Sunday, 16 January, 2022

Topic: Health

Quiet rooms to bookable desks — this is how the post-pandemic ‘hybrid workspace’ looks

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, most people were dissatisfied with their office space. Now, offices may not be as essential as we once thought.

Indians are Vitamin D deficient. And no, it can’t be fixed by diet alone

Vitamin D deficiency is a public health problem.

Health data cannot be fragmented and inaccessible. Modi govt needs a policy revamp

The discussion around the exchange of personal and sensitive health info has largely focused on aspects of security and privacy of the data.

Is the common cold really much worse this year?

People are reporting their ‘worst cold ever’ this year as winter sets in and Covid rules are relaxed.

‘Health’ drinks for diabetes care in India have more chemical than essential nutrients

Many Indians buy ‘sugar free’ health drinks in the hope that they will be able to regulate their blood glucose and gain essential nutrients and energy. But does it happen?

Not just Global Hunger Index, India’s own govt data shows how worried we should be

The Modi government has questioned the methodology of the Global Hunger Index. But undernutrition is one of the leading factors of child mortality in India.

Scientists, doctors, or politicians? Report shows who we trust the most after the pandemic

While the position of many professions has barely shifted over the last few years, the pandemic has provided a boost to the trustworthiness of one.

Instagram six-pack influencers are ruining men’s self-esteem, promoting alpha-male culture

The furore over six-pack abs on Instagram is more than just a trend. It's undermining the essence of fitness and replacing it with an illusion.

Digital technology can help us address five key sources of health inequity. Here’s how

Health inequity does not have a single cause. It's the amalgamation of structural and procedural dimensions that benefits some and marginalises others.

20 years on, 9/11 responders are still sick and dying

More than 91,000 workers and volunteers were exposed to a range of hazards during the rescue, recovery and clean-up operations.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.