New Delhi: New Delhi: In a bid to make working conditions friendly for women personnel, the Sashastra Seema Bal has taken several measures. For the first time, women guarding the borders get private barrack cubicles and sanitary pad incinerators. "We have created some...
By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Padiganalam (Tamil Nadu): Married against her wishes at 11 to her dead sister's husband, Sidhamallamma Kanchappa gave birth to her first child at home when she was 12. It was 1998, the child nearly died, and...
New Delhi:  Indians have "alarmingly" high levels of body mass index and waist circumference, according to a new study which highlights the link between obesity and the development and progression of chronic kidney diseases. The Indian Chronic Kidney Disease (ICKD) study...
New York:  Your daily cup of tea or coffee may help keep dementia at bay, say scientists who have identified 24 compounds - including caffeine - that boost an enzyme known to reduce the risk of the brain disorder. Researchers from...
Hyderabad: The Centre would soon extend benefits under Employee's State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to the Anganwadi, ASHA and  mid-day meal scheme workers in the country, Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said. "All Anganwadi workers, ASHA (Accredited Social...
London: Women who dye their hair or use hormonal contraceptives may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study has warned. Researcher Sanna Heikkinen from the University of Helsinki and Finnish Cancer Registry evaluated the contribution of...
By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Sittilinghi, Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu): Nestled in a sylvan valley in northwestern Tamil Nadu and surrounded by forests, the village council, or panchayat, of Sittilinghi struggled to bring to attention the infirmities obscured by its natural...
New Delhi:  The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, increasing the maternity leave to 26 weeks from present 12 weeks. As per the bill, a woman who adopts a child below the age of...
New York: Babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers had higher levels of folate during pregnancy, a study has showed. The study, led by researchers from Johns...
New Delhi: Over the last decade, there has been an alarming rise in the caesarean deliveries in India. The private hospitals, especially, have shown a significant increase as oppose to the public hospitals that registered a dip in the...

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