Covid cases dip, masks on Metro premises & trains become rare

We have not eased curbs, says BMRCL A crowd of commuters enters Namma Metro stations, many of them with either no masks or their masks hanging on their chins. Sanitizer and thermal screening stations at the entrances remain unused for the most part. Trains are so packed that there is hardly any space to move. […]

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Pharmacy sector lacks regulation of Melatonin

Melatonin is not an over-the-counter drug and is still being sold on e-commerce platforms and a few pharmacies without prescriptions. The number of people facing anxiety issues and mental health problems has  increased substantially in the past two to three years. Psychologists say that the pandemic took a toll on many people and some were unable to […]

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Fitness trackers catch people’s attention

They track heart rate, calorie, burn and sleep. Lockdowns and closure of gyms led 24-year-old Mayank Gupta to use Fitbit watches and trackers to track his calorie burns and better understand his sleep quality. Fitbit watches and trackers are devices that keep   track of activities like steps and distance covered, calories burned, heart rate, sleep […]

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Re-implemented menstrual pads scheme remains on paper

NGOs step in as govt school girls aren’t getting any Despite the re-implementation of the Shuchi scheme by the Karnataka government in the financial year 2021-22, government schools in Bengaluru are still not receiving sanitary napkins. The scheme aims at distributing sanitary pads among adolescent girls in government schools and PU colleges. No school has […]

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Banned PABA supplements available online

Little research supports the use of PABA as supplements and there are no recommended or standardized dosages. The sale of Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) supplements continues on e-commerce platforms and a few physical stores despite the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) prohibiting their use in 2018.  PABA is a precursor of folic acid […]

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DRDO dismisses Patanjali’s claim on 2DG drug

Patanjali has done nothing much, they did publish a paper but it was based on our study, DRDO said. Gurugram: TheDefense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has said that Patanjali had nothing to do with the research of their new drug 2DG. This comes in response to Patanjali Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Acharya Balkrishna’s claim that the newly-launched […]

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Lockdown: Roadblock between shopkeepers and income

The shopkeepers are facing a lot of difficulties in their work due to the lockdown. NOIDA: The pandemic has largely affected the shopkeepers in Delhi and NCR in many ways. Most of the shopkeeper’s business has decreased by 50%, some shopkeepers have removed their workers as they don’t have money to give to them and […]

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“Seriously” Consider Waiving Custom On Black Fungus Drug: Delhi HC to Centre

At least 600 cases of black fungus have been reported in Delhi so far amidst a short supply of the Amphotericin B drug.  New Delhi– While recognizing that there is a shortage of black fungus treatment drugs in the country, the Delhi High Court asked the Centre to waive the custom duties on the drugs being imported […]

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A wave that flooded Indore’s healthcare system.

Indore: The acute shortage of oxygen, beds and medical supplies in the city has shone light on the glaring problem in the healthcare system. This has led to the loss of thousands of lives. Shailendra Tiwari, a city resident lost his brother amid the second wave. “Almost a month ago, we were all preparing for […]

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