Wellness

Wellness

ESI Model a Better Alternative to Ayushman Bharat

Reading Time: 3 minutesPublic health activists have been demanding that health should become an important political agenda and an issue of public debate. However, the Prime Minister successfully used the issue of stent price reduction during Bihar elections even though the prices were not brought down by the government. This was done after a court order in a […]

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Nipah the Virus on a Killing Spree in Kerala

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe fruit-bat borne virus has already killed 11 in Kerala’s Kozhikode and Malappuram districts after the first three deaths in a family were diagnosed as Nipah, the name that spells panic. One of the 11 dead was a nurse named Lini. Her body was cremated without much ado by the government and her home quarantined, […]

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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhy polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) occurs is not known though genetics (it can run in families), early age of menarche (age of 1st period), pollution, an unhealthy lifestyle – fast foods and lack of exercise are blamed. Dr. Amrinder, a leading, Delhi-based gynecologist provides the answer, exclusively for Different Truths. Are you an overweight teenager […]

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Health is Always the Biggest Victim of Conflicts: Rule by Military-Industry Disastrous for Mankind

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is an irony that those at the helm of affairs feign ignorance of the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Recent statements of the US administration to modernise their nuclear weapons programme are a serious issue for mankind to ponder over. The US decision to break the treaty with Iran has dangerous connotations. But the […]

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Hair Grafting: An Answer to Balding

Reading Time: 8 minutesThinning of hair and balding takes a toll on the self-confidence of a person. Our Fashion and Beauty expert, Shameena, tells us about hair grafting, in detail. Here’s her in-depth research, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Like good health and youth, most of us take our locks for granted – that is, […]

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What are Learning Disabilities?

Reading Time: 22 minutesThe learning disability category has become the fastest-growing category within special education. In the past decade, the number of children identified by the schools as learning-disabled has risen from one percent of the school-age population to 5 percent. Funds spent on special education services for learning-disabled children have increased from five percent of funds distributed […]

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Dengue: Symptoms, Care, and Prevention in Children

Reading Time: 3 minutesPreeti tells us about the symptoms, care, and prevention of Dengue in children, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Dengue (DEN-gee) fever is a tropical disease caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes. The Aides mosquito bites a person a person infected by dengue virus and it becomes a carrier of this virus. […]

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Exam Pressures are Driving School Kids to Suicide in Britain: New Study Mentions Mental Health Issues of Students

Reading Time: 3 minutesAccording to a new study published by the National Education Union, 81 percent of secondary teachers report having detected self-harming among pupils. Forty-nine percent said mental-health issues had led to suicides or suicide attempts at their schools or colleges.  Here’s a report, for Different Truths. Teachers say academic stress is to blame for a sharp […]

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Girls and Autism: Missed Diagnosis and Mis-diagnosis

Reading Time: 7 minutesBoys are four times as likely to receive early diagnosis and intervention for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) than girls. There was a time when it was believed that ASD was prevalent only in boys. Girls are always taught to blend in and not stand out. While boys and men with Autism also use camouflage, researchers point […]

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Dengue Vaccine Might Instead Trigger More Cases: New Study

Reading Time: 5 minutesAt times antibodies turn a double-agent. The theory adds that the antibodies attach themselves to viruses, like that of dengue, to make the infection more severe. And many times, such an infection can be life-threatening, points out Mahima, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. My doctor tells me that globally all medical specialists […]

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