. Ashish Malani, co-founder of Shecup, the oldest menstrual cup manufacturer in India […]

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City wakes up to gluten-free food

Restaurants in Bangalore are experiencing higher demand for gluten-free food items. The demand for gluten-free food has increased in Bangalore where bakeries and restaurants selling gluten-free food said that they are experiencing higher demand over the past five years. Sushmita, co-owner of Carrots Restaurant in Kormangala said, “There has been a growing demand. My restaurant […]

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Hotter oceans may deplete commercial fish stock: study

With oceans warming over much larger spatial scale, marine ecosystems are under threat says a study Saiqua Sultan Bangalore, January 18, 2018: Rising sea temperatures could harm commercial fish stocks by adversely affecting their source of food, a new study has found. University of Adelaide scientists have demonstrated how increased temperatures reduce the vital flow of […]

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Work-in-progress at Kodigehalli underpass, a cause for worry

The mounds of garbage at the under-construction underpass are triggering a rise in reported cases of malaria and dengue Ritika Gondhalekar Bangalore, January 18, 2018: Since the construction of the Kodigehalli Underpass was halted six months ago, the number of reported cases for malaria and dengue has doubled in the area. Dr. Premanand, doctor at […]

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Maternity health facilities limitations in Gollahalli PHC

Bangalore, Sept 27, 2017:The Gollahalli Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Ramnagara Taluk, is not fulfilling maternity health care due to the absence of equipments and skilled doctors. The facilities are not available for pregnant ladies and they do not get the required primary care properly during the first and second trimester of their pregnancy. The guidelines of […]

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Condom Sales Bring Down HIV/AIDS in Bangalore

Bangalore, Sept 27, 2017:The spike in condom use has led to the decrease in HIV/Aids cases in Bangalore. Bhupendra, Customer Executive at Indiastat, a website that provides statistics from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, said that from 2016-2017, there were 47, 12, 000 condoms distributed in Karnataka. There’s a 1.7 per cent increase in […]

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Poor water supply, stinking public toilets

Bangalore, October 6: The toilets run by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) are smelly and unhygienic because they don’t have enough water. The toilets located at Jayanagar, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Subramanya Pura, Vasanth Nagar, Majestic, Hebbal, and many other places in the city stink because they cannot be cleaned regularly due to lack of water. Water […]

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Costs of platelets go up as dengue cases rise

Bangalore, Sept 5, 2017:With an increase in the number of dengue cases in the city, prices of platelets have gone up. “I had to pay Rs. 600 per unit of platelets in the government hospital where it costs Rs. 400,” says Guddu Raj, a relative of Rahul Raj admitted in Victoria Hospital due to dengue. Platelets are […]

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