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    Frequent Tummy Troubles? We Got a Doctor to Tell Us How to Keep Our Stomach Healthy

    Promotion While the most common symptoms for COVID-19 continue to be fever, sore throat, cough, and shortness of breath, doctors have advised that the virus is mutating, causing diarrhea-like symptoms. Dr Ankush R Pawar, Consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Fortis Escorts Liver and Digestive Diseases Institute, New Delhi, and Dr...

    • a week ago
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    From Smallpox to Rabies, Here's The Fascinating History Behind Our Vaccines

    Promotion COVID-19 has kept the world on the edge of its seat. Politicians, business people, working-class citizens and the marginalised - everyone is waiting with bated breath for the development of a vaccine for this pandemic. Vaccinations, since their administration, have possibly saved more lives than antibiotics[1]. The story of vaccines is one of gradual...

    • a week ago
  • Healthcare

    This 82-YO Doctor Single-handedly Reduced an MP District's Maternal Mortality Rate

    Promotion Dr Leela Joshi never imagined that she would bag India's fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, at 82. It was only after winning the award did the Ratlam-based gynaecologist realise what it takes to be 81 year old Dr Leela Joshi, who retired as gynaecologist from Railways in 1997, will be presented Padma Shri.She devoted 22 yrs of her post...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Stress Taking a Toll On Mental Health? These Free Online Sessions Can Help

    Promotion The pandemic has set us all back on our heels, both professionally and personally. While using this time to learn a new skill or to just get some R&R in is what a lot of people have turned to, anxiety about the future and the concept of staying at home for days on end has also created a need to address mental health. 'The lack of certainty about what lies...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    What's Wrong in Covering Celebrity Suicides with Such Fanfare? Everything & More

    Promotion The news of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death by suicide led to a massive outpouring of grief and sadness from Indians of all hues. Sushant wasn't your 'average' film celebrity. Young and dynamic, with no 'godfathers' in the industry, he represented far more than his 11 released films indicated. From his passion for the sciences to his...

    • 4 weeks ago
  • Healthcare

    Witnessed Elder Abuse? Here's How You Can Report It & Help

    Promotion Elder abuse cases are on the rise, as per data recorded by the Elders Helpline, Bengaluru. From 174 in 2016-2017 to 264 in 2018-19, the data also revealed that while 60 per cent of elders have stated that they face some kind of abuse, only 18 per cent of them came forward to report it. Just being aware of The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    Indians Have to Quit This Habit For Good If They Want to Fight COVID-19

    Promotion Last Saturday, while I waited in a queue to get my daily essentials from a shop, the shop assistant made sure we stood within marked circles, maintained social distance, and wore masks and gloves. I thought, 'This is needed. Way to go!' The next second, the owner of the shop came out, nodded at the customers, slid his mask down and spat on the road. Atithi Devo...

    • a month ago
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    5 Initiatives That Help You Care For Aging Parents, Senior Citizens From a Distance

    Promotion The phone rang a couple of times and finally gave into a silence followed by a trail of beeps. He picked up the phone again and dialled the same number. The same ordeal and finally an automated message of connectivity issues echoed through it. He, however, continued. With each try, the knot in his chest grew tighter, his pace faster as he scaled...

    • a month ago
  • Healthcare

    Lockdown Had My Head Pounding & Eyes Burning, Until a Doctor Told Me Why

    Promotion With the outside world out of bounds, a lot of people have started to escape into the virtual world for entertainment and relaxation. I am no exception. Working during the daytime and binge-watching my favourite serials on online streaming channels at night has become a daily norm. Naturally, I spent almost ten days nursing a headache so bad that it felt like...

    • a month ago
  • Healthcare

    No More Walking For Medicine: Engineering Graduate Helps 35 Villages Access Healthcare!

    Promotion With The Positive Collective, The Better India's COVID-19 coverage is available to regional language publications for free. Write to editorial@thebetterindia.com for more details. When Jagdeep Gambir, an ISB alumnus and Finance Analyst with Goldman Sachs moved to Dalsingh Sarai, a city in Bihar's Samastipur district, to work on a project about...

    • 2 months ago

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