Women, beware: Cars with 5-star safety rating are unsafe for you

Only male dummies are used during crash testing in India. Bengaluru: When a woman buys a car with a five-star safety rating, she assumes she’s safe. She’s mistaken. For the car was produced with men in mind. In 2020, most automakers produced cars based on data from male crash test dummies. These cars can have deadly […]

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No knowledge of HPV could prove fatal for women

HPV centre of India annual report says 62 percent of people died out of ninety-six thousand cases reported of cervical cancer. Bangalore: Lack of awareness about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among women is making them vulnerable to cervical cancer. Helen, a 23-year-old woman, said that she had no idea about the HPV vaccine and did […]

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17 lakh girls affected as state government halts free pads scheme

Some schools are buying them with their own funds. Bengaluru: The Karnataka government’s decision to halt funds to the Shuchi sanitary napkin distribution scheme in the 2020-21 budget has adversely affected students of rural schools and colleges. P. Jagadani, a 15-year-old student at a government school in Gollahalli, Kumbalgodu, informed The Observer: “We have not […]

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Poor sanitation in B’luru slums takes a toll on women’s health

Only 597 out of 2,000 slums get government help. Bengaluru: Of the 93 million slum residents in India, 85% have poor or no access to sanitation, according to the National Sample Survey Organization report of 2019-2020. This impacts women’s health more adversely than that of men. Rapid population growth has given rise to 2,000 slums […]

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